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Longer-Term Psychiatric Inpatient Care for Adolescents

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Hazell Philip (Editor), "Longer-Term Psychiatric Inpatient Care for Adolescents", Springer Nature, 2022, DOI: 10.1007/978-981-19-1950-3, License:

This open access book describes the theoretical underpinnings and operational aspects of delivering longer-term inpatient psychiatric care to adolescents experiencing severe, unremitting mental illness. The authorship is drawn from the multidisciplinary team that supports the Walker Adolescent Unit, located in Sydney, Australia. The book begins with an account of the planning and development of the unit, an examination of the physical environment, and the adaptations that have been made to ensure its functionality. There follows a consideration of the therapeutic milieu. The book describes clinical processes such as admission and discharge planning, formulation and case review. There is information about the specific roles of professionals and the therapies that they provide. The book describes the steps taken to maintain and enhance the physical wellbeing of patients. There are chapters dedicated to governance, and to training and education. The final chapter describes how the unit responded to challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic.


Mental Health Service, Adolescent Psychiatry, Youth Health, Psychiatric Inpatient Treatment, Adolescents, Mental Disorders, Mental Illness, Child And Adolescent Mental Health, Mental Health Inpatient Facilities, Healthcare, Public Health, Psychiatric Hospital

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