HLTHAGE 2G03 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Halloween, Mattress, Pyromania

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C. growth of institutions and institution population. Tight schedules, little autonomy, privacy at whims of authority. Belief in insolation if hospitals, rigid scheduling, curative power of institutions. Other goals (no restraints, programming) failed due to lack of funding, and personnel. By 1960, half a million us citizens in long-term psychiatric care. Mid 1950s, ethnography of psych institutions coined total institution in asylums institutional identity. Deinstitutionalization: forced confinement more difficult, patient population rapidly drops beds community care has grown slowly, patient pop. rapidly released from hospital undertaken. Homelessness and shelters: without supports, more people on the streets boom in homeless pop. Us: jfk"s community mental health act in 1963. combined with laws making. 1960-80: canada;s inpatient population dropped 78% from 70,000 to 20,000. One of the most well-intended yet poorly executed social programmes ever. Ineffective: too many long-term stays, too many failures after getting out. Deinstitutionalization made psych pop more visible traditional explanation:

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