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Transitional care: a new approach to aftercare.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  188745     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The transitional-care program incorporates the principles of behavior modification and group and family therapy in order to help recently discharged psychiatric patients maintain the positive changes that occurred in the hospital. Patients meet for approximately three hours a week, for up to 12 weeks, with nursing staff who worked with them while they were hospitalized. Each patient has an individual treatment program and goals, and during meetings with his team he discusses his progress and problems in meeting those goals. Staff members encourage patients to accept responsibility for each other and not to become too dependent on them. The program has been successful in preventing rehospitalization.
R Furedy; M Crowder; F Silvers
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hospital & community psychiatry     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0022-1597     ISO Abbreviation:  Hosp Community Psychiatry     Publication Date:  1977 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-03-21     Completed Date:  1977-03-21     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0040250     Medline TA:  Hosp Community Psychiatry     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  122-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Behavior Therapy
Family Therapy
Group Processes
Mental Disorders / rehabilitation*
Middle Aged
Patient Readmission
Psychotherapy, Group
Social Adjustment
Time Factors

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