Donna R. Kemp

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Over the last 30 years, California dejure (legislated) mental health policy has been based on deinstitutionalization and outpatient care through community mental health systems. But by the end of the 1970s, there was a growing concern over whether deinstitutionalization had successfully occurred, whether community mental health systems had failed and(More)
A 48-year-old woman, who had undergone reversal of a jejunal loop, presented with skin eruptions, myalgia and arthralgia. Delayed gastric emptying was associated with a gastric phytobezoar. The clinicopathological features and response to therapy were typical of the dermatosis-arthritis syndrome, and probably were related to bacterial overgrowth.
A 28-year-old man presented with painful progressive necrosis of the skin of his left leg which was associated with general toxicity and a high fever. A working diagnosis of necrotizing arachnidism was made, but no improvement followed two weeks of therapy with analgesics, antibiotics and antihistamines. His symptoms responded rapidly to prednisolone(More)
In 1981 a questionnaire designed to gather information about resident advocates was mailed to the administrators of 143 state residential facilities for the mentally retarded. Institutions were selected from the Directory of Inpatient Facilities for the Mentally Retarded and were the same institutions to which a more general questionnaire on institutional(More)
With a different form of government, New Zealand’s approach to legal rights for mentally retarded persons remains different from that of the United States. In New Zealand, the political arenas are smaller and primarily involve the parliament, some national agencies, and the local government hospital boards. With a federal system of government, the United(More)
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