From poorhouses to homelessness : policy analysis and mental health care / David A. Rochefort ; foreword by David Mechanic.

Author
Rochefort, David A. [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
2nd ed.
Published/​Created
Westport, Conn. : Auburn House, 1997.
Description
xvii, 321 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

Details

Subject(s)
Mental health policyUnited States [Browse]
Summary note
  • Rochefort updates his classic comprehensive review of mental health policy issues in American society, beginning with early practices that predate the formal "mental health system" and ending with current debates about parity insurance coverage for mental illnesses, managed care, and Medicaid reform.
  • At the same time, he provides a perspective on mental health policy analysis that draws on diverse work in the policy sciences, looks to both applied and theoretical concerns, and gives full recognition to the distinctive nature of mental health care problems. This new edition will be of enhanced value to policymakers in the mental health field as well as to students of American social welfare policy and public administration in general.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. [261]-297) and indexes.
Contents
Foreword / David Mechanic -- 1. Approaching Mental Health Policy Analysis -- 2. U.S. Mental Health Care: The First Three Centuries -- 3. The Community Mental Health Revolution -- 4. Federal Retrenchment, Block Grants, and State Control -- 5. Mental Health Policymaking Cycles and Their Causes -- 6. Political Factors in Mental Health Policymaking and Service Delivery -- 7. The Challenge of Coordination -- 8. Mayor Koch, Joyce Brown, and New York City's Homeless Mentally Ill: A Case Study -- 9. Canadian Mental Health Services: The View from Nova Scotia -- 10. Mental Health Care and National Health Policy Reform -- 11. Deinstitutionalization: Practice and Promise -- 12. A System in Flux.
ISBN
  • 086569270X (alk. paper)
  • 0865692742 (pbk. : alk. paper)
LCCN
97026771
OCLC
37226894
RCP
C - S