Taking time (continued)
This entry is an addition to my previous entry. In the previous entry, I mentioned family health care, it's challenges and it's benefits. I promised documentation on the issue also. So, here it is:
Family care of patients at the Marcy State Hospital
Journal Psychiatric Quarterly
Publisher Springer Netherlands
Subject Behavioral Science and Medicine
Issue Volume 11, Number 2 / June, 1937
Online Date Monday, May 16, 2005
Sidney W. Bisgrove1
(1) Marcy State Hospital, Marcy, USA
Conclusions Family care is an economic measure. It is less expensive than hospital care and every bed made available by this form of treatment makes a bed available for active mental cases in the hospital.
Family care is, for many patients, a successful form of treatment.
Family care admits progressive adaptation to social life.
Family care constitutes and adequate preparation for return to normal life as it specifically trains the patients for this goal.
Family care represents, for the convalescent and rehabilitation type of patient, the bridge between the hospital and parole.
Family care is especially valuable for homeless patients.
Family care is a means of educating the public to mental hygiene.
This is only a partial from a larger document, but it represents some authority on the issue of family health care.