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Resettlement and community care: ‘The Mental Hospital as an Institution’ revisited

  • Peter Huxley (a1)
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For almost four decades social policy has been directed at the closure of old mental hospitals and the resettlement in the community of large numbers of patients. Research into resettlement shows that, on the whole, individual needs are recognised, service responses are reasonably well planned, and that individual welfare has not deteriorated, at least in the short-term (Knapp et al, 1992; TAPS, 1993). Furthermore, those who receive services under the resettlement schemes are said to be better served than those who receive routine care on discharge from hospital (Allen et al, 1992).

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Resettlement and community care: ‘The Mental Hospital as an Institution’ revisited

  • Peter Huxley (a1)
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