ERIC Number: EJ371635
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1988
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Involuntary Outpatient Commitment of the Mentally Ill.
Wilk, Ruta J.
Social Work, v33 n2 p133-37 Mar-Apr 1988
Examines the issue of involuntary outpatient commitment, and its implications for social workers working in the health system. Describes a nationwide movement to establish a new system of involuntary outpatient commitment to address the failure of deinstitutionalization, mandating mental health treatment in the community for persons ineligible for patient commitment, but unlikely to continue outpatient treatment unless coerced. (Author/KS)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - General
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