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institutionalization

 [in″stĭ-too″shun-al″ĭ-za´shun]
1. commitment of a patient to a health care facility for treatment, often psychiatric.
2. in patients hospitalized for a long period, the development of excessive dependency on the institution and its routines, with diminishing of the will to function independently.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

institutionalization

(ĭn″stĭ-too″shŭn-ăl-ĭ-zā′shŭn)
1. Residence in or confinement to a nursing home or other long-term care setting for an extended period.
2. Arranging for a person to be placed in a health care facility.
3. The process in which people who live together gradually develop certain common patterns of behavior and thought (e.g., assumption of illness and depression apathy, behaviors frequently associated with nursing home residency). The current movement in medicine and nursing is away from institutionalism to a more homelike environment.
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Such a split is undesirable in terms of institutionalisation, since it complicates the work of the representatives' club, and it is negatively perceived by the public.
The institutionalisation of a business-firm party: the case of ANO 2011
The candidate base of ANO also shows evidence of strengthening of institutionalisation. Although the party still has issues finding strong and well-known candidates for elections to the Senate and on the municipality levels, in the elections to the Chamber of Deputies the percentage of candidates who are members of ANO grew significantly between 2013 and 2017, where 92 % of all candidates have been affiliated with the party.
The institutionalisation process thus stays to a certain extent "somewhat enigmatic" (McMenamin, Gwiazda, 2011: 838).
In this paper, after a critical review of approaches available, an approach based on the work of David Arter and Kestila-Kakkonen 2014, is applied, with 11 indicators being operationalized within 3 levels of party institutionalisation. The fundamental advantage of this approach is that these parties are not expected to achieve a state of "perfect institutionalization" in all dimensions simultaneously, thus allowing for depiction of the asynchronous nature of the institutionalization process.
It is apparent that as to the electoral institutionalisation the institutionalisation of ANO is strengthening when it comes to the electoral gain and the levels of its nationalisation.

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