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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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Deinstitutionalising patients into the community was an intervention in mental healthcare--however, when implemented, it was not evidence based.
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In the light of bad publicity about state-run care in Bulgaria, the IWC, like other organisations, is focused on deinstitutionalising care and replacing it with private provision.
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Therefore, it seems justifiable to ask 'why there are still large numbers of children in institutional care after decades of international adoption across Europe if international adoption has been effective in deinstitutionalising children' (2008, p 45).