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Making It CrazyAn Ethnography of Psychiatric Clients in an American Community$
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Sue Estroff

Print publication date: 1985

Print ISBN-13: 9780520054516

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520054516.001.0001

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A Personal View of Clients and Staff

A Personal View of Clients and Staff

(p.3) 1 A Personal View of Clients and Staff
Making It Crazy

Sue E. Estroff

University of California Press

This book deals with a group of persons called, in society, mentally ill. The lessons learned by the author of this book when she met with these people are elaborated. Contrary to the portrayals of staff as destructive, inconsiderate, power-hungry individuals found in other works similar to this, the author found that these people were easy to like, almost always genuinely concerned for their clients. Through interaction, two facets are understood—staff's and client's perspectives and experiences. This book aims to be able to deal more extensively with these two perspectives, with their interaction, convergences, and divergences in mind.

Keywords:   mentally ill, staff, client, perspectives, experiences

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