Comparative Mental Health Policy: From Institutional to Community Care (Google eBook)

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SAGE, Aug 7, 1997 - 192 pages
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This book presents a comparative analysis of mental health policy in Western Europe and North America. It also considers how and why different policies have developed.

Simon Goodwin examines the transition from institutional to community-based models of care for people with mental health problems, identifying variations in the inception, pace and style in which community-based service provision has emerged in different countries. Goodwin also assesses the problems and issues that have arisen as a result of the shift towards more community-based systems of care and treatment, and argues that it is a policy made up of conflicting aims and purposes, which is reflected in its implementation.

  

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Contents

Introduction
1
THE ANALYSIS OF MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
26
Radical accounts of the policy shift
51
Problems and issues within existing accounts
66
themes
84
PROBLEMS AND ISSUES
113
Service development issues
138
which way forward? Mental health
159
Subject index
178
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Page 11 - In relation to almost all forms of mental disorder, there is increasing medical emphasis on forms of treatment and training and social services which can be given without bringing patients into hospital as inpatients, or which make it possible to discharge them from hospital sooner than was usual in the past.

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Dr. Simon Goodwin also works as an astronomer at the University of Sussex and is the author of "Hubble's Universe".
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