Mental Health Policy in Britain, Second Edition

Hardcover | May 11, 2001

byAnne Rogers

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Recent controversies about mental health services suggest the need for a fuller debate about the management of madness and the reduction of mental distress. Mental Health Policy in Britain helps both students and professionals understand this debate. Comprehensive and accessible, it documents the historical evolution of present services and maps the relationship between local and national government and the key constituencies that shape and respond to shifts in policy.

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Recent controversies about mental health services suggest the need for a fuller debate about the management of madness and the reduction of mental distress. Mental Health Policy in Britain helps both students and professionals understand this debate. Comprehensive and accessible, it documents the historical evolution of present service...

Anne Rogers is Professor of the Sociology of Health Care, University of Manchester. David Pilgrim is a clinical psychiatrist and Visiting Professor in Mental Health and Sociology, University of Liverpool.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:294 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.69 inPublished:May 11, 2001Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0333947924

ISBN - 13:9780333947920

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Table of Contents

Part I: Understanding Policy Formation * Policy Formation and Mental Health Services * Interest Groups and their Perspectives * Part II: Historical Considerations * The Dominance of the Victorian Asylum * After the Second World War * Part III: Post-Institutional Developments * The Mental Health Professions * Patients and Their Significant Others * From Mental Illness to Mental Health? * Primary Care * Community Mental Health Care * The Disappearing Institution? * Questions of Effectiveness * Past, Present and Future * Bibliography * Index

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"Excellent . . . clear presentation and thoughtful analysis." --Social Policy
"[A] useful contribution to literature on mental health care, especially for those concerned to develop a critical view of the process of policy formation. It has broad appeal, to clinicians, policy makers, academics and researchers." —Tony O'Brien, University of Auckland