Portland State University. School of Social Work
Date of Award
Master of Social Work (MSW)
1 online resource (112 p.)
Mentally ill -- Oregon, Oregon State Hospital (Salem Or.)
This study was undertaken in February and March of 1975 in order to provide in depth analysis of those seeking hospital admission. It is a descriptive study of requests for voluntary admission to Oregon State Hospital. Special care was taken to incorporate the study in such a way that the current admitting procedures would not be rearranged or changed in any way.
Essentially the study asks the questions:
- Who makes self-requests for hospitalization?
- Where do they come from? When? How do they get there? Why do they come?
- What is the history of their contact with other community agencies for service or previous hospitalizat ion?
- How does the hospital respond to the requests?
In order to better understand the dynamics of the requesting population, attention was focused on:
- The possible differences between those individuals admitted and those denied admission.
- The comparisons of requests for first admission and readmission.
- The relationship of age and sex differences to the other findings in the study
Kern, Julie; Miller, Jeanne; and Plummer, Alice, "A Study of Requests for Voluntary Admission to Oregon State Hospital" (1976). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 1866.