n South African Journal of Psychiatry - Institutional management of the mentally ill in South Africa : editorial

Volume 11, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1608-9685
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6786



Extracted from text ... 76 editorial Volume 11 No. 3 December 2005 - SAJP Institutional management of the mentally ill in South Africa The management of the severely mentally ill has changed internationally and nationally owing to advances in psychiatric care, progress in psychosocial rehabilitation, and most importantly deinstitutionalisation. Lucas and Stevenson1 address the lack of change in standards of care in mental facilities with the introduction of democracy in South Africa. The study they refer to utilises for the discussion patient abuse within one facility. There have been many changes in psychiatric hospitals in the last few years, including the reduction in ..

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