The process involved in the rejection of an individual or an entire mental health team from a community is a matter of importance to mental health professionals. The authors attempt to compare the experiences of a resident taking an elective in community consultation and the process of failure related by the Cummingses in Closed Ranks. The usefulness of clinical "post-mortem" sessions by colleagues within the program is emphasized as a means of analyzing a potential crisis and provides an opportunity to assess prevailing community attitudes. Selected operational hypotheses are presented to assist in preventing program failures.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Health(social science)
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
- Psychiatry and Mental health