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A History of Powerlessness

Donald M. Linhorst

in Empowering People with Severe Mental Illness: A Practical Guide

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195171877
eISBN:
9780199865338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171877.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This chapter describes the history of powerlessness of people with mental illness. This helps to put into context current limitations to empowerment and provides direction for creating opportunities ... More


Work is therapy? The function of employment in British psychiatric care after 1959

Vicky Long

in Work, Psychiatry and Society, C. 1750-2015

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719097690
eISBN:
9781526104465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097690.003.0016
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores how the policy of psychiatric deinstitutionalisation transformed the nature and intended functions of employment for people with mental health problems in post-war Britain. It ... More


Work and occupation in Romanian psychiatry, c. 1838–1945

Valentin-Veron Toma

in Work, Psychiatry and Society, C. 1750-2015

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719097690
eISBN:
9781526104465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097690.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on the development of psychiatry in the Romanian Principalities and, afterwards, in the Romanian Kingdom, until the end of WWII. It explores the evolution of ideas on work ... More


Ich fühle mich nicht schuldig (I do not feel guilty)”: From Doubts to Murder

Claudia Leeb

in The Politics of Repressed Guilt: The Tragedy of Austrian Silence

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474413244
eISBN:
9781474445177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474413244.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter analyzes the post-war trial case of the physician Dr. Franz Niedermoser, who murdered patients in the psychiatric hospital in Klagenfurt, Austria during the NS regime. It traces the ways ... More


Best Value but not best interests: can service users instruct mental health advocates?

Hazel Platzer

in The politics of evaluation: Participation and policy implementation

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346063
eISBN:
9781447303954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346063.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter examines the difficulties representing the views of people using mental health services. It focuses on the effectiveness of Patient Councils in acute psychiatric hospitals, facilitated ... More


Men in Diapers: A System in Shambles

Timothy A. Kelly

in Healing the Broken Mind: Transforming America's Failed Mental Health System

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814748121
eISBN:
9780814749104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814748121.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This book offers five recommendations to fix America's broken mental health care system and transform it into an effective and innovative system of care for those with mental disorders. When ... More


Hospitalization from the Northwest to Middletown

Paul Gionfriddo

in Losing Tim: How Our Health and Education Systems Failed My Son with Schizophrenia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168281
eISBN:
9780231537155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168281.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Child Psychology / School Psychology

This chapter focuses on Tim's admission to a community psychiatric hospital. His psychiatrist observed that Tim's symptoms could be related to either bipolar disorder or schizo-affective disorder. ... More


Madhouse: Psychiatry and Politics in Cuban History

Jennifer L. Lambe

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469631028
eISBN:
9781469631042
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631028.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

On the outskirts of Havana lies Mazorra, an asylum known to—and at times feared by—ordinary Cubans for over a century. Since its founding in 1857, the island’s first psychiatric hospital has been an ... More


Faith Interpreted as Madness: Religion, Poverty, and Psychiatry in the Life of a Romanian Woman

Jack R. Friedman

in Our Most Troubling Madness: Case Studies in Schizophrenia Across Cultures

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520291089
eISBN:
9780520964945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291089.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Alexandria is a poor Romanian woman who obtains solace and support from a community of evangelical Christians. Alexandria lives with delusional guilt that she is responsible for many evil crimes. ... More


Roundway Hospital and the Second Battle (1952–1957)

James Davis

in Eric Walrond: A Life in the Harlem Renaissance and the Transatlantic Caribbean

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157841
eISBN:
9780231538619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157841.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter chronicles Walrond's voluntary admission to the Roundway Psychiatric Hospital and juxtaposes it with the publication of The Second Battle—the only surviving remnant of The Big Ditch—in ... More


Restoring Sanctuary: A New Operating System for Trauma-Informed Systems of Care

Sandra L. Bloom and Brian Farragher

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199796366
eISBN:
9780199332632
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796366.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This is the third in a trilogy of books that chronicle the revolutionary changes in our mental health and human service delivery systems that have conspired to disempower staff and hinder client ... More


Epilogue: Echoes

in Theaters of Madness: Insane Asylums and Nineteenth-Century American Culture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226709635
eISBN:
9780226709659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226709659.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Histories of psychiatry tell us that the moral treatment movement in America ended in the decades after the Civil War. And yet it is not entirely over, even today. In literature and popular culture, ... More


Institutions

Caitriona Clear

in Social Change and Everyday Life in Ireland, 1850-1922

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074370
eISBN:
9781781700693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074370.003.0008
Subject:
History, Social History

Nineteenth-century institutions lasted a long time in Ireland. Reformatories and industrial schools still operated in the 1970s. Psychiatric hospitals began to experiment with ‘care in the community’ ... More


Vulnerable Transitions in a World of Kin: In the Shadow of Good Wifeliness in North India

Jocelyn Marrow

in Our Most Troubling Madness: Case Studies in Schizophrenia Across Cultures

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520291089
eISBN:
9780520964945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291089.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

The polyvocal meanings of a newly married young woman’s psychotic illness are the subject of this chapter. The perspectives of the young woman, her husband, husband’s family, her parents, and the ... More


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