Experiencing the Patient's Day: A Manual for Psychiatric Hospital Personnel

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Putnam, 1955 - Mental illness - 214 pages
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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
THE TWENTYFOURHOUR DAY
4
The Patient Rises in the Morning
5
The Patient Eats Breakfast
7
The Patient Leaves the Ward
10
The Patient Is Admitted
15
Introducing the New Patient to Others
20
EXAMINATION OF THE PATIENT
24
The Paranoid Patient and the Attendant
118
How Does the Paranoid Schizophrenic Patient Feel?
123
How Does the Schizophrenic Patient Feel? 1 28
128
How Does the Depressed Patient Feel?
134
ORIENTATION
138
Personnel Learn to Identify with Patients Experience Empathy
141
RolePlaying Sociodrama in Psychiatric Nursing Education
145
How the Attendant Learns to Understand His Own Feelings
150

The Patient Has Social Service Help
25
Examining the Patient How the Attendant Helps
29
The Patient Has Laboratory Examinations
34
The Patient Has an XRay
39
The Patient Has an Electroencephalogram
43
The Patient Has Psychological Tests
47
CONTENTS PAGE
52
The Attendant Observes the Patient
54
The Attendant Participates in Research
63
TREATMENT
71
SelfExpression as Therapy
74
The Patients Social Environment
77
The Patient Has Occupational Therapy
80
The Attendant Gives the Patient Ward Occupational Therapy
85
The Patient Has Physical Therapy
87
The Patient Receives Other Treatments
95
The Attendant Helps with Electric Shock
98
The Patient Receives Insulin Shock Treatment
102
Psychotherapy
106
SYMPTOMS AND DIAGNOSES
113
Delusions Hallucinations and Obsessions
114
The Role and Education of Nursing Personnel
152
The Attendant Defines His Role
154
Group Work with Patients
156
The Attendant Asks for Better Direction
159
What the Attendant Learns from His Work
162
PROBLEMS
167
Was the Patient Lazy?
169
Was the Patient Assaultive?
172
The Patient Who Griped
175
The Patient Wants Some Shoes
178
Why Did the Patient Strike the Attendant? 1 80
180
The Attendants Recognize Their Hostility Toward the Overactive Patient
184
Minority Race Status Affects the Patients Adjustment 1 89
189
The Patient Stays Behind to Commit Suicide
193
WARD PROBLEMS
197
One Patient Disturbs the Ward
200
An Epidemic of Suicidal Attempts
204
Clashing Attitudes of Personnel Toward a Patient
208
CONCLUSION
212
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