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|All Authors / Contributors:||
George W Paulson
|Description:||v, 214 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm|
|Contents:||Hilltop asylum in Columbus, Ohio --
Did DI result from attitudinal change, and did it reflect new wisdom? --
Building obsolescence and deinstitutionalization --
Did deinstitutionalization reflect the arrival of successful medications, or was medication only a new chemical straitjacket? --
Role of new disciplines in mental hospitals --
Urbanization: loss of a rural location --
Advances in public health and public attitudes --
The increase in social and community resources and their effect on enhancing freedom for the patients --
Legal initiatives as a major factor in change --
Elimination from the hospitals of the physically handicapped --
Summary: with consequences of deinstitutionalization.
|Responsibility:||George Paulson ; foreword by John C. Burnham.|
"narrative history of the Dix and Hilltop hospitals...engaging. DI was pronounced unsuccessful over 20 years ago. Paulson's timely book reminds us that little has changed"--<i>PsycCRITIQUES
- Mentally ill -- Deinstitutionalization -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
- Mentally ill -- Deinstitutionalization -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
- Psychiatric hospital care -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
- Psychiatric hospital care -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
- Deinstitutionalization -- history.
- Hospitals, Psychiatric -- history.
- Commitment of Mentally Ill -- history.
- Mentally Ill Persons -- history.
- Mental Health Services -- history.
- History, 19th Century.
- History, 20th Century.
- United States.
- Mentally ill -- Deinstitutionalization.
- Psychiatric hospital care.