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deinstitutionalization

deinstitutionalization

noun de·in·sti·tu·tion·al·i·za·tion \(ˌ)dē-ˌin(t)-stə-ˌtü-shə-nə-lə-ˈzā-shən, -ˌtyü-\

Definition of DEINSTITUTIONALIZATION

1
:  the release of institutionalized individuals from institutional care (as in a psychiatric hospital) to care in the community
2
:  the reform or modification of an institution to remove or disguise its institutional character
de·in·sti·tu·tion·al·ize \-ˈtü-shə-nə-ˌlīz, -ˈtyü-\ transitive verb

First Known Use of DEINSTITUTIONALIZATION

1955

deinstitutionalization

noun de·in·sti·tu·tion·al·iza·tion \(ˌ)dē-ˌin(t)-stə-ˌt(y)üsh-nə-lə-ˈzā-shən, -ˌt(y)ü-shən-əl-ə-ˈzā-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DEINSTITUTIONALIZATION

:  the release of institutionalized individuals from institutional care (as in a psychiatric hospital) to care in the community
de·in·sti·tu·tion·al·ize \-ˈt(y)üsh-nə-ˌlīz, -ˈt(y)ü-shən-əl-ˌīz\ transitive verb, de·in·sti·tu·tion·al·ized de·in·sti·tu·tion·al·iz·ing

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