Research Article

An adolescent ward.

Br Med J 1977; 2 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.2.6085.503 (Published 20 August 1977) Cite this as: Br Med J 1977;2:503
  1. F N Bamford,
  2. P M Minshall,
  3. P D Mohr

    Abstract

    A ward has been set up for adolescents, who, being neither children nor adults, have special needs. It provides a pleasant and enthusiastic atmosphere that allows the patients to mix together socially alties is important, but not more than 20% should be long-stay patients. Those needing intensive care or specialised investigations and those likely to be a disruptive influence are excluded. No serious sexual problems have been encountered.