Children, families, and mental health service organizations: cultures in conflict.

H. B. Schwartzman*, A. W. Kneifel, L. Barbera-Stein, E. Gaviria

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This paper applies the concepts of culture, organizational culture, and culture conflict to a study of relationships between children, their families and a number of mental health and other social service organizations. The culture of a specific children's mental hospital ward is examined and a sample of 12 patients is followed on their course through the service system (pre- and post-hospitalization). A cultural interpretation of current mental health service delivery problems is suggested.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)297-306
Number of pages10
JournalHuman organization
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Anthropology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)


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