Mental Rehabilitation Through Team Approach: The Use of Various Disciplines as a Method of Returning Chronic Mental Patients to the Community From Central Islip State Hospital, New York, 1956–1963
Background and Timeliness of the Study. It is estimated that mental illness costs annually approximately $3,624,831,357. Figures show that about one in every ten persons is suffering from some form of mental illness; in other words, there are more people in hospitals for mental illness than for polio, cancer, heart disease, tuberculosis and all other diseases combined. A recent study done in a particular area of mid-Manhattan showed that approximately 81 per cent of the population had some degree of mental illness while 23 per cent should be hospitalized. With our modern day advances in science and education we are finding more and more people mentally ill and in need of hospitalization. Unfortunately most of the hospital facilities for mental patients were built between about 1850 and 1910 and as a result, they are woefully inadequate to meet today’s needs. Not only are the facilities inadequate but also the size of the staffs in these facilities make it almost impossible for much more than mere custodial care.
Social work|Mental health|Health care management
Kick, Jeanne Geraldine, "Mental Rehabilitation Through Team Approach: The Use of Various Disciplines as a Method of Returning Chronic Mental Patients to the Community From Central Islip State Hospital, New York, 1956–1963" (1964). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30724955.