Beyond deinstitutionalization: a new ideology for the postinstitutional era.

@article{Minkoff1987BeyondDA,
  title={Beyond deinstitutionalization: a new ideology for the postinstitutional era.},
  author={Kenneth Minkoff},
  journal={Hospital & community psychiatry},
  year={1987},
  volume={38 9},
  pages={945-50}
}
The emergence of the young adult chronic patient, and the attendant perception that deinstitutionalization has failed, may be viewed as the inevitable result of the success of deinstitutionalization. Deinstitutionalization gave freedom to the mentally ill, but in doing so it left patients free to struggle on their own. The deinstitutionalization ideology failed to predict the difficult clinical reality that most patients do not readily choose the identity of chronic mental patient and are… CONTINUE READING

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