John Goldmeier

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The authors describe the resocialization of recovering mentally ill male offenders through the halfway house program to which they were released. A number of guiding principles are discussed in connection with the care of this high-risk population. Partial residence for those about tp be discharged from the hospital was one feature of the program.(More)
Three basic ethical orientations in clients are described, the legalistic, the antinomian, and the normative. It is proposed that social workers relate to these orientations by developing a normative orientation of their own. Such a normative orientation is described and presented as rooted in the value system of the profession. As professional values and(More)
In forensic social work, a relatively new field of practice, significant contact between social work and the law is prominent. A statewide program of services to forensic psychiatric patients in Maryland demonstrates the principles and issues involved in forensic work and the widespread applicability of social work concerns in the criminal justice and(More)
The potential of cooperative apartments as an alternative in residential care for former mental patients is only beginning to be explored. Existing programs demonstrate the viability of these apartments as a last stepping-stone to be used by patients as they move toward a completely independent way of life. In contrast to other residential arrangements,(More)
The shortage of shelter as an alternative to continued hospitalization has been identified as a major reason for the retention of up to 57 per cent of currently hospitalized patients (Pollack and Taube, 1975). This shortage has serious ramifications for certain populations at risk, particularly mentally ill offenders for whom careful planning upon release(More)
Similarities and differences in the way geriatric rehabilitation is viewed in the Federal Republic of Germany and in the United States are highlighted. The philosophy and goals of geriatric rehabilitation in both countries are basically similar. However, there are some differences, particularly in practice applications and in how the historical and social(More)