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Bag ladies: from the wards to the streets

By Christine Alavi

Abstract

This paper discusses the movement of inmates from mental hospitals to the community with particular focus on homeless women. It raises the question of the fate of bag ladies once the national Mental Health Policy and Plan have run their course in the middle of 1998 when \u27community care\u27 has been inadequately resourced. It explores alternative explanations for odd behaviour other than labelling such behaviour psychotic

Topics: mental health policy, homeless women, narrative transgressions, de-institutionalisation, Other Mental and Social Health
Publisher: ePublications@SCU
Year: 1998
OAI identifier: oai:epubs.scu.edu.au:hahs_pubs-1054
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