From lunatic to client : a history/nursing oral history of Western Australians who experienced a mental illness
AuthorMaude, Phillip M.
AffiliationMedicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences: School of Postgraduate Nursing
School of Postgraduate Nursing
Document TypePhD thesis
CitationsMaude, P. M. (2001) From lunatic to client : a history/nursing oral history of Western Australians who experienced a mental illness. PhD thesis, School of Postgraduate Nursing, University of Melbourne.
Access StatusOpen Access
Deposited with permission of the author. © 2001 Phillip M. Maude.
This study investigates the development of services and treatment modalities for the mentally ill of Western Australia from a nursing perspective. The thesis moves from the influences of Europe to focus on the emergence of services for the mentally ill in Western Australia. In particular the process of change that has occurred in the treatment of Western Australia’s mentally ill from colonisation to the end of the 1980s is considered. The study has a central focus on nursing care, and how nursing has adapted to changes in treatment modalities for mental illness as well as emerging government policy, fiscal restraint and community beliefs concerning mental illness. Through exploration of the role and care provided by mental health nurses and a description of the environment where this care was administered, an insight into how the mentally ill were perceived and treated is gained.
Keywordsoral history; psychiatric nursing - Western Australia - history; mental health services - Western Australia
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