Caring in the community

  • Gillian James
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Part of the The Essentials of Nursing book series (TEON)

Abstract

In the past few years the concept of care for people with a mental handicap has been to integrate or keep this specialist group within a community setting. Perhaps the most forward-thinking document of its day, Better Services for the Mentally Handicapped, was published in 1971 and set the trends for policy in services up to the end of this century, with a major shift in responsibility involving an increasing need for local provision and requiring a full supporting network.

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References

  1. DHSS, The Community Nursing Review Team Report for England (Cumberlege), 1986Google Scholar
  2. English and Welsh National Boards for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting Syllabus of Training: Professional Register—Part 5 (Registered Nurse for the Mentally Handicapped), 1982Google Scholar
  3. HMSO, Better Services for the Mentally Handicapped, Cmnd 4683, 1971Google Scholar
  4. Royal College of Nursing, Society of Mental Handicap Nursing, The Role and Function of the Domiciliary Community Nurse for People with a Mental Handicap, 1985Google Scholar

Further reading

  1. British Institute of Mental Handicap, Community Mental Handicap Teams: Theory and Practice, 1986Google Scholar
  2. Brunei Institute of Organisation and Social Studies, Organisation of Multidisciplinary Community Teams, John Øvretveit, 1986Google Scholar
  3. DHSS, Mental Handicap ‘Progress, Problems and Priorities’, (a review of Mental Handicap Services in England since the 1971 White Paper), 1980Google Scholar
  4. DHSS, Care in the Community (a consultative document on moving resources for care in England), 1981Google Scholar
  5. HMSO, House of Commons Social Services Committee Session 1984–85. Community Care with Special Reference to Adult Mentally Ill and Mentally Handicapped, Vol. 1: Part VII, The Wider Community, pp. 129–131; Part VIII, ‘Clients and Families, pp. 148–151, ‘Community Mental Handicap Nurses’, pp. 197–198Google Scholar
  6. Royal College of Nursing, Society of Mental Handicap Nursing, Assuring Quality in the Private Sector: Residential Services in the Community for People with a Mental Handicap, 1987Google Scholar
  7. United Kingdom Central Council for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting, Project 2000, ‘A New Preparation for Practice’, 1986Google Scholar

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© Gillian James 1987

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