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 (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.
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(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.
de•in`sti•tu`tion•al•i•za′tion, n.
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"We aimed to deinstitutionalize the facility and for patients, visitors, and staff to perceive the environment as open and accessible."
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The good intention of the community mental health center movement to "deinstitutionalize" individuals led to an increase in the need for treatment in the community.
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(1) Scott Richardson's work in Gender Lessons: Patriarchy, Sextyping, and Schools builds on Palmer's detailed account of good teaching by calling for teachers and their schools to deinstitutionalize gender and work toward assisting students in becoming "self-actualizing and self-determining individuals." (2) Richardson argues that students are prohibited from achieving such potentialities due to a form of discrimination that he calls "sextyping." Sextyping refers to the toxic social reproduction of gender stereotypes that routinely takes place in American schools through the informal interactions between staff and students as well as formalized class lessons and school-sponsored extra-curricular activities.
Years ago, after we had been shocked by movies like The Snake Pit, we decided to deinstitutionalize the mentally ill, but as the psychiatrist Fuller Torrey pointed out in these pages a decade ago, we neglected to fund enough outpatient mental health clinics.
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