An Analysis of Aspects of the De-Institutionalisation Process in Two Psychiatric Institutions in South Africa

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162107
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
An Analysis of Aspects of the De-Institutionalisation Process in Two Psychiatric Institutions in South Africa
Author(s):
Mzimela, N.
Author Details:
N. Mzimela
Abstract:
The process of deinstitutionalisation in all psychiatric hospitals started in the 1970s and was about the same everywhere, involving the introduction of primary health care which provided psychiatric care services outside institutions, the downsizing of the psychiatric institutions and closure of some wards. In the late 1990s there was a reawakening in this move, the debriefing of the hospital staff about this by the Department of Health, holding of planning meetings by the multidisciplinary health teams which included even patients and the community, finding the patients' relatives, active rehabilitation of the patients, then discharging them and closing down some of the wards. The progress was relatively slow initially with a lot of problems, but it has gained momentum at some hospitals. The most common problems were finding the patients' relatives or places for patient placement or accommodation, lack of community support services, and patients' relapses. The major solutions centred around the proper selection of suitable patients for Deinstitutionalisation and the establishment of placement centres such as group homes and community services for patient and community support. Almost everybody, even the patients and their relatives were very positive towards this move, and feel it was a crime to keep these patients in hospital for life, but the correct procedures must be followed to ensure that there is no disservice done to the patients.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2004
Conference Name:
Fourth Conference of the Africa Honour Society
Conference Host:
Africa Honour Society of Nursing
Description:
The Africa Honour Society of Nursing was chartered in Gaborone, Botswana on 4 August 2004 and became the Tau Lambda-at-Large Chapter of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International.
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAn Analysis of Aspects of the De-Institutionalisation Process in Two Psychiatric Institutions in South Africaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMzimela, N.en_US
dc.author.detailsN. Mzimelaen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162107-
dc.description.abstractThe process of deinstitutionalisation in all psychiatric hospitals started in the 1970s and was about the same everywhere, involving the introduction of primary health care which provided psychiatric care services outside institutions, the downsizing of the psychiatric institutions and closure of some wards. In the late 1990s there was a reawakening in this move, the debriefing of the hospital staff about this by the Department of Health, holding of planning meetings by the multidisciplinary health teams which included even patients and the community, finding the patients' relatives, active rehabilitation of the patients, then discharging them and closing down some of the wards. The progress was relatively slow initially with a lot of problems, but it has gained momentum at some hospitals. The most common problems were finding the patients' relatives or places for patient placement or accommodation, lack of community support services, and patients' relapses. The major solutions centred around the proper selection of suitable patients for Deinstitutionalisation and the establishment of placement centres such as group homes and community services for patient and community support. Almost everybody, even the patients and their relatives were very positive towards this move, and feel it was a crime to keep these patients in hospital for life, but the correct procedures must be followed to ensure that there is no disservice done to the patients.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T09:53:42Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T09:53:42Z-
dc.conference.date2004en_US
dc.conference.nameFourth Conference of the Africa Honour Societyen_US
dc.conference.hostAfrica Honour Society of Nursingen_US
dc.descriptionThe Africa Honour Society of Nursing was chartered in Gaborone, Botswana on 4 August 2004 and became the Tau Lambda-at-Large Chapter of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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