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Do PECC Units in regional Australia address needs of revolving door clients?

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Introduction: Community mental health care is potentially

    more humane and more therapeutic than hospital care, but

    factors have culminated in a revolving-door phenomenon in

    which many mentally ill people move continuously between

    homelessness and hospitalisation. Downsizing or closing

    long-stay psychiatric hospitals is a critical part of deinstitutionalization,

    it is only a part of that process, the definition

    extends beyond hospital depopulation to include the provision

    of alternative services. PECC units have been successful

    in addressing these issues.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Wijesinghe, N. & Pai, N. Brahmavar. (2012). Do PECC Units in regional Australia address needs of revolving door clients?. In RANZCP, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 46 (S1), 67-67.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84866786071

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/medpapers/496

Number Of Pages


  • 0

Start Page


  • 67

End Page


  • 67

Volume


  • 46

Issue


  • S1

Place Of Publication


  • Australia

Abstract


  • Introduction: Community mental health care is potentially

    more humane and more therapeutic than hospital care, but

    factors have culminated in a revolving-door phenomenon in

    which many mentally ill people move continuously between

    homelessness and hospitalisation. Downsizing or closing

    long-stay psychiatric hospitals is a critical part of deinstitutionalization,

    it is only a part of that process, the definition

    extends beyond hospital depopulation to include the provision

    of alternative services. PECC units have been successful

    in addressing these issues.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Wijesinghe, N. & Pai, N. Brahmavar. (2012). Do PECC Units in regional Australia address needs of revolving door clients?. In RANZCP, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 46 (S1), 67-67.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84866786071

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/medpapers/496

Number Of Pages


  • 0

Start Page


  • 67

End Page


  • 67

Volume


  • 46

Issue


  • S1

Place Of Publication


  • Australia