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Title: Seclusion
Authors: Incorvaja, Joseph
Vella, Charles
Keywords: Psychiatric hospital patients -- Seclusion
Psychiatric hospital patients -- Seclusion -- Standards -- Malta
Psychiatric hospital patients -- Restraint
Psychiatric hospital care -- Malta
Issue Date: 1994
Publisher: University of Malta. Department of Psychiatry
Citation: Incorvaja, J., & Vella, C. (1994). Seclusion. In P. Muscat (Ed.), Handbook in Psychiatry, II (pp. 42-48). Malta: University of Malta, Dept. of Psychiatry.
Abstract: This paper deals with the issue and the practice of "Seclusion", and its alternatives in our dealings and treatment of the severely disturbed and violent psychiatric patient. The terminology of seclusion at Mt Carmel Hospital is Single Room. This refers to the purposely built rooms for solitary confinement as still considered necessary today in various male and female wards. Incidentally we still meet people today who ask us if we still use the rubber rooms. It is interesting to note that the one on the male side received a direct hit in the 2nd World War and was never built again. The female one has been out of use for about 25 years, was dismantled about 15 years ago and its door is the Mount Carmel Hospital Museum.
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