TITLE

Ethics in community mental health care

AUTHOR(S)
Backlar, Patricia
PUB. DATE
April 1999
SOURCE
Community Mental Health Journal;Apr99, Vol. 35 Issue 2, p109
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Presents Dr. Stephen Moffic's letter to the author on why he was prompted to make his generous offer of an annual cash award for ethical practice in public sector managed behavioral healthcare. Creative attempts to provide better and kinder care for persons who suffer from the debilitating effects of serious chronic mental disorders.
ACCESSION #
1791818

 

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