Friday, April 13, 2012

Poll Results and the Limelight...


Over on Clinical Psychiatry News, Roy is writing about using the color Lime for mental illness awareness...do check it out.  Apparently it works for Lyme Disease, Lymphoma, and Muscular Dystrophy, too, but here in psych we like to be inclusive and co-morbidity is always an issue.

If you took my poll on patient searches or helped with comments I can use for quotes, thank you so much.  The survey results are here, please remember these are not science, not even a little, and I left it to the reader to define "strip search" so it's really just a snapshot:

Were you Strip Searched upon admission?
Yes
2742%
No.
3858%
If you answered YES: Were you a voluntary patient at the time of admission?
Yes
2031%
No
914%
If you answered YES: What type of hospital were you in?
Private Psychiatric Hospital
1117%
A Psychiatric Unit of a Community Hospital
1422%
A State Psychiatric Hospital
69%
A State Hospital specificially for Forensic/ court-ordered patients
00%
If you answered Yes, did you find the experience of being strip searched to be very distressing?

I hope no one is offended that I discussed two things in one post. I know people were offended in the past, but late on a Friday, you only get two posts when my salary for this goes up.  If I'm not back, have a great weekend.