Community Care and the Future of Mental Health Service Provision
This work provides a critical analysis of the origins and development of community care policy in order to reach a view on the purpose and value of current policy. It concludes that community care policy is intended to address the needs of the state over the needs of people with mental problems.
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The sociology of mental health
The socioeconomic context of mental
The policy making process 19481963
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