SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 
vol.12 issue1"Gold earrings, calico skirts": images of women and their role in the project to civilize the Amazon, as observed by Elizabeth Agassiz in Viagem ao Brasil: 1865-1866Scientific research in the biosciences in São Paulo: beyond institutions author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand

Journal

Article

Indicators

Related links

Share


História, Ciências, Saúde-Manguinhos

Print version ISSN 0104-5970On-line version ISSN 1678-4758

Abstract

VIZEU, Fábio. The modern psychiatric institution from an organizational perspective. Hist. cienc. saude-Manguinhos [online]. 2005, vol.12, n.1, pp.33-49. ISSN 1678-4758.  https://doi.org/10.1590/S0104-59702005000100003.

The essay analyzes the development of the modern psychiatric institution, represented most importantly by the emergence of the traditional asylum organization. In this type of institution, the process of behavioral control operates upon the same epistemological bases that fostered the bureaucratic model of domination-in other words, in consonance with the instrumental-rational approach that legitimizes as key principles predictability and efficacy. In contrast, there has recently been a break with this organizational type, expressed through the anti-asylum and anti-psychiatry movements, chiefly in the form of denunciations and criticisms of the contradictory 'telos' so evident at asylums and, secondarily, in the form of reformist proposals. Lastly, this change in paradigm has moved towards humanizing interactions between actors within the asylum model.

Keywords : modern psychiatric institution; asylum model; psychiatric reform; organizational logic.

        · abstract in Portuguese     · text in Portuguese     · Portuguese ( pdf )

 

Creative Commons License All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License