The Politics of Community Care

  • Elly Jansen


Legislative measures and societal attitudes in the developed countries (and insofar as they follow suit, the developing countries) have over the last twenty-five years demonstrated a curious contradiction and ambivalence in relation to the provision of after-care services for mental hospital patients and preventive care for those at risk.


Local Authority Community Psychiatry Therapeutic Community Societal Attitude Legislative Measure 
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    E. Jansen, “Politics and Planning” in: The Therapeutic Community, E. Jansen, ed., Croom Helm, London (1980).Google Scholar
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    Report of the Richmond Fellowship Enquiry: Mental Health and the Community, Richmond Fellowship Press, London (1983).Google Scholar
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    Mental Health Act (1959).Google Scholar
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    Government White Paper ‘Better Services for the Mentally Ill’ (1975).Google Scholar
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    Report of the President’s Commission on Mental Health (USA,1978).Google Scholar

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© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Elly Jansen
    • 1
  1. 1.Richmond Fellowship InternationalKensington LondonUK

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