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Competing realities [electronic resource] : the contested terrain of mental health advocacy / Susan Meyers Chandler.

By: Chandler, Susan Meyers.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Praeger, 1990Description: 1 online resource (x, 196 p.).ISBN: 9780313388446 (electronic bk.); 031338844X (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Mental health services -- United States | Mental health policy -- United States | Mental Health Services -- United States | Public Policy -- United States | Social Science | Health | Sant�e mentale, Services de -- �Etats-Unis | Sant�e mentale -- Politique gouvernementale -- �Etats-Unis | PSYCHOLOGY -- Mental Health | PSYCHOLOGY -- Mental Illness | MEDICAL -- Mental Health | Mental health services | United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Competing realities.DDC classification: 362.2/0973 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Acknowledgments; 1 The Persistent Problems of People with Mental Illnesses; 2 Recurring Themes: Progress and Retreat; 3 Deinstitutionalization and the Impact of Laws on Mental Health Policy; 4 Dollars Following Clients? The Influence of Financing Methods on Mental Health Care; 5 Changing Models of Advocacy; 6 Privatizing the Public Mandates; 7 The Advocacy Organizations; 8 The Positions (and Needs) of Mental Health Advocates; 9 Finding the Zones of Agreement; 10 The Joyce Brown Story; 11 Managing Solutions; Bibliography; Name Index; Subject Index;
Summary: This volume takes a fresh look at the problems of designing effective and humane service care delivery systems for the seriously mentally ill. The author addresses a number of major themes, including the differing definitions of mental illness and the differing treatment technologies that have logically developed from them, the varying theories regarding the structure and design of the service delivery system, and the policy dilemmas that lead to inconsistent and inequitable treatment. Demonstrating that there are wide areas of agreement among the disputing professionals. Chandler offers guide.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [181]-188).

Includes indexes.

This volume takes a fresh look at the problems of designing effective and humane service care delivery systems for the seriously mentally ill. The author addresses a number of major themes, including the differing definitions of mental illness and the differing treatment technologies that have logically developed from them, the varying theories regarding the structure and design of the service delivery system, and the policy dilemmas that lead to inconsistent and inequitable treatment. Demonstrating that there are wide areas of agreement among the disputing professionals. Chandler offers guide.

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Acknowledgments; 1 The Persistent Problems of People with Mental Illnesses; 2 Recurring Themes: Progress and Retreat; 3 Deinstitutionalization and the Impact of Laws on Mental Health Policy; 4 Dollars Following Clients? The Influence of Financing Methods on Mental Health Care; 5 Changing Models of Advocacy; 6 Privatizing the Public Mandates; 7 The Advocacy Organizations; 8 The Positions (and Needs) of Mental Health Advocates; 9 Finding the Zones of Agreement; 10 The Joyce Brown Story; 11 Managing Solutions; Bibliography; Name Index; Subject Index;

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Competing realities by Chandler, Susan Meyers. ©1990
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