The hospitalization of minors in mental hospitals by their parents: An institutional case study

A. T. Russell, William Winslade, M. Liss

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Psychiatric hospitals are facing a multitude of judicial decisions and statutory requirements that have a direct impact on clinical care and hospital management. This paper discusses the effects of one such decision on a large adolescent psychiatric service. The impact on clinical care, the response of the institution, and the eventual resolution of the situation are described. Several lessons were learned which may be applicable to a variety of psychiatric facilities and jurisdictions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)73-78
Number of pages6
JournalPsychiatric Hospital
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Leadership and Management

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