Deinstitutionalisation: The Move Toward Community-Based Care

Diane GIBSON, Paula Angus, David Braddock, Nicola Fortune, Helen Johnstone, Ross Madden, Frieda Mason

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAustralia`s Welfare 2001: Services and Assistance
EditorsRos Madden, Diane Gibson, Ching Choi, Joanne Maples, Richard Madden
Place of PublicationCanberra
PublisherAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
Number of pages43
ISBN (Print)1740241541, 13211455
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes


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