deinstitutionalization


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de·in·sti·tu·tion·al·i·za·tion

(dē'in-sti-tū'shŭn-ăl-i-zā'shŭn),
The discharge of institutionalized patients from a mental hospital into treatment programs in halfway houses and other community-based programs.

de·in·sti·tu·tion·al·i·za·tion

(dē-in'sti-tū'shŭn-ăl-ī-zā'shŭn)
The discharge of institutionalized patients from a mental hospital into treatment programs in halfway houses and other community-based programs.

deinstitutionalization

(dē-ĭn″stĭ-tū″shŭn-ăl-ĭ-zā′shŭn)
The placement of hospitalized psychiatric patients in the community in halfway houses, community mental health centers, residential hotels, group homes, or boarding houses.
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Thus, decisions to be taken by the justice system, in congruence with the health care and social assistance, may consider the following options: work on the reorientation of the care mode at the state level, which had been predominantly custodial and hospital-centered before: the care place becomes the community itself; promote the admission of the judiciary patient as treatment of last resort and for the shortest time possible; prohibit admissions to asylums; create alternative services to hospitals and ensure greater investment in primary health care network; create specific policies for deinstitutionalization and social reintegration of long inpatients; improve cross-sector policies for wholeness care.
Closing community congregate settings in response to the new rule will add to the existing gap in services left by historic deinstitutionalization. As a result, the whole system of care is likely to be undermined in the name of inclusion and integration, and contrary to Olmstead.
Institutionalization of deinstitutionalization: a cross-national analysis of governance gap and mental health reform.
Despite inadequate resources and other limitations, the deinstitutionalization of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities has been a quiet triumph.
(6) A recent study from Australia found that even six years after deinstitutionalization, issues of social integration remain.
Our homelessness problem also began with deinstitutionalization. The problem was further aggravated by the elimination of social housing, welfare "reform," and cuts to employment programs.
Lawsuits related to deinstitutionalization brought on behalf of persons with developmental disabilities are a small part of P&As' overall activities for this population.
Similarly, Hendershott is probably correct to contrast the massive diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in white, upper-middle class American school children--now taking drugs for "brain dysfunction"--with the deinstitutionalization of thousands of indigent, mentally ill adults in the 1980s.
Research on the Spanish Mental Health System has shown the need for deinstitutionalization; however, little information has been collected on what the system is doing to encourage the psychiatric reform.
Deinstitutionalization of the mentally ill has had an enormous impact on the mentally ill, the community, family members and taxpayers.
This whole deinstitutionalization process was just as involuntary as the institutionalization process.
Community residents did not support deinstitutionalization and social integration policies and argued against group homes.