The term deinstitutionalisation has traditionally been most closely associated with mental health and intellectual disability. In this context, its original meaning lay in relation to the movement of actual individuals from an institutional setting to a community setting. But over time the term has attained a broader meaning in policy debates, being used in relation to the shift away from institutional services and towards care in the home and the community, regardless of the movement of particular individuals.
|Title of host publication||Australia`s Welfare 2001: Services and Assistance|
|Editors||Ros Madden, Diane Gibson, Ching Choi, Joanne Maples, Richard Madden|
|Place of Publication||Canberra|
|Publisher||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare|
|Number of pages||43|
|ISBN (Print)||1740241541, 13211455|
|Publication status||Published - 2001|