Journal title PSICOTERAPIA E SCIENZE UMANE
Author/s Berta Neumann, Eugenia Omodei Zorini
Publishing Year 2019 Issue 2019/3 Language Italian
Pages 44 P. 417-460 File size 215 KB
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The Italian Law no. 180/1978, that closed mental hospitals in Italy, is a law of principles that can-not prevent the development and the progressive extension of ways of working used in old psy-chiatric hospitals. Ten aspects are examined which are strongly at risk in this direction and which are in fact facilitated by many national and regional regulations. They are the following: leaving the organization of mental health to the autonomous decisions of Regions; reducing the program-ming of services to an administrative management; reconstituting spaces that operate according to the old mental hospital system; not using every available tool to oppose chronicity; not making a real integration of the new psychiatric wards in General Hospitals; returning to "dangerous for yourself and others" as the leading model in psychiatric choices; devaluing the centrality of the community and the integrative value of mental health centers; managing any context where there are behavioral or social problems as something related to mental illness; ignoring benchmarking and outcome measures; devaluing the quality of training.
Keywords: Italian psychiatric law no. 180/1978; Psychiatric counter-reform; National and regional laws in Italy; Old psychiatric mo-dalities in today psychiatric services
Berta Neumann, Eugenia Omodei Zorini, Diario della psicoterapia di Federico (1955-56) in "PSICOTERAPIA E SCIENZE UMANE" 3/2019, pp 417-460, DOI: 10.3280/PU2019-003003