Psicologia: ciência e profissão
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CARNEIRO, Nancy Greca de Oliveira and ROCHA, Luciana de Carvalho. The uninstitutionalization process of pacients in a Psychiatric institution in Curitiba city. Psicol. cienc. prof. [online]. 2004, vol.24, n.3, pp. 66-75. ISSN 1414-9893.
The high patient rate in mental hospitals represents one of the highest challenges to the ongoing psychiatry reform process in Brazil. This researchs main target was to accompany and describe the process of releasing the chronicle inmates and patients who live in hospital that has been happening in one of these institutions. It turns out that in the rare cases when an inmate is released from the institution, hes not uninstitutionalized and his custody remains. The whole process demands an inclusion policy that implies not only the structure changes but also a new institution based on the subjects ethic.
Keywords : Psychiatry reform; Patients who live in a hospital; Process of hospital release; Uninstitutionalized.