Is community care meeting the needs of adults with mental health disorders after being discharged from long stay psychiatric hospitals?

Lenthall, Julie (2009) Is community care meeting the needs of adults with mental health disorders after being discharged from long stay psychiatric hospitals? BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This literature review centres on the needs of adults with mental health disorders, living in the community after being discharged from large psychiatric hospitals.

    Information for this review was gathered using books, internet resources and recent publicans. Legislation such as The National Service Framework 1999 and the NHS and Community Care Act 1990 are essential for the provision for community mental health services.

    The review identifies that there have been disadvantages of caring for people with mental disorders within their own communities, but the services available meet their needs and provide good social support. Whereas hospitals do provide good support but are keeping people socially isolated, and institutionalised.

    Over the years more and more health and social care services by law, have been working together to ensure people with mental health disorders can live safely in the community. The introduction of the Care Programme Approach makes the initial assessment and makes safeguards to protect the individual, the public and any professionals working with the person if they started to become unwell.

    The student will use the case of Michael Stone to analysis mental health service available to people being treated in the community. At the same time this will highlight the discrimination individual face with the stigma around mental health and how the public’s reaction may prolong their recovery. It discusses advocacy and how service users are sometimes forgotten, and their voices are not heard, leaving them without the chance to make choices for themselves.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Science > School of Health Sciences and Social Work
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2011 16:12
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:26
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/2328

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