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Manpower for Mental Health.

Robert S. Daniels, MD
Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1969;21(4):510-511. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1969.01740220126017.
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Manpower for Mental Health is based on papers presented at a National Institute of Mental Health symposium, sponsored and conducted in 1967. "The purpose of the meeting was to examine specific concepts and theoretical issues that are of importance in mental health manpower policy and in the further development of the entire mental health program." The contributors were experts broadly representative of mental-health disciplines, economics, sociology, law, education, and public health. Excellent chapters cover the history of mental-health manpower's growth and dovelopment, economic aspects of mental-health manpower, the relation of models of disturbed behavior to institutional and manpower requirements, and the new mental-health workers.

Manpower is discussed in the context of American society and the future of health, education, and welfare. Two major themes are developed. One has to do with the major social, economic, and political forces that shape manpower considerations. The other takes a pragmatic approach. Manpower


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