Year: 1977 Source: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, (10th: 1977: Boston), p.77-80 SIEC No: 19860059

Dr. Pfeffer states that although hospitalization is often considered the last resort in the treatment of emotional illnesses in children, it becomes the intervention of choice when there is a serious threat to life. She outlines three stages that occur during the hospital treatment process–the initial phase, the working-through phase, and the termination phase–using a case history for illustration. 11 ref. (NBB)