The relevance of moral treatment to contemporary mental health care

  title={The relevance of moral treatment to contemporary mental health care},
  author={Chris Holman David Kennard Mark McFet Annie Borthwick},
  journal={Journal of Mental Health},
  pages={427 - 439}
  • Annie Borthwick, Chris Holman, David Kennard, Mark McFet
  • Published 2001
  • Journal of Mental Health
  • Moral treatment was the name given to the system of care pioneered by Quakers at The Retreat in York at the end of the 18th century for individuals who had 'lost their reason'. It was a humane revolution that had a huge and lasting influence on the practice of psychiatry. Beginning by tracing its origins and history, the paper identifies seven basic principles of moral treatment and identifies ways in which these principles are pertinent to areas of concern in contemporary mental health care… CONTINUE READING


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