Patient and family reactions to day hospitalization of the chronically ill
Parnes, Phyllis Sally
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The innovation of a day hospital for the long term mentally ill patient brings to light new areas of possible exploration. This study sought to look at what perceptions six patients and a member of the patients' families had concerning day hospitalization and its effects. The patients, all long term mentally ill females, had been actively participating in a specific day hospital program of a large Boston area state hospital. The patients between the ages of thirty and forty-six years of age had been in the hospital for approximately five and one-half months. Previously, they had been hospitalized from nine months to twenty-seven years with a mean of eighteen years and one month [TRUNCATED]
Thesis (M.S.)--Boston University
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