II The aims of treatment (by dr. L. A. M. van Eck)
When changing the hospital some basic principles were choosen to replace the original wards traditionally centred around the medical profession — the doctor treating 'his' patients:
1 — every ward should dedicate itself to one kind of treatment, levaving other kinds to other wards (the principle of uniformity, the differentiation of treatment goals per ward);
2 — the group approach should be preferred tot the original individualistic approach of the traditional ward;
3 — as far as possible the wards should have a mixed population as regards to the sexes;
4 — therapeutic diciplines should be decentralised, workers from different professional fields working together within the therapeutic teams;
5 — a subdivision of the hospital according to treatment goals should be organised as follows: crisis intervention and short stay treatment clinical psychotherapy in therapeutic comminities, resocialisation and revalidation for those in need of special training programmes and better housing facilities for those unable to leave the hospital.