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A Personal View of Clients and Staff

Sue E. Estroff

in Making It Crazy

Published by University of California Press

Published in print June 1985 | ISBN: 9780520054516
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520907751 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520054516.003.0001
A Personal View of Clients and Staff

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This book deals with a group of persons called, in society, mentally ill. The lessons learned by the author of this book when she met with these people are elaborated. Contrary to the portrayals of staff as destructive, inconsiderate, power-hungry individuals found in other works similar to this, the author found that these people were easy to like, almost always genuinely concerned for their clients. Through interaction, two facets are understood—staff's and client's perspectives and experiences. This book aims to be able to deal more extensively with these two perspectives, with their interaction, convergences, and divergences in mind.

Keywords: mentally ill; staff; client; perspectives; experiences

Chapter.  2617 words. 

Subjects: Medical Anthropology

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