Deinstitutionalization Movement of the 1960s and Other Mental Health Issues


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Deinstitutionalization was:

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1. The deinstitutionalization movement was caused by:

2. Sally has depression. Her doctor commits her to a mental institution without first trying medication. This violates:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will help you quickly assess your knowledge of the movement to deinstitutionalize patients at mental health institutions during the 1960s. In order to pass the quiz, you will need to answer questions on such topics as the definition of deinstitutionalization and results of the movement.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Check your knowledge of the following using these assessment tools:

  • Definition of deinstitutionalization
  • Cause of the deinstitutionalization movement
  • The right that's violated when a doctor commits a patient without trying medication first
  • Consequences of deinstitutionalization
  • Role of Thorazine

Skills Practiced

You will practice the following skills when you utilize this worksheet and quiz:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about the role of mental institutions prior to the 1960s from the related lesson
  • Making connections - understand how deinstitutionalization and the concept of 'least restrictive setting' impacted the lives of the mentally ill
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the role of Thorazine and Medicare and Medicaid in contributing to mental health patients leaving mental institutions

Additional Learning

Learn more about deinstitutionalization in the United States by reviewing the accompanying lesson. It focuses on the following objectives:

  • Investigate the conditions of mental institutions prior to the 1960s
  • Define 'least restrictive setting' and its role in patient's rights
  • Explore the role of patient's rights, medication, and Medicaid and Medicare in deinstitutionalization
  • Understand the unintended consequences of the movement