Monday, April 7, 2014

Hospitals vs Community Care: Why Are They Seen As Enemies

From the blog of Pete Earley this morning:
Clearly, funding issues are at play. But I also suspect that much of this has to do with two other influences. The first is our past when underfunded state hospitals were seen as giant warehouses and horrific places. Mental hospitals have been forever frozen in the public’s mind as cruel institutions that by their very existance rob patients of hope and dignity. Consequently, anyone who dares to say that we need more hospital beds is cast in the role of being anti-consumer and an advocate for turning back the clock to the days of One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest.
read his entire blog entry here:

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