AbstractsSocial Work

Follow-up study of patients discharged from a psychiatric hospital.

by Jessie M. Lawrence

Institution: McGill University
Department: School of Social Work.
Degree: Master of Social Work.
Year: 1951
Keywords: Social Work.
Record ID: 1547880
Full text PDF: http://digitool.library.mcgill.ca/thesisfile118895.pdf


Follow-up implies a renewal of contact for the purpose of further study; a scientific method used for testing theoretical formulations. In the many social sciences dealing with human beings, the hypotheses concerning cause and effect of human behaviour are continually changing. These hypotheses must be tested if progress is to be expected in the understanding, prediction and control of illness and maladjustment. [...]