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Out Of Sight And Out Of Mind In High Care

Posted 30 July 2011 | By | Categories: how body | 4 Comments

Mike Abrahams recently spent seven weeks as an involuntary patient at Valkenberg Hospital, a state psychiatric facility in Cape Town. This excerpt from How Body in The Chimurenga Chronic is his account of time under observation in a secure unit. [Research material : Reading list]     Sitting alone in the reception area of Valkenberg […]

Out of sight and out of mind In High Care by Mike Abrahams

Posted 03 January 2011 | By | Categories: how body | No Comments

Reading List Duiker, K S 2001, The quiet violence of dreams.  Kwela Books Head, B 1974, A question of power. Heinemann Smith, H M 2005, Factors leading to frequent readmission to Valkenberg Hospital for patients suffering from severe mental illnesses, University of the Western Cape Hook, D, Kiguwa, P, Mkhize N & Collins A (Eds) […]

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