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Healing Traditions: Alternative Methods and the Health Professions

Healing Traditions: Alternative Methods and the Health Professions accommodate the care of the seriously mentally ill in the smte hospital or its functional equivalent. This book is rich in both qualitative md quantitative data and rich in insight and analysis. The author uses social science and historiographic methods. His interpretation of the data is enriched by his experience in state hospital administration. His conclusions are less condemnatory than hose of some other socid scientists and historians who study such institutions. It is refreshing to have serious mnsideration of the state mental hospital's enduring importance addressed in the history of the care of the mentally ill. This bookis for anyone who cares for the mentally ill and who is concerned about their future. It is also for the student of organizational theory, public policy, and health care reform. Finally, as historical research, the author offers some alternative conclusions about the history of psychiatric nursing in the American state hospital. JANET COWZZI, PHD, RN CIinical Specialist Eastern State Hospital Williamsburg, Virginia Assistant Professor Sainr Leo College Tidewater Center, Virginia Healing Tradirions: Alternative Methods and the Health Professions By Bonnie Blair O'Connor Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1995 In Healing Traditidns: Alternative Method and the Health Professions, Bonnie Blair O'Connor http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Nursing History Review Springer Publishing

Healing Traditions: Alternative Methods and the Health Professions

Nursing History Review , Volume 6 (1): 3 – Jan 1, 1998

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Springer Publishing
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1062-8061
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1938-1913
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10.1891/1062-8061.6.1.150
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accommodate the care of the seriously mentally ill in the smte hospital or its functional equivalent. This book is rich in both qualitative md quantitative data and rich in insight and analysis. The author uses social science and historiographic methods. His interpretation of the data is enriched by his experience in state hospital administration. His conclusions are less condemnatory than hose of some other socid scientists and historians who study such institutions. It is refreshing to have serious mnsideration of the state mental hospital's enduring importance addressed in the history of the care of the mentally ill. This bookis for anyone who cares for the mentally ill and who is concerned about their future. It is also for the student of organizational theory, public policy, and health care reform. Finally, as historical research, the author offers some alternative conclusions about the history of psychiatric nursing in the American state hospital. JANET COWZZI, PHD, RN CIinical Specialist Eastern State Hospital Williamsburg, Virginia Assistant Professor Sainr Leo College Tidewater Center, Virginia Healing Tradirions: Alternative Methods and the Health Professions By Bonnie Blair O'Connor Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1995 In Healing Traditidns: Alternative Method and the Health Professions, Bonnie Blair O'Connor

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Nursing History ReviewSpringer Publishing

Published: Jan 1, 1998

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