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Business plan for a wellness and recovery center for deinstitutionalized individuals
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BUSINESS PLAN FOR A WELLNESS AND RECOVERY CENTER FOR DEINSTITUTIONALIZED INDIVIDUALS BY AUDRY GREEN GORMAN DOCTOR OF NURSING PRACTICE CLINICAL PROJECT Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree, Doctor of Nursing Practice, American Sentinel University, (Date) Project Committee __________________________ Chair __________________________ Date Chair, Graduate Nursing Department CHAPTER 1 Introduction For a long-time, a resident of a psychiatric ward, life has become a predictable routine.
In Alabama, the Department of Mental Health announced its restructuring plan to close four of the state’s six mental health hospitals with the intention of moving 470 patients to community-based care (Beyerle, 2012). This de-institutionalization of patients is bound to cause several problems in health care and it would take a long time to build replacement facilities for these patients across the state, which includes 16-bed regional homes and crisis centers. When communities undergo widespread deinstitutionalization, individuals who have been at hospitals or other long-term care facilities for many years often find the transition to community life upsetting and overwhelming. Deinstitutionalization also places a burden on the community, which frequently lacks the infrastructure and resources to accommodate people in need of long-term care for behavioral disorders and other psychological and/or neurological conditions. ...
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