Public and Private Behavioral health Sciences

1. Private psychiatric hospitals have been in operation way before their public counterparts. Public services developed out of the need to provide services to those individuals who either did not have access to behavioral services or lacked financial resources.

Read the following journal articles from EBSCO host database or Behavioral Health Management:

  • Bazemore, P. (2005, July). When state hospitals were communities. Behavioral Health Management, 25(4), 10–12.
  • Oss, M. (2004, May). All roads lead to community-based care. Behavioral Health Management, 24(2), 6.

            QUESTION : “There is a difference in the mission and philosophy of care between a public            and a private facility providing behavioral health services.”
            Do you agree or disagree with the above statement? How? Justify your answers with          appropriate research and reasoning.

2.  Search the Internet using the key words “division of mental health, developmental disabilities, and addictive diseases.” View the list of regional hospitals provided under the heading Regional Hospitals Listing. Choose any one of the psychiatric hospitals listed and review its organizational structure.

Next, search the Internet to find a Web site on a local general services hospital and review its organizational structure.

            QUESTION : According to your understanding, are the organizational structures of          both types of hospitals similar or different? How? Do you think a similar             organizational structure should be followed for all hospitals? Why? Justify your     answers with appropriate research and reasoning.


Make sure it is on APA format. Cite any references on APA format.

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