Deinstitutionalization of Persons with Severe Mental Illness: Context and Consequences

Accordino, Michael P.; Porter, Dion F.; Morse, Torrey
April 2001
Journal of Rehabilitation;Apr-Jun2001, Vol. 67 Issue 2, p16
Academic Journal
The historical roots of deinstitutionalization of persons with severe mental illness is discussed as well as the successes and failures of the movement. Negative societal reactions that have contributed to the shortcomings of deinstitutionalization are also explored. In addition, recommendation for rehabilitation counselors to address these problems through interventions and empirical research are discussed.


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