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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.


(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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Joseph Sister Mary Pellegrino said, as president-elect of LCWR, that we're deinstitutionalizing.
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The goal of this article is to analyze the process of deinstitutionalizing a group of patients with serious mental health disorders who had been under long-term care in a psychiatric institution, and were transferred to residential facilities in the community.
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See, for example, Francis Fukuyama, The Great Disruption (New York: Free Press, 1999); Steven Nock, "The Social Costs of Deinstitutionalizing Marriage," in Revitalizing the Institution of Marriage for the Twenty-First Century, ed.
Patrick had said he vetoed the funding because he remains committed to a process of deinstitutionalizing mental health patients and providing higher levels and more appropriate care in community home settings.
The first steps in this change involve deinstitutionalizing care environments, whether in nursing homes or the community.
It's actually quite remarkable how the industry has responded [to deinstitutionalizing different aspects of facility design]," notes Berger.
Likewise, the final chapter on serial killing props this innovation in the genre against the anti-psychiatric movement that began in the 1960s and led to the deinstitutionalizing of the mentally ill over the course of the next thirty years.
Stalder reminded attendees that when the country began deinstitutionalizing in the 1950s and 1960s, individuals with mental illness forgot that services must be provided in the community.
Within this publication, the FACJJ also presents a report on national compliance with the four core protections of the JJDP Act of 2008, which include deinstitutionalizing status offenders and nonoffenders; separating adult and juvenile offenders in secure institutions; eliminating the practice of detaining or confining juveniles in adult jails and lockups; and addressing the disproportionate number of minority youth who come into contact with the juvenile justice system.