"The Expose as a Progressive Tool" - Albert Deutsch - Mental Hygiene

"The Expose as a Progressive Tool" - Albert Deutsch - Mental Hygiene

by: Albert Deutsch | publication date: November 17, 1949 |

". . .What have these exposes accomplished? Have they helped or harmed the drive for improved mental hospitals and expanded mental health facilities? In either case, how can they be made more effective tools of progress? The expose, like the surgeon's scalpel, is a useful, but dangerous instrument. Its application can be constructive or destructive, depending on the user's skill, integreity, sensitivity, and timing. As applied to mental hospital conditions, its development can be traced to two widely divergent trends exemplified by the work of two remarkable women of the past century. . ."

Albert Deutsch discusses how conditions have been exposed and if these exposures have been beneficial or harmful to the public.