Deinstitutionalization in Context

Unlike other policy developments, which are regular and cumulative or even circular, reforms in mental health have been characterized by a peak-trough movement. Public responses continue to be very different from professional responses to achieving the practical limits of mental health. Ironically, the lack of machinery to integrate special services into a broad national program has mobilized more creative energy in the United States than has been the case in Britain.

Author(s): Kathleen Jones

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Volume 57, Issue 4 (pages 552–569)
Published in 1979