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ERIC Number: ED163320
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Issues in Deinstitutionalization. Human Services Bibliography Series.
Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC. Project Share.
Since the advent of institutional care in the nineteenth century, there has been extensive discussion concerning the relative merits and constraints inherent in such service provision. In the twentieth century, the trend toward institutionalization began to be reversed. Patients or clients were released or returned to communities and community care through increasingly available medical and social resources. The impetus toward the use of alternatives to institutionalization has come from federal legislation and from a continuing loss of institutionalized clientele since the 1950's. These occurrences have caused a great deal of discussion and prompted an examination of the present-day patient or client population's use of state and public institutions and community support services. Possible sources of documented information are presented. (KA)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Community Health Services, Community Services, Community Support, Facilities, Institutional Role, Institutionalized Persons, Patients
Project Share, P.O. Box 2309, Rockville, MD 20852
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC. Project Share.