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Old 11-27-2019, 04:46 AM   #1
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Default Article: How hospitals are beginning to look more like prisons

Hospital Psychiatric Wards Now Feel Like Prisons, Some Say | HuffPost
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Old 11-27-2019, 10:29 AM   #2
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The hospitals are caught in a bind. They make the environment friendly with amenities and risk a suicide and a law suit or they make the unit suicide proof and create a punishing atmosphere for all patients. I'm glad I'm not the one who has to make these decisions. I also know that I would never voluntarily admit myself to a unit that treated its patients like that. I'm usually admitted for mania with psychosis so I probably wouldn't notice the austere surroundings until I was recovering. I'd bug the heck out of my psychiatrist to release me when I began having insight however. I'd never consent to a paper gown or no bathroom door. I'm a rape survivor for heavens sake.
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]I was lucky enough to finally go to a wonderful hospital, after years of being in horrible places. This hospital has the best care and different programs depending on diagnosis.
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I've never encountered that extreme of measures in the hospital. Much depends on where you go, and I knew where to go in my city. Mine was a locked unit which didn't bother me; that just meant people couldn't go in and out. We had doors to our rooms that had to stay open; our bathroom doors could be closed, but they might knock on the door if they were doing status checks and were looking for you. Not a big deal. Safety on a unit where patients are suicidal is a must. Patients find the oddest ways to harm themselves, and a hospital treating suicidal patients that doesn't stay proactive is liable for a lawsuit.

My hospital has made changes in the last few years. They now have several different wings with varying levels of security depending on the severity of the patient's symptoms. That seems a logical way to handle this issue so that both safety and dignity can be addressed. Not every hospital has the facilities to do that, however.
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I've never encountered that extreme of measures in the hospital. Much depends on where you go, and I knew where to go in my city. Mine was a locked unit which didn't bother me; that just meant people couldn't go in and out. We had doors to our rooms that had to stay open; our bathroom doors could be closed, but they might knock on the door if they were doing status checks and were looking for you. Not a big deal. Safety on a unit where patients are suicidal is a must. Patients find the oddest ways to harm themselves, and a hospital treating suicidal patients that doesn't stay proactive is liable for a lawsuit.

My hospital has made changes in the last few years. They now have several different wings with varying levels of security depending on the severity of the patient's symptoms. That seems a logical way to handle this issue so that both safety and dignity can be addressed. Not every hospital has the facilities to do that, however.
This, above. Different levels of care is the key, but only very large hospitals can do this.

That said, I know someone who committed suicide while she was on the maximum security ward of a state hospital. Not going to get into it, but the point is, there is only so much S-proofing that can be done. Ultimately, people are going to do what they are going to do.
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My preferred IP is a wonderful place , as comfortable as a hospital can be.

Ive also been to one that was pure hell.

Unfortunately my last need of IP my preferred IP was totally full and no expected discharges for 3 days. So I was taken by ambulance 1.5 hours away. It was hell I went from suicidal to mad as hell I did get released in exactly 72 hours. The staff was horrible, Im grateful the Pdoc was a caring person, lord know the nurses were legit nurse Rachets

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