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Closing the asylums : causes and consequences of the deinstitutionalization movement

Author: George W Paulson
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Though closing the asylums promised more freedom for many, encouraged community acceptance, and enhanced outpatient opportunities, there were unintended consequences. This book is written from the point of view of an academic neurologist who has served 60 years as an employee or consultant in typical state mental institutions in North Carolina and Ohio"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George W Paulson
ISBN: 9780786470983 0786470984
OCLC Number: 779877029
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.

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"Though closing the asylums promised more freedom for many, encouraged community acceptance, and enhanced outpatient opportunities, there were unintended consequences. This book is written from the point of view of an academic neurologist who has served 60 years as an employee or consultant in typical state mental institutions in North Carolina and Ohio"--Provided by publisher.

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