Conference: Deinstitutionalisation: the Dutch way? (31 October 2019, Utrecht)

On the 31st of October 2019 the conference ‘Deinstitutionalisation: the Dutch way?‘ takes place. It looks into the history of deinstitutionalization of Dutch mental healthcare in a European perspective.

“In the 1960s, mental healthcare in Europe and the United States embarked on a process of radical change. Under the banner of ‘de-institutionalisation’, a model of inpatient care centred on psychiatric hospitals, began to make way for community-based ambulant care. The aim was to replace institutional treatment with care and treatment at home, i.e. in the community. The aim of the symposium is to learn from the past. How can the insights we gain by comparing past and present experiences help shape deinstitutionalisation in the future? How can healthcare professionals and policymakers benefit from these new insights by extrapolating them to new or current situations?”

More information on the program and registering for the conference can be found here or here.

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