REDFORD B. WILLIAMS JR., M.D.; ELLEN M. OVERLAN; JANE H. RYZEWSKI, R.N.; MARILYN J. BEACH, R.N.; HAROLD N. WILLARD, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Therapeutic milieu is a form of treatment not usually provided for the convalescent general medical or surgical patient. A 20-bed ward has been developed to provide this for patients whose disease or injury has stabilized but who still require hospitalization in a general community hospital. Details of the structure and function of such a milieu are described and illustrated with case histories. Implications of such a ward as a setting for teaching are discussed.
WILLIAMS RB, OVERLAN EM, RYZEWSKI JH, et al. The Use of a Therapeutic Milieu on a Continuing Care Unit in a General Hospital. Ann Intern Med. 1970;73:957–962. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-73-6-957
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