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Inpatient mental health care in the first world war

Chatterton, Claire (2015). Inpatient mental health care in the first world war. Mental Health Practice, 19(1) pp. 35–37.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.7748/mhp.19.1.35.e1108
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Abstract

The rising casualty rates during the first world war caused a major problem for the British government. As the numbers of soldiers affected grew, the War Office began requisitioning large public psychiatric asylums to be used as war hospitals to treat soldiers. One after another the institutions were emptied, often rapidly. The patients were dispersed to other public asylums across the country. This article investigates the impact of this policy on inpatients and nursing staff in asylums.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2015 Mental Health Practice
ISSN: 1465-8720
Keywords: history; World War One; inpatient care; nursing
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Health, Wellbeing and Social Care
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Research Group: Health and Wellbeing PRA (Priority Research Area)
Item ID: 53461
Depositing User: Claire Chatterton
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2018 16:19
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 11:32
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/53461
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