Hospital staff diagnosed most of the pseudo patients as schizophrenic

Hospital staff diagnosed most of the pseudo patients as schizophrenic

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Hospital staff diagnosed most of the pseudo patients as schizophrenic. The graduate students were hospitalized for an average of nineteen days. The staff never did realize that the pseudo patients were frauds. Other patients, however, did realize. 35 of 118 "real" patients expressed suspicions like: "You're not crazy, You're journalist or protesters" or "Your checking up on the hospital." Apparently, once they stuck the label on the patient, nothing the pseudo patient could do would change the expectations of the professional staff. Rosenhan notes that in all likelihood some of
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Unformatted text preview: the professional staff also realized that Rosenhan's students were not really "sick," but said nothing in order to save face. In the second part of the experiment Rosenhan informed the hospitals that they could expect one or more pseudo patient to enter their hospital. Of 193 patients who were admitted, forty-one were alleged to be pseudo patients by at least one hospital's staff. In reality, no pseudo patients were admitted...
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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