Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Our brother's keeper: A policy analysis of the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act of 1967
by Bailey, Kendra Rae, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2012, 85; 1517578
Abstract (Summary)

This policy analysis reviews and evaluates the Lanternan-Petris-Short Act (LPS), California's current commitment law establishing guidelines for the involuntary commitment of mentally ill individuals to mental institutions. The analysis presents issues surrounding the process for, and effectiveness of, involuntary commitment; its application amongst various vulnerable and oppressed groups; and its ramifications from a systems perspective. The analysis of the policy also discussed the sociocultural and political environment which influenced its implementation; limitations of the current law; and implications for social work practice, advocacy and future research.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Lopez, Rebecca
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 51/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work
Publication Number: 1517578
ISBN: 978-1-267-45978-7
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