Mental health policy and practice today

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Sage Publications, 1997 - Medical - 397 pages
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The dynamic nature of mental health practice today is reflected in this informative and stimulating resource.

The first section overviews societal and cost issues related to mental health problems. The contributors then focus on the expanding base of knowledge in the mental health field, such as that arising from neuroscientific and social research, psychoeducation, self-help and advocacy groups. The third section examines populations with special needs, including homeless people whose numbers have risen in recent years - due in part to their expulsion from institutional care. Finally, the volume discusses the future of mental health policy and practice, which will be influenced by technology and shifts in funding to manage

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
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Political Aspects of Mental Health
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Institutional and Community Approaches to
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With each new edition of the "Practical English Handbook, its authors have aimed at retaining the simplicity, directness, and usefulness of the original version while addressing the changing needs of students as they learn and of instructors as they teach. The Eleventh Edition reflects rather dramatic structural changes without sacrificing the venerated practicality of previous editions; it reflects comprehensive reviews of all chapters for contemporary pedagogy, illustration, and technology but always with a sharp eye on the successful elements of other editions. This edition, like all others before it, offers numerous improvements, a partial list of which is included below. We haverearranged major chapters to introduce logical thinking and the essay as a whole first; revised the chapter on writing papers, with new guidelines, illustrations, and exercises; refurbished the chapter on Writing About Literature, with a new introduction and a new section on Writing about a Story; reworked the chapter on research, with a broader view of on-line sources and more comprehensive discussions and illustrations of web-based research; added a new model research paper which is more accessible in content, length, and style; updated and refocused lists of general reference aids and periodical indexes; expanded the treatment of computer-assisted writing; revised the glossary for ease of use and clarity of definition; added new exercises and revised many others, as requested by our users; streamlined, clarified, and freshened other explanation, illustrations, and exercises as necessary.