The Reason for Admission as a Focus of Work for an Adolescent Unit

Bruggen, Peter; Byng-Hall, John; Pitt-Aikens, Tom
March 1973
British Journal of Psychiatry;Mar73, Vol. 122 Issue 568, p319
Academic Journal
The article describes the admission ideas and practices of an adolescent unit at Hill End Hospital in Saint Albans, England. In September 1969, the unit took younger adolescents of both sexes from the area of the North-West Metropolitan Regional Hospital Board. The question of who should be admitted to this adolescent unit was a critical question. The adolescent unit used the pragmatic criterion, the impossibility of the adolescent being coped with in the community, as the reason for admission. Some of its working may also seem to have been imposed by a shortage of facilities.


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