Social Inclusion of People with Mental Illness
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Social Inclusion of People with Mental Illness by Julian P. Leff
Book DescriptionPeople with serious mental illness no longer spend years of their lives in psychiatric institutions. In developed countries, there has been a major shift in the focus of care from hospitals into the community. However, whilst it means those with mental illness are not confined, it does not guarantee they will be fully integrated into their communities. The barriers to full citizenship are partly due to the disabilities produced by their illnesses and partly by stigmatising and discriminatory attitudes of the public. This book analyses the causes of these barriers and suggests ways of dismantling them. The book is constructed in two parts: the first relates to social inclusion and the second to occupational inclusion. Throughout, the text is annotated with quotes from consumers, to illustrate their experience of the issues discussed. The innovations outlined are described in sufficient detail for the reader to implement them in their own practice.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521615365
(247mm x 174mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 6-Jul-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Julian P. Leff
Families and Mental Disorder, Hardback (October 2004)
According to the World Health Organization's "World Health Report" 2001, one family in four worldwide has at least one member currently suffering from a mental disorder.
Care in the Community, Paperback (March 1997)» View all books by Julian P. Leff
This book explores the care of mentally ill patients--psychiatric and geriatric--in community settings. It addresses the implications for hospitals, community services and staff, and patients. It examines the central issues of patient outcomes, service provision and effectiveness, economics of provision and impact on staff and community.
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Author Biography - Julian P. Leff
Dr Julian Leff is a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences. Since 1996, he has been the Co-ordinator of the Reintegration Working Group in the Global Programme Against Stigma and Discrimination Because of Schizophrenia. He is the author of numerous publications. Dr Richard Warner is the Medical Director of the Mental Health Center of Boulder County, Colorado. He is also Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Adjunct Professor of Anthropology at the University of Colorado. He is the author of numerous publications and for the past ten years has been the co-ordinator of a major component of the World Psychiatric Association Global Programme Against Stigma and Discrimination Because of Schizophrenia.
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