With An Eye to the Past - 1960s - Building the Momentum
Introduction 1940s to 50s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
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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.

Dehumanizing individuals means
treating them
as less than human.

 

Examples of 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

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