No exit: Residential treatment and the "sick-role" trap

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This article, based on an anthropological study of a treatment center for adolescent girls, analyzes staff-resident relations in light of Parsons' "sick-role" model. It explores how the model, in its local interpretation, becomes dysfunctional and thus leads the entire treatment process into a dead end.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)36-44
Number of pages9
JournalChild Care Quarterly
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)


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