Hospitalization in the Psychiatric Hospital of Corfu in 19th Century
American Journal of Nursing Science
Volume 4, Issue 2-1, March 2015, Pages: 22-26
Received: Nov. 21, 2014;
Accepted: Nov. 24, 2014;
Published: Dec. 27, 2014
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Kourkouta Lambrini, Department of Nursing, Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
Vakalopoulou Basiliki, 7th Secondary School of Athens, Athens, Greece
Anca Mihalache, Department of Nursing, Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
Plati Panagiota, Department of History and Archaeology, Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece
Ziogou Theologia, Department of Nursing, Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
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The State Psychiatric Hospital of Corfu .Until the time of the founding of the Psychiatric Hospital of Corfu, generally in Greece, the mentally ill patients was closed in prison with thieves and thugs. The first move in the collection of psychopaths began on 10th March 1836 at the initiative of the British Governor Sir. Edward Douglas. As a result, on 18th November 1836 the President of the City Council submitted a draft certified to the Council for installation of Lunatics Foundation inside the Fortress of Saint Rocco (space occupied until today by the psychiatric hospital). On2th July 1838 in the Official Gazette of the Ionian State was published the Statutes Ordinance and the Regulation for the establishment of the Bedlam of Corfu. The inauguration took place on 4 July 1838 when the first eight psychopaths were hospitalized. The majority of them was chronic, destitute and had severe mental illnesses.
Mental Illness-Mental Patients, Psychotherapy, Psychiatric Hospitals, Psychiatric Hospital of Corfu
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Hospitalization in the Psychiatric Hospital of Corfu in 19th Century, American Journal of Nursing Science. Special Issue: Mental Health Care: Aspects, Challenges and Perspectives.
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