Obstacles to Effective Aftercare

  • John T. Salvendy


De-institutionalization of chronic patients was introduced over two decades ago with much enthusiasm. The author points out the reasons for the less than optimal results and reviews the pitfalls in the much needed research set-ups. Recommendations are made for a more focused, flexible and implementable approach in aftercare facilities.


Community Care Mental Hospital Chronic Patient Public Service Employee Community Mental Health Program 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • John T. Salvendy
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Psychiatric Out-Patient ServicesSt. Michael’s HospitalTorontoCanada

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