Patients’ Problems with Emergency Department Care

Susan stefan

in Emergency Department Treatment of the Psychiatric Patient

Published in print April 2006 | ISBN: 9780195189292
Published online April 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199894017 | DOI:

Series: American Psychology-Law Society Series

Patients’ Problems with Emergency Department Care

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This chapter summarizes the principal complaints that people with psychiatric disabilities voice about their treatment in emergency departments (EDs). These include use of force by security guards and/or emergency room professionals; discrimination against people with psychiatric disabilities by ignoring or minimizing their medical complaints; facing lack of respect and even hostility when seeking emergency care; and delays in emergency room treatment.

Keywords: emergency services; emergency departments; patient care; psychiatric disabilities; psychiatric patients

Chapter.  10692 words. 

Subjects: Clinical Psychology

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