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The Resource Psychiatry in Britain : Meaning and Policy, by Shulamit Ramon

Psychiatry in Britain : Meaning and Policy, by Shulamit Ramon

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Psychiatry in Britain : Meaning and Policy
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Psychiatry in Britain
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Meaning and Policy
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by Shulamit Ramon
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  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Originally published in 1985, this book focuses on British psychiatric policies, particularly in the 1920s, and 1950s when the main legislation concerning mental illness was passed. It approaches policy primarily as the outcome of the relationship between politicians’ attitudes and those of professional groups in a specific social context. It examines the beliefs and theories of psychiatrists, nurses, psychologists and social workers, as well as the attitudes of government and MPs to mental illness, related services and its role in society.It is argued that the adherence to a medical-somatic view of mental illness by psychiatrists and politicians alike has led to the exclusion of viable alternatives, despite lip service being paid to some of them. It is shown that the issues of recent decades have important messages today, particularly in view of the 1982 amendments to the Mental Health Act and the debate about community services
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Ramon, Shulamit,
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362.2/0941
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maps
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index present
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non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Taylor and Francis
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Routledge Library Editions: Psychiatry
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  • Psychiatry
  • Mental health services
  • Mental health policy
  • Health Policy
  • Mental Health Services
  • Politics
  • Psychiatry
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Psychiatry in Britain : Meaning and Policy, by Shulamit Ramon
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Preface. Acknowledgements. List of Abbreviations. 1. Introduction 2. Mental Distress in the Social Context of the 20s 3. Professionals Theories and Value Preferences in the 20s 4. Politicians Concerns and Attitudes in the 20s 5. Mental Distress in the Social Context of the 50s 6. Professionals Theories and Value Preferences in the 50s 7. Politicians Concerns and Attitudes in the 50s 8. Implications of this Study. Appendix. Index
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9780429455292
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource (340 pages)
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online
Isbn
9780429455292
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remote
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(OCoLC)1054245937
Label
Psychiatry in Britain : Meaning and Policy, by Shulamit Ramon
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Preface. Acknowledgements. List of Abbreviations. 1. Introduction 2. Mental Distress in the Social Context of the 20s 3. Professionals Theories and Value Preferences in the 20s 4. Politicians Concerns and Attitudes in the 20s 5. Mental Distress in the Social Context of the 50s 6. Professionals Theories and Value Preferences in the 50s 7. Politicians Concerns and Attitudes in the 50s 8. Implications of this Study. Appendix. Index
Control code
9780429455292
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource (340 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780429455292
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1054245937

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