The authors analyze activities of the daytime gerontopsychiatric hospital as a new organizational form within the structure of the district psychoneurological dispensary. During 12 months, 70 patients were treated at the hospital. The demographic, nosological and syndromological characteristics of the patients are provided. A range of the clinical indications were determined for referral to the specialized semi-hospital with regard to the mental status, somatic pathology and social status of the patients.
An account is given of the work done by scientists and practical workers in establishing and putting into operation an interregional research and practical complex of phthisio-pulmonology on the basis of three regional antituberculosis services of North-Western region of the Russian Federation (Novgorod, Pskov and Leningrad regions) and Leningrad Research Institute of Phthisio-pulmonology on the basis of economic mechanism of their interrelationships.
During recent years attention has been drawn to the importance of psychosocial support to victims of accidents and disasters. Post-traumatic stress disorder seems to be more frequent than earlier believed, and early psychosocial assistance is thought to reduce the psychological effects of the traumatic experience. The authors describe the psychosocial work, as it was organized at Haukeland Hospital, after a shipwreck. Experiences with mobile medical teams with stress competence are also discussed.