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The Resource The mental hospital : a study of institutional participation in psychiatric illness and treatment, Alfred H. Stanton and Morris S. Schwartz

The mental hospital : a study of institutional participation in psychiatric illness and treatment, Alfred H. Stanton and Morris S. Schwartz

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The mental hospital : a study of institutional participation in psychiatric illness and treatment
Title
The mental hospital
Title remainder
a study of institutional participation in psychiatric illness and treatment
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Alfred H. Stanton and Morris S. Schwartz
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Language
eng
Summary
This book is both disturbing and encouraging: disturbing because it highlights so many of the imperfections of current hospital practices, and encouraging because it indicates how change and improvement may be brought about. It is a serious inquiry into the social setting in which hospital administration occurs, and it concerns itself primarily with the frequently unrecognized forces which influence patient and staff behavior. The book is, and necessarily must be, a composite of observations and opinions, data and inference. It is, therefore, a rather accurate mirror of the stresses and strains encountered in a hospital when existing practice is under scrutiny and when change is proposed. The rigorous examination of clinical administrative procedure at Chestnut Lodge marks a significant stage in the development of our hospital. The study here reported was made during the stage of development at Chestnut Lodge when there was still a separate administrator for each floor and should be viewed as reflecting the state of affairs during that period. It was at this point that Drs. Stanton and Schwartz undertook to examine our procedures and to identify what actually took place. This planned examination, of course, brought into focus the existence of many stereotypes which had grown up about the way the hospital worked and which had at times been uncritically accepted. It was in part due to findings made in the present study that our step to a single administrator for each service was made. As differences of opinion between therapists, administrators, and nurses were investigated, it became clear that many times administrative, therapeutic or nursing procedures reflected personal needs of those involved rather than reality needs of the patients. Although their conclusions have been derived from work on a small ward of a small hospital, Drs. Stanton and Schwartz have developed principles which are applicable in large settings and in different types of hospital organizations. Such applications are possible if there are present both a desire to determine the actual situation in a given hospital and a willingness to accept change without fear. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2005 APA, all rights reserved)
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1912-1983
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Stanton, Alfred H.
Dewey number
362.2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plans
Index
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Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Schwartz, Morris S
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  • Rockville, Md
  • Psychiatric hospital care
  • Mental Disorders
  • Hôpitaux psychiatriques
  • Maladies mentales
  • Chesnut Lodge Sanitarium
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The mental hospital : a study of institutional participation in psychiatric illness and treatment, Alfred H. Stanton and Morris S. Schwartz
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ocn122331381
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1st ed.
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1 online resource (xx, 492 pages)
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Electronic reproduction.
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(OCoLC)122331381
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Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
The mental hospital : a study of institutional participation in psychiatric illness and treatment, Alfred H. Stanton and Morris S. Schwartz
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Control code
ocn122331381
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 492 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
diagrams, plan, tables
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)122331381
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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