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Characteristics and staff resources of child and adolescent psychiatric hospital wards in Finland.
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PMID:  15788039     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The aim of this study is to describe structural characteristics and staff resources of child psychiatric and adolescent psychiatric hospital wards in Finland. The target group of the survey consisted of 69 child and adolescent psychiatric hospital units in Finland. Information was obtained from 64 units (93%). Most of the wards were based on 24-h-a-day provision. There were only 7-day-treatment programmes including two family wards. When compared internationally, the numbers of units, beds and staff levels were high in Finland, with all members of staff qualified. The nurse-patient ratio and psychiatrist resources were rather satisfactory. However, in many units there was a lack of psychologists, social workers and occupational therapists. General recommendations and guidelines for staff resources in child and adolescent hospital treatment wards are warranted.
H Ellilä; A Sourander; M Välimäki; J Piha
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of psychiatric and mental health nursing     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1351-0126     ISO Abbreviation:  J Psychiatr Ment Health Nurs     Publication Date:  2005 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-03-24     Completed Date:  2005-05-26     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9439514     Medline TA:  J Psychiatr Ment Health Nurs     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  209-14     Citation Subset:  N    
Turku Polytechnic, Social and Health Care, Finland.
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MeSH Terms
Adolescent Health Services / organization & administration*
Adolescent Psychiatry / organization & administration
Child Health Services / organization & administration*
Child Psychiatry / organization & administration
Guidelines as Topic
Health Resources / organization & administration
Health Services Needs and Demand
Health Services Research
Hospital Bed Capacity / statistics & numerical data
Hospital Units / organization & administration*
Medical Staff, Hospital / organization & administration
Mental Health Services / organization & administration*
Nursing Staff, Hospital / organization & administration
Occupational Therapy / organization & administration
Personnel Staffing and Scheduling / organization & administration*
Psychiatric Nursing / organization & administration
Psychology, Clinical / organization & administration
Social Work, Psychiatric / organization & administration

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