Abolishing locked psychiatric wards could put patients at risk
CoverSpot Photography/Alamy Stock PhotoBy Simon Oxenham Open wards are better for people with mental health issues than wards with locked doors. So claims a recent study that found that suicide rates were lower in unlocked wards in psychiatric facilities. The finding that open wards are safer for patients than secure units is appealing – it seems kinder,...
I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its component fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken-down computers. That is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark