deinstitutionalize

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de·in·sti·tu·tion·al·ize

 (dē-ĭn′stĭ-to͞o′shə-nə-līz′, -tyo͞o′-)
tr.v. de·in·sti·tu·tion·al·ized, de·in·sti·tu·tion·al·iz·ing, de·in·sti·tu·tion·al·iz·es
1. To remove the status of an institution from.
2. To release (a mental health patient, for example) from an institution for placement and care in the community.

de·in′sti·tu′tion·al·i·za′tion (-lĭ-zā′shən) n.

de•in•sti•tu•tion•al•ize

(diˌɪn stɪˈtu ʃə nlˌaɪz, -ˈtyu-, ˌdi ɪn-)

v. -ized, -iz•ing. v.t.
1. to release (a mental patient, disabled person, etc.) from institutionalized care and treat or support with community resources.
2. to free from the complexity of a bureaucracy.
[1960–65]
de•in`sti•tu`tion•al•i•za′tion, n.
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She informed deputies on the actions her ministry has so far taken and her complete plan on how to deinstitutionalise the home's tenants and offer them a better quality of life.
A LIB Dem Euro MP has called for more to be done to deinstitutionalise disabled children's care homes in Europe.
We must deinstitutionalise our thinking, look at caring for people in the community and only then think in terms of 'hospitals and beds' for those relatively short periods when people cannot cope.