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PostSubject: Abuse of women rife in psych wards   Tue Mar 18, 2008 5:21 am

WOMEN admitted to psychiatric wards
commonly suffer sexual and physical abuse at the hands of the male
patients they are treated alongside, a survey shows.



A Victorian study presented at an international
mental health conference in Melbourne shows more than 60 per cent of
women questioned had been the victims of harassment or abuse by male
patients.
The disturbing findings were supported by a survey of mental health
staff, with 70 per cent saying they were aware of harassment or abuse
of female patients.peHeather Clarke, from the Victorian Women and
Mental Health Network, said the figures highlighted the fact that many
women admitted to psychiatric wards did not feel safe.
"The situation is most concerning in areas of wards where staff are
not always present, or in cases where patients are heavily medicated,
making them more vulnerable to abuse," Ms Clarke said.

Continued here............http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,23396945-29277,00.html

Mad This is a story reported in Australia but I am sure it is happening all over the world and should be addressed.
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PostSubject: Re: Abuse of women rife in psych wards   Tue Mar 18, 2008 9:45 am

It's nearly always women on the receiving end of mistreatment
and abuse isn't it, so why on earth are they put in these
situations in the first place ? Mad

Surely it is obvious that they are going to be a risk
especially when such cases are brought to light.

Why on earth are women and men put 'together'
in these places ? And why are measures not taken
to 'protect' the most vulnerable women, ie, those
who are sedated etc and cannot fight back or even
protest and call out for help. ?

Yes I agree Maggie, it's time this issue was dealt with. Mad
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