The perspective of professional workers: living with ambiguity, ambivalence and challenge

  • Shulamit Ramon


Apart from one study on three teams of social workers facing the closure of a psychiatric hospital reported at the end of this chapter, there are no studies directly focused on workers’ reaction to such closures. We need to understand why this is the case, despite the fact that professionals lead and work in such hospitals, and despite the fact that many psychiatric hospitals have closed down since the 1960s in the USA, Italy, Australia, and more recently in Britain too.


Mental Health Psychiatric Hospital Mental Health System Student Nurse Professional Worker 
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