Factors Considered Prior of the Release on Convalescence of Ten Patients From Central Islip State Hospital
Central Islip State Hospital is an institution which is part of the program of the New York State Department of Mental Hygiene, concerned with the care and treatment of the mentally ill. The Mental Hygiene Law governs the methods of admission, the methods of release, and, in general, all policies of this hospital and similar institutions in the state. With regard to the release of a patient, the Law states that a person is to remain in the care and custody of the hospital until he is considered "recovered" and not dangerous to himself or others. To the writer, who is employed in this hospital, the term "recovered" suggested the question: "How is it determined that a patient is recovered?" Seeking an answer, the writer, a member of the Social Service Department, discovered that nowhere were there set down formal criteria which may be applied to all cases. However, it was her impression that such criteria must exist, and therefore it was determined to investigate their nature.
Mental health|Health care management|Social work
Shaughnessy, Loretta Josephine, "Factors Considered Prior of the Release on Convalescence of Ten Patients From Central Islip State Hospital" (1952). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30557621.