The likelihood of admission of elderly persons to a psychiatric hospital : a comparative study of elderly persons admitted for the first time to a psychiatric hospital and of elderly persons in the community, with special reference to the composition, organisation, and structural integration of their families

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Strydom, Katinka J D en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisor Helm, Brunhilde en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Elk, Ronith en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2016-03-28T14:30:41Z
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dc.date.issued 1980 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Elk, R. 1980. The likelihood of admission of elderly persons to a psychiatric hospital : a comparative study of elderly persons admitted for the first time to a psychiatric hospital and of elderly persons in the community, with special reference to the composition, organisation, and structural integration of their families. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/18275
dc.description.abstract The helping professions in many parts of the world, experience concern over the increased number of admissions of elderly patients to psychiatric hospitals. This study has been prompted by similar concern in Cape Town. Although old people have always suffered from psychiatric illnesses, the problem becomes more acute as the numbers of elderly rise, especially in industrialised countries. A noticeable and alarming trend, particularly in the last three decades, has been the rise in first admissions of old people to psychiatric hospitals. Over the period 1978 to 1980, a multidisciplinary project in which the writer was appointed as a research worker, was conducted by the Department of Psychiatry in the University of Cape Town. This project was conducted in both the Psychogeriatric Unit of Valkenberg Hospital and in suburbs of Cape Town from the same catchment area that the hospital serves. The aim of the project was, to examine the possible contributory reasons for psychiatric illness that led to consequent hospitalisation of the elderly. It covered a multitude of psychiatric, physical, and psychosocial variables. Over the same period, the author conducted a separate but associated research, focusing on one specific psychosocial variable - that of the family of the old person. This variable was selected as the nucleus of the study for two major reasons. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Social Work en_ZA
dc.title The likelihood of admission of elderly persons to a psychiatric hospital : a comparative study of elderly persons admitted for the first time to a psychiatric hospital and of elderly persons in the community, with special reference to the composition, organisation, and structural integration of their families en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Social Development en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MSocSc en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Elk, R. (1980). <i>The likelihood of admission of elderly persons to a psychiatric hospital : a comparative study of elderly persons admitted for the first time to a psychiatric hospital and of elderly persons in the community, with special reference to the composition, organisation, and structural integration of their families</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Social Development. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/18275 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Elk, Ronith. <i>"The likelihood of admission of elderly persons to a psychiatric hospital : a comparative study of elderly persons admitted for the first time to a psychiatric hospital and of elderly persons in the community, with special reference to the composition, organisation, and structural integration of their families."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Social Development, 1980. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/18275 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Elk R. The likelihood of admission of elderly persons to a psychiatric hospital : a comparative study of elderly persons admitted for the first time to a psychiatric hospital and of elderly persons in the community, with special reference to the composition, organisation, and structural integration of their families. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Social Development, 1980 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/18275 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Elk, Ronith AB - The helping professions in many parts of the world, experience concern over the increased number of admissions of elderly patients to psychiatric hospitals. This study has been prompted by similar concern in Cape Town. Although old people have always suffered from psychiatric illnesses, the problem becomes more acute as the numbers of elderly rise, especially in industrialised countries. A noticeable and alarming trend, particularly in the last three decades, has been the rise in first admissions of old people to psychiatric hospitals. Over the period 1978 to 1980, a multidisciplinary project in which the writer was appointed as a research worker, was conducted by the Department of Psychiatry in the University of Cape Town. This project was conducted in both the Psychogeriatric Unit of Valkenberg Hospital and in suburbs of Cape Town from the same catchment area that the hospital serves. The aim of the project was, to examine the possible contributory reasons for psychiatric illness that led to consequent hospitalisation of the elderly. It covered a multitude of psychiatric, physical, and psychosocial variables. Over the same period, the author conducted a separate but associated research, focusing on one specific psychosocial variable - that of the family of the old person. This variable was selected as the nucleus of the study for two major reasons. DA - 1980 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 1980 T1 - The likelihood of admission of elderly persons to a psychiatric hospital : a comparative study of elderly persons admitted for the first time to a psychiatric hospital and of elderly persons in the community, with special reference to the composition, organisation, and structural integration of their families TI - The likelihood of admission of elderly persons to a psychiatric hospital : a comparative study of elderly persons admitted for the first time to a psychiatric hospital and of elderly persons in the community, with special reference to the composition, organisation, and structural integration of their families UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/18275 ER - en_ZA


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