noun Date: 1955 1. the release of institutionalized individuals from institutional care (as in a psychiatric hospital) to care in the community 2. the reform or modification of an institution to remove or disguise its institutional characterdeinstitutionalize transitive verb

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  • deinstitutionalization — 1967 (disinstitutionalization is attested from 1955), from DE (Cf. de ) + INSTITUTIONALIZATION (Cf. institutionalization) …   Etymology dictionary

  • deinstitutionalization — noun a) the process of abolishing a practice that has been considered a norm The government began the deinstitutionalization of background checks for certain Federal jobs. b) the process of releasing a person from a facility where their freedom… …   Wiktionary

  • deinstitutionalization — See deinstitutionalize. * * * …   Universalium

  • deinstitutionalization — The discharge of institutionalized patients from a mental hospital into treatment programs in half way houses and other community based programs. * * * de·in·sti·tu·tion·al·iza·tion (.)dē .in(t) stə .t(y)üsh nə lə zā shən, .t(y)ü shən əl ə zā n… …   Medical dictionary

  • deinstitutionalization — de·institutionalization …   English syllables

  • deinstitutionalization — …   Useful english dictionary

  • deinstitutionalize — deinstitutionalization, n. /dee in sti tooh sheuh nl uyz , tyooh , dee in /, v., deinstitutionalized, deinstitutionalizing. v.t. 1. to release (a mentally or physically handicapped person) from a hospital, asylum, home, or other institution with… …   Universalium

  • Деинституционализация — (deinstitutionalization) – 1. массовая выписка длительно лечившихся пациентов с тем, чтобы в том или ином качестве они могли участвовать в общественной жизни. Некоторыми авторами рассматривается как следствие антипсихиатрической компании, которая …   Энциклопедический словарь по психологии и педагогике

  • Деинституционализация — (deinstitutionalization) выписка из больниц большого количества пациентов, проходящих длительное лечение, так чтобы они могли участвовать в общественных программах лечения …   Общая психология: глоссарий

  • Deinstitutionalisation — This article is about the replacement of psychiatric hospitals. For the replacement of orphanages, see Deinstitutionalization (orphanages and children s institutions). Deinstitutionalization or deinstitutionalization is the process of replacing… …   Wikipedia

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