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Comparative Mental Health Policy: From Institutional to Community Care

Comparative Mental Health Policy: From Institutional to Community Care

ISBN 9780803977297
Edition 1
Publication Date
Publisher SAGE Publications Ltd
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Overview
This book presents a comparative analysis of mental health policy in Western Europe and North America. It also considers how and why different policies have developed, and reviews the transition from institutional to community care.Simon Goodwin examines the transition from institutional to community-based models of care for people with mental health problems, identifying variations in the inception, pace and style in which community-based service provision has emerged in different countries. Goodwin also identifies the problems and issues that have arisen as a result of the shift towards more community-based systems of care and treatment, and argues that it is a policy made up of conflicting aims and purposes, and that this is reflected in its implementation.Comparative Mental Health Policy is an accessible review of mental health services in different countries will be invaluable for students and academics in comparative social policy, mental health, sociology of health and nursing studies.
Overview
This book presents a comparative analysis of mental health policy in Western Europe and North America. It also considers how and why different policies have developed, and reviews the transition from institutional to community care.Simon Goodwin examines the transition from institutional to community-based models of care for people with mental health problems, identifying variations in the inception, pace and style in which community-based service provision has emerged in different countries. Goodwin also identifies the problems and issues that have arisen as a result of the shift towards more community-based systems of care and treatment, and argues that it is a policy made up of conflicting aims and purposes, and that this is reflected in its implementation.Comparative Mental Health Policy is an accessible review of mental health services in different countries will be invaluable for students and academics in comparative social policy, mental health, sociology of health and nursing studies.

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