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Implementation of Change from Mixed Sex Ward to a Single Sex Ward
Pages 8 (2008 words)
Implementation of Change from Mixed-sex ward to a single sex ward. Name Institution Implementation of change from mixed sex ward to a single sex ward. Historically, patients have been cared for in mixed-sex wards. However, over the past twenty years concerns to have mixed-sex wards replaced have been widely reported with most patients preferring single-sex wards to mixed-sex wards.
Women vulnerability with severe mental illness to physical and sexual abuses noted in mixed-sex wards. These increased rates of past sexual assaults and abuses among psychiatric impatient made them vulnerable to exploitation and abuse in mix-sex settings. This implies that re-victimization rates among women with mental illness are high. Increased recognition by the service providers of problems arising from histories of such trauma led to increase in same-sex inpatient units. Given the recognition that, trauma leads to pervasive and long term negative effects on mental health and relational problems, emotional regulation difficulties and mistrust of others, there was a general necessity to evade such menace. This paper is a case study on Implementation of Change from Mixed-sex ward to a single sex ward. It entails in-depth discussion about mixed-sex wards and single-sex wards, why the mixed-sex wards should be faced out in favor of the single-sex wards, demerits and merits of the two systems, as well as, the financial repercussions that come along with introduction of same-sex wards. Additionally, the paper explores the area of acute mental health to shade light on what needs to be done to achieve full transformations from mixed-sex to single-sex wards. ...
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