Module introduction

By the end of this module we hope that you will have a stronger knowledge of:


  • the reasons for acute in-patient admission and setting constructive objectives


  • the most prevalent treatment models


  • the importance of staff talking to patients and how to achieve this


  • how to increase the psychotherapeutic content of treatment packages


  • ways of enhancing patient self-management and involvement


  • effective staffing designation and deployment


  • best ways of structuring and providing constructive content for the patient day


  • the acute ward psychiatrist’s role in relation to patients, leadership and staff training


  • the primary quality assurance systems influencing ward practices and standards.




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