Normalization is the use of culturally valued means to enable people with disabilities to live culturally valued lives.
In this article, the authors describe an effort to bring normalization practices to acute psychiatric care.
They describe a day hospital/crisis respite diversion program that serves as an alternative to acute inpatient hospitalization and sketch the research project that fostered it.
The authors argue that a day hospital/crisis respite provides effective clinical care comparable to inpatient hospitalization but achieves greater potential for recovery through a normalizing philosophy and practice.
An implication of this finding is that such programs based on the principle of normalization may be both cost effective as well as more empowering for patients.
Mots-clés Pascal : Trouble psychiatrique, Aigu, Hôpital jour, Service santé, Crise, Santé mentale, Homme, Alternative hospitalisation
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mental disorder, Acute, Day hospital, Health service, Crisis, Mental health, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0135748
Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 21/05/1997.