A Peruvian psychiatric hospital /
William W. Stein.
Lanham : University Press of America, c1995.
xii, 300 p.
076180093X (cloth : alk. paper)
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Lanham : University Press of America, c1995.
076180093X (cloth : alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Stein's fine-grained portrayal of Pavilion 20 and the people who work and are treated there makes this book a valuable contribution to the scant English-language social science literature on hospital medicine in the country and has implications for the practice of psychiatry today.
... a real tribute to friendship and love for the subject of his [Stein's] inquiry, as well as a testimony to his professional honesty and high ethical stature.
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This book provides a sociological study by looking at the different factors that contribute to the reality of a psychiatric hospital in Peru. The author delivers his insight gained from interviews with patients and staff. In this thoughtful study, he analyzes concepts of mental illness, and the social roles that caretakers at different levels perform with each other and with the patients. Throughout the work, Stein presents his theoretical model and relates it to the research, creating a well-rounded sociological look at Peruvian psychiatric hospitals, culture, and people. Contents:; Foreword by Javier Mariategui, M.D.; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1: Images of Peruvian Psychiatry; Chapter 2: Concepts of Mental Illness Held by the Hospital Population; Chapter 3: What Is a Mental Hospital?; Chapter 4: Being a Mental Patient in Peru; Chapter 5: Definitions of Social Roles in the Hospital Population: The Family Model; Chapter 6: Deferred Hopes: The psychiatric attendants; Chapter 7: Mistaken Identities: The psychiatric nurses; Postface; Bibliography; Index.
Table of Contents
Images of Peruvian Psychiatryp. 1
Concepts of Mental Illness Held by the Hospital Populationp. 27
What Is a Mental Hospital?p. 49
Being a Mental Patient in Perup. 93
Definitions of Social Roles in the Hospital Population: The Family Modelp. 137
Deferred Hopes: The psychiatric attendantsp. 175
Mistaken Identities: The psychiatric nursesp. 227
Postfacep. 271
Bibliographyp. 283
Indexp. 297
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