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Under Dr Vail's direction, "dehumanization" practices in state hospitals were attacked intensely in 1963. Surveys of wards were conducted and problem identification/solving approaches were implemented to reduce dehumanization.

Miriam Karlins

Video: Miriam Karlins, former official of the Department of Public Welfare, worked with medical director, David Vail, to eliminate dehumanizing practices in state institutions.

Part 1: Discharge Planning

Part 2: Dehumanization Occurs in All Types of Settings

Part 3: Changes Brought on by the Ward Living Conditions Survey

Examples of Dehumanization
Dehumanizing individuals means treating them as less than human.