Deinstitutionalisation and After

Author: Despo Kritsotaki
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319453602
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The book relates the history of post-war psychiatry, focusing on deinstitutionalisation, namely the shift from asylum to community in the second part of the twentieth century. After the Second World War, psychiatry and mental health care were reshaped by deinstitutionalisation. But what exactly was involved in this process? What were the origins of deinstitutionalisation and what did it mean to those who experienced it? What were the ramifications, both positive and negative, of such a fundamental shift in psychiatric care? Post-War Psychiatry in the Western World: Deinstitutionalisation and After seeks to answer these questions by exploring this momentous change in mental health care from 1945 to the present in a wide range of geographical settings. The book articulates a nuanced account of the history of deinstitutionalisation, highlighting the constraints and inconsistencies inherent in treating the mentally ill outside of the asylum, while seeking to inform current debates about how to help the most vulnerable members of society.

50 Years after Deinstitutionalization

Author: Brea L. Perry
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1785604023
Format: PDF
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This volume will examine deinstitutionalization’s legacies approximately 50 years after reintegration began. It will highlight pressing issues around mental health treatment, social and health policy, and the lived experiences of those coping with mental illness that were or continue to be significantly influenced by deinstitutionalization reforms.

The SAGE Handbook of Mental Health and Illness

Author: David Pilgrim
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1847873820
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This title integrates the conceptual, empirical and evidence-based threads of mental health as an area of study, research and practice. It approaches mental health from two perspectives - firstly as a positive state of well-being and secondly as psychological difference or abnormality in its social context.

The Afterlives of the Psychiatric Asylum

Author: Professor Robin Kearns
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409442527
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Focussing on the 'recycling' of both the idea of the psychiatric asylum and its sites, buildings and landscapes, this book makes theoretical connections to current trends in mental health care and to ideas in cultural/urban geography. The process of closing asylums and how asylums have survived in specific contexts and markets is assessed and consideration given to the enduring attraction of asylum and its repackaging as well as to retained mental health uses on former asylum sites, new uses on former sites, and interpretations of the derelict psychiatric asylum.

Deinstitutionalization and People with Intellectual Disabilities

Author: Kelley Johnson
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1843101017
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Deinstitutionalization and People with Intellectual Disabilities is an international collaboration between qualitative researchers and former institutional residents with intellectual disabilities that presents a comprehensive overview of personal and professional perspectives on deinstitutionalisation. Personal stories alternate with cultural and political analysis, and reflections on implementing and evaluating deinstitutionalisation. This great diversity of perspectives is complemented by insights into the personal and professional life of one institutional ex-resident, Thomas Allen, whose.

Another Person s Poison

Author: Matthew Smith
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231539193
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To some, food allergies seem like fabricated cries for attention. To others, they pose a dangerous health threat. Food allergies are bound up with so many personal and ideological concerns that it is difficult to determine what is medical and what is myth. Another Person's Poison parses the political, economic, cultural, and genuine health factors of a phenomenon that dominates our interactions with others and our understanding of ourselves. For most of the twentieth century, food allergies were considered a fad or junk science. While many physicians and clinicians argued that certain foods could cause a range of chronic problems, from asthma and eczema to migraines and hyperactivity, others believed that allergies were psychosomatic. 'This book traces the trajectory of this debate and its effect on public-health policy and the production, manufacture, and consumption of food. Are rising allergy rates purely the result of effective lobbying and a booming industry built on self-diagnosis and expensive remedies? Or should physicians become more flexible in their approach to food allergies and more careful in their diagnoses? Exploring the issue from scientific, political, economic, social, and patient-centered perspectives, this book is the first to engage fully with the history of a major modern affliction, illuminating society's troubled relationship with food, disease, nature, and the creation of medical knowledge.

Out of the shadows

Author: Edwin Fuller Torrey
Publisher: Wiley
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Proposes a three-phase approach to correcting the problems with the U.S. policies on the mentally ill

Mental Health Of A Nation

Author: Ng Beng Yeong
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9813206934
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This book is a compilation by local mental health experts on the development of mental health services in Singapore after 1993. The year was the end point of an earlier book "Till the Break of Dawn — A History of Mental Health Services in Singapore (1841–1993)" that had been written on the history of psychiatry. Contents: PrefaceForewordDevelopment of ServicesMental Health ProfessionsAllied Health Professionals in Psychiatry CarePsychiatric Services in General HospitalsEducation in Mental HealthMental Health of the Nation Readership: The book will be a beneficial guide for mental health professionals and an important tool in the training of psychiatrists, medical students, psychologists, social workers, nurses, counsellors and other healthcare professionals. Keywords: Mental Health;Psychiatry;Singapore;Woodbridge Hospital;Institute of Mental HealthReview: Key Features: Contains original and current topics on cutting-edge research in orthogonal polynomials and q-series by well-known contributors in their fieldsUsed mainly as a research book suitable for seminars and reference in some graduate courses

Social Constructionism

Author: Andy Lock
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139487361
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Social Constructionism: Sources and Stirrings in Theory and Practice offers an introduction to the different theorists and schools of thought that have contributed to the development of contemporary social constructionist ideas, charting a course through the ideas that underpin the discipline. From the New Science of Vico in the 18th century, through to Marxist writers, ethnomethodologists and Wittgenstein, ideas as to how socio-cultural processes provide the resources that make us human are traced to the present day. Despite constructionists often being criticised as 'relativists', 'activists' and 'anti-establishment' and for making no concrete contributions, their ideas are now being adopted by practically-oriented disciplines such as management consultancy, advertising, therapy, education and nursing. Andy Lock and Tom Strong aim to provoke a wider grasp of an alternative history and tradition that has developed alongside the one emphasised in traditional histories of the social sciences.