The arguments for the construction of state hospitals, the critiques of those settings, and the current criticism of efforts to replace their functions are eerily similar. Actors involved in the design of mental health services should take into account the functions of existing services and the gaps between them. Consideration of the history of efforts at functional change might also serve this process well.
Fisher, W.H., Geller, J.L. and McMannus, D.L. (2016), "Same Problem, Different Century: Issues in Recreating the Functions of Public Psychiatric Hospitals in Community-Based Settings", 50 Years After Deinstitutionalization: Mental Illness in Contemporary Communities (Advances in Medical Sociology, Vol. 17), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 3-25. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1057-629020160000017001Download as .RIS
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