What experience do you have a patient in a psychiatric ward? What about your family? Do you agree with psychiatrists, psychologists or nurses? This book contains the testimony of professional users and inpatient psychiatric care, all those involved in this unpredictable environment, distressing and sometimes threatening that is, to many, the psychiatric ward.
Each chapter contains the story of people who are at the forefront of psychiatric care in addition to two comments and proposals suggest exercises to improve the quality of care. An essential work for patients and mental health professionals and all those who dare to cross the threshold of a psychiatric leaving behind false myths.
Only if we cross the gulf between "them" and "us"-understanding how services are for those who receive and appreciate the dilemmas and frustrations of service providers, we can improve hospi...read more