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eBook After the Asylums: Community Care for the Mentally Ill ePub

by Elaine Murphy

  • ISBN: 0571163572
  • Category: Medicine
  • Subcategory: Medicine
  • Author: Elaine Murphy
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber; 1st ed edition (October 21, 1991)
  • Pages: 224
  • ePub book: 1555 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1421 kb
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After the Asylums: Community Care for the Mentally Ill. by Elaine Murphy.

Though often well intended, the transfer of the mentally ill from psychiatric hospitals to the community has provoked a tragedy. After the Asylums: Community Care for the Mentally Ill.

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After the asylums : community care for people with mental illness. Though often well intended, the transfer of the mentally ill from psychiatric hospitals to the community has provoked a tragedy. As a result of government policy, some 100,000 people have lef. More).

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In a study in Western societies, homeless people have a higher prevalence of mental illness when compared to the general population. They also are more likely to suffer from alcoholism and drug dependency. It is estimated that 20–25% of homeless people, compared with 6% of the non-homeless, have severe mental illness. Others estimate that up to one-third of the homeless suffer from mental illness.

After the Asylums: Community Care for People with Mental Illness. London: Faber and Faber. Case management and community matrons for long term conditions. Bmj 329 (7477), 1251-1252, 2004.

Though often well intended, the transfer of the mentally ill from psychiatric hospitals to the community has provoked a tragedy. As a result of government policy, some 100,000 people have left psychiatric hospitals in the last 30 years, but community places have only been provided for 15,000. For most of the remaining "care in the community" has meant no care at all. Professor Elaine Murphy, a leading figure in the planning of mental health care in Britain, argues that appalling mismanagement and penny-pinching has resulted in the failure of the community care policy. This book outlines the mistakes of the last 30 years and sets an agenda for correct planning and provision in the future. Professor Murphy argues that there will always be a need for some residential hospital places for chronic patients but that care in the community can succeed for the majority of the mentally ill, provided certain principles and guidelines are followed. By the author of "Dementia and Mental Illness in the Elderly".