Title

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

Document Type

Conference Paper

Publication Details

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.

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.

RIS ID

63590

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0004867412445952