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The psychiatric outpatient's family as a support system

Emmerentia du Plessis, M Greeff, M P Koen
Health SA Gesondheid | Vol 9, No 2 | a160 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hsag.v9i2.160 | © 2004 Emmerentia du Plessis, M Greeff, M P Koen | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 08 November 2004 | Published: 08 November 2004

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Emmerentia du Plessis, North-West University, South Africa
M Greeff, North-West University, South Africa
M P Koen, North-West University, South Africa

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During 1998 the discharge of as many as possible psychiatric patients from long-term psychiatric hospitals in the North-West Province, in other words deinstitutionalisation, were planned (Roos, 1998).

Gedurende 1998 is die ontslag van so veel moontlik psigiatriese pasiënte van langtermyn-psigiatriese hospitale in die Noordwes-Provinsie, met ander woorde deïnstitusionalisering, beplan (Roos, 1998).

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