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comparative study of 60 community placement veterans from the Veterans Administration Hospital, Gulfport, Mississippi, June 1961

Title: A comparative study of 60 community placement veterans from the Veterans Administration Hospital, Gulfport, Mississippi, June 1961.
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Name(s): Higgins, Robert N., author
Hayes, Dorothy D., professor directing thesis
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1961
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource (v, 77 leaves : illustrations)
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The problem of placing patients in the homes of paid caretakers is multifarious and complex. Among the most basic of the questions facing the agency planning to place patients is: what kind of patient to place in what kind of a home? When stated criteria are lacking for the selection of patients for both types of settings from the same hospital, the social worker's judgments become the gauge by which selection is made. This situation prevails at the Veterans Administration Hospital at Gulfport, Mississippi. Delineation of the factors contributing to successful placement would be useful in the selection and preparation of patients for community placement. The data of this study are primarily related to the successful community placement made by sixty white male veterans. Answers were sought to the following questions by an analysis of the data collected on 34 descriptive items. (1) How does the literature present and describe halfway house and foster home care as a form of community placement for male veteran patients? (2) Do the 30 veteran patients who have made a successful adjustment in the foster home care differ significantly from the 30 veteran patients who have made a successful adjustment to halfway house care when distributed on 10 selected social or baseline characteristics? (3) Do any of the 9 hospital and 8 military items significantly differentiate the patients in foster home care from the patients in halfway house care? (4) How do the 7 community placement adjustment items differentiate the two sub-samples?
Identifier: FSU_ahn3812 (IID)
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references (leaves 65-66).
Note(s): Typescript.
"June, 1961."
"Submitted to the Graduate School of Florida State University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Social Work."
Advisor: Dorothy D. Hayes, Professor Directing Study.
Subject(s): Veterans Administration Hospital (Gulfport, Miss.)
Mentally ill -- Care
Disabled veterans -- Rehabilitation -- Mississippi
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_ahn3812
Owner Institution: FSU

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Higgins, R. N. (1961). A comparative study of 60 community placement veterans from the Veterans Administration Hospital, Gulfport, Mississippi, June 1961. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_ahn3812