Advisor

Barbara Friesen

Date of Award

1976

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Social Work (MSW)

Department

Social Work

Physical Description

1 online resource (155 pages)

Subjects

Mentally ill -- Care -- Oregon

DOI

10.15760/etd.2130

Abstract

The purpose, of this study was to determine the type of community resources which facilitate community adjustment and tenure for ex-mental patients. Particular emphasis was placed on the extremely visible variable of post-hospital 1iving arrangements available to mentally and/or emotionally disturbed patients. Initially, the researchers assumed that such living situations would be a decisive element in the aftercare needs of ex-mental patients. However, the study was in itself broad enough to introduce other significant factors of equal or greater importance to the target population. The study, then, attempted to assess the relative value of such interrelated activities as living situation, day treatment programs, crisis intervention, home visits, pre-hospital diagnosis and assessment, day hospitalization, brief asylum, and long-term sheltered settings to successful community adjustment for both the ex-patient and the community. Particular attention was focused on application of the findings to Region I.

Description

This is a practicum submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Social Work.

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/13307

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