Psychiatric intensive care units
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What is it about?
To explore differences between the views of qualiﬁed nurses working in psychiatric intensive care units (PICUs) and acute care wards on which patients are appropriate for PICU care.
Why is it important?
Previous research on the area of psychiatric intensive care highlights the great differences that exist in all aspects of service provision, from unit size and stafﬁng levels to treatment approaches and physical environment. One of the most common areas of controversy is the type of client behaviour that warrants admission to the PICU.
The following have contributed to this page: Dr Edward McCann