Bridging the discharge process. Academic Article uri icon

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  • Current mental health initiatives are decreasing the number of psychiatric beds and thus increasing the number of clients with serious mental illness who are being served in the community. Such changes have implications for clients' quality of life and health care economics. To implement the changes while addressing the unique needs of psychiatric clients, appropriate models of discharge planning and community integration are critical.


  • Forchuk, C
  • Chan, Yee-ching Lilian
  • Schofield, R
  • Martin, ML
  • Sircelj, M
  • Woodcox, V
  • Jewell, J
  • Valledor, T
  • Overby, B

publication date

  • March 1998