Improving mental health services to the elderly in southeastern Arizona

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Title:
Improving mental health services to the elderly in southeastern Arizona
Author:
Winchester, Robert Stine, 1924-
Issue Date:
1990
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The State of Arizona is under pressure to expand mental health services. Task Forces have been formed to look at several special population groups. This paper is designed to support a Governor's Task Force on the mental health needs of the elderly. Based on a literature review, it is clear that older persons experience significant rates of mental illness. However, current mental health services for the elderly are minimal and their needs for these services remain hidden because of myths and prejudices that are held by health and mental health professionals and the elderly themselves. The need for mental health services for the elderly is defined. Barriers to meeting that need are identified and recommendations for state and local action to improve mental health services for the elderly are presented.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Gerontology.; Psychology, Social.; Sociology, Individual and Family Studies.; Sociology, Public and Social Welfare.
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Christensen, Oscar

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleImproving mental health services to the elderly in southeastern Arizonaen_US
dc.creatorWinchester, Robert Stine, 1924-en_US
dc.contributor.authorWinchester, Robert Stine, 1924-en_US
dc.date.issued1990en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe State of Arizona is under pressure to expand mental health services. Task Forces have been formed to look at several special population groups. This paper is designed to support a Governor's Task Force on the mental health needs of the elderly. Based on a literature review, it is clear that older persons experience significant rates of mental illness. However, current mental health services for the elderly are minimal and their needs for these services remain hidden because of myths and prejudices that are held by health and mental health professionals and the elderly themselves. The need for mental health services for the elderly is defined. Barriers to meeting that need are identified and recommendations for state and local action to improve mental health services for the elderly are presented.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectGerontology.en_US
dc.subjectPsychology, Social.en_US
dc.subjectSociology, Individual and Family Studies.en_US
dc.subjectSociology, Public and Social Welfare.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorChristensen, Oscaren_US
dc.identifier.proquest1340312en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b26253562en_US
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