revolving door syndrome


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Psychiatry A cyclical pattern of short-term readmissions to the psychiatric units of health care centres by young adults with chronic psychiatric disorders
Social medicine A general term for the lack of permanent jobs and homes typical of underskilled labourers or foreigners without permanent visas who emigrate to large cities and have a compromised quality of life

revolving door 'syndrome'

Psychiatry A cyclical pattern of short-term readmissions to the psychiatric units of health care centers by young adults with chronic psychiatric disorders. See Commitment, Homeless(ness) Social medicine A general term for the lack of permanent jobs and homes typical of underskilled laborers or foreigners without permanent visas who emigrate to large cities and have a compromised quality of life.
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Ayotte's inquiry articulated the prevalence of revolving door syndrome among Alberta's population and detailed the danger that such a subpopulation posed to themselves, the police, and the public.
White previously emphasized the prevalence of mental illness, here he emphasizes that those with revolving door syndrome are a minority of patients, therefore, a minority of a minority of the total population.
People diagnosed with mental illness who are identified as having revolving door syndrome are characterized as a minority of a minority, a potential harm to self or others, poor decision makers, and lacking insight to take control over their minds and bodies.
The lack of personal insight, resistance, lack of control over the self, and potential harm to self or others that characterize revolving door syndrome also became the focus of discussion at the meetings of Alberta's SCCS.
It may be that decriminalisation would be the first step towards improvement, thus removing the revolving door syndrome of debt payment and fines from the courts.
It's the revolving door syndrome - we have 60 places in Mountjoy and 25 in Limerick so we have to let women prisoners out on temporary release to make room for others.
Turnover rates are currently running at 15% in Wales as a result of this revolving door syndrome and as social workers leave the profession altogether.