TITLE

Community Psychiatry

AUTHOR(S)
D. P. Forster
PUB. DATE
April 1988
SOURCE
British Journal of Psychiatry;Apr88, Vol. 152, p582
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the historical antecedents of community psychiatry and the establishment of the need for community psychiatric care. It suggests that the interaction of the clinical and organizational roles in community psychiatry is probably more important for good patient care than in any other clinical specialty. The classical approach to planning a service for a community, the drive towards non-hospital residential care, and the necessity for evaluation in the form of effectiveness and efficiency studies are also discussed.
ACCESSION #
24807776

 

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