Group Homes and Community Integration of Developmentally Disabled People: Micro-Institutionalization?
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Pub; 1 edition (January 1993)
Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub
Size: 8.3 MB
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The author addresses the issue of the quality of life for those moving from hospital to group home to community placement, and asks whether group homes are doing what they originally set out to do or, albeit dicated by financial constrsints and current political policy, whether are simply creating a form of 'micro-institutionalisation.' Her book stresses the ad hoc and fragmented approach to community integration by both her health and local authorities, with those being moved not necessarily finding themselves living in a less institutionalised way of life.