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A 35-year-old member asked:

what happens at partial mental hospitalization?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
This is intensive: Psychiatric treatment program which may be daily and last for much of each day. The participant is able to return home at the end of each day.
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 35 years experience
In partial mental : Hospitalizations, people get intensive treatment during the day which includes individual, group, family therapy and other forms of intervention. It is less expensive than in-patient since clients sleep at home. It is good for those who have a supportive safe family environment to return to each day.

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Hospitalization - when and why is it necessary?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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Monitoring: Hospitalization is necessary when one's condition is serious enough to warrant 24/7 monitoring of a particular health issue. This will depend on the seriousness of the problem, the ability or inability to care for this problem at home, and the probability of worsening of the condition.
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Why are patients rotated every 2 hours in the hospital?

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Prevent ulcers/clots: To prevent skin breakdown or decubiti or pressure ulcers, also to prevent clots in the legs. Immobilization kills!
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A 24-year-old member asked:

How can I tell doctors that I am uncomfortable in the hospital bed as a disabled person?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
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Talking to Doctors: You must have the courage to discuss this in detail with your doctors. If you can't bring yourself to talk to the doctor, then try writing a letter and handing it to the doctor directly. You may get a relative or friend to help you speak with your doctor.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

I've spent some time visiting in the hospital is it worth getting tested for mrsa?

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Nope.: Unless you yourself had had a MRSA infection or a close household family member has been getting MRSA infections, it's not necessary to get tested. The best thing you can do to prevent getting MRSA infections is wash your hands when in the hospital... A lot! use the antibacterial gel that they have hanging from the dispensers. And keep your hands out of your eyes and mouth. Cheers!
A 41-year-old member asked:

Does somatization disorder require hospitalization?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Not usually: People with somatization disorder don't usually need to be hospitalized unless associated conditions, such as depression, become severe enough to require it. Somatization disorder does cause a lot of suffering, but people with it are generally helped most through outpatient interventions.

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