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Author Dobransky, Kerry Michael, 1976-

Title Managing madness in the community : the challenge of contemporary mental health care / Kerry Michael Dobransky
Published New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, [2014]
Table of Contents
 List of Tablesix
 Preface and Acknowledgmentsxi
ch. 1 Introduction1
ch. 2 Logic and Constraint19
ch. 3 Diagnosis, Labeling, and Social Control53
ch. 4 Empowerment Practice, Practical Empowerment77
ch. 5 The Realities of Community Integration101
ch. 6 The Right Person for the Job: Fragmentation in Staffing and Worker-Client Interaction121
ch. 7 Conclusion145
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Description 1 online resource
Series Critical issues in health and medicine
Critical issues in health and medicine.
Contents Introduction -- Logic and constraint -- Diagnosis, labeling and social control -- Empowerment practice, practical empowerment -- The realities of community integration -- The right person for the job -- Conclusion
Summary <DIV> The mentally ill might not go to Shutter Island or the Cuckoo's Nest, but that doesn't mean they're getting the best care they can. With extensive, unique ethnographic research at two community-based organizations that provide the bulk of such care, Managing Madness in the Community lays bare the true nature, effects, and costs of our fragmented mental health system and provides a useful broad framework that will help researchers and policymakers understand the key forces influencing the system today.</div>
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Community mental health services -- United States.
Mentally ill -- Care -- United States.
Social integration -- United States.
Community Mental Health Services.
Mental Disorders -- therapy.
Social Participation.
United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0813563100 (electronic bk.)
1306463416 (electronic bk.)
9780813563107 (electronic bk.)
9781306463416 (electronic bk.)