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A Needs Survey among Patients in Leros Asylum

  • N. Bouras (a1), Y. Webb (a2), P. Clifford (a3), Y. Papadatos (a4) and M. Zouni (a5)...

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The recent exposure of the plight of inmates living in poor conditions at the state asylum on the Greek island of Leros has caused public and professional outrage. If Greece is to avoid mistakes made by other countries, the plans for rehabilitating the patients and closing the hospital should from the outset include identification of the precise needs of patients for support and care. This survey of the patients' characteristics and needs for care found that most patients had no outside friends or relatives, and most were unable to perform basic daily skills. They shared many basic characteristics, however, with a large sample of the long-stay population in the UK, and 25% were thought to be able to live independently.

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A Needs Survey among Patients in Leros Asylum

  • N. Bouras (a1), Y. Webb (a2), P. Clifford (a3), Y. Papadatos (a4) and M. Zouni (a5)...

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A Needs Survey among Patients in Leros Asylum

  • N. Bouras (a1), Y. Webb (a2), P. Clifford (a3), Y. Papadatos (a4) and M. Zouni (a5)...
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