Law should now take into consideration the new legal situation caused . the asylum (Basaglia, a, b), where there are no Prima della legge The Italian mental health care is based on Law (it. Legge ), also called Legge Basaglia, from the name of the author of the reform, Franco Basaglia. La psicopatologia e la “LEGGE ”. 4 novembre, – I. La prospettiva della psicopatologia. Ho pensato di dare il mio contributo al Quarantennale.

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At Perugia, with its vast Santa Margherita asylum complex, there was a successful attempt ‘both to humanize the hospital and create an alternative to it at the same time’ p.

Back to 2 A. First international congress of social psychiatry. John Foot tells the story well, remaining faithful to the dilemmas involved in writing this kind of history, declining to simplify or to talk away the tensions that inhere in the historical record.

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Articles containing Italian-language text CS1 errors: It is, of course, exactly this kind of contest over meanings, over the interpretations, the definitions even, of facts themselves, involving numerous agents and agencies, from mental patients to psychiatrists to politicians to publishers, that goes to the heart of what this book is all about.

It also freed them from imprisonment, stigma and from continuous and progressive denial of their identities. 1880 hospital at Trieste, one of the flagships of basaflia movement, was not just closed down, ‘its whole raison d’etre was undermined, built as it was on separation, exclusion and silence’ p. Il futuro dei servizi di salute mentale in Italia. They seek the sources of its failure in a faulty and incomplete implementation.

I pregiudizi e la conoscenza critica alla psichiatria. Retrieved from ” https: He basalia considered to be the most influential Italian psychiatrist of the 20th century. In the long legacy of misrepresentation that Foot uncovers it is, especially, the English-speaking world, and notably the British, who have been the most ardent and consistent contributors Foot devotes a chapter to ‘Basaglia and the British’starting from a notorious article by Kathleen Jones and Alison Poletti in the British Journal of Psychiatry in and succeeded by a string of other commentaries and polemics.


This law legve the closure of mental hospitals and established public mental health services. Skip to main content.

Franco Basaglia

Fusar-Poli with coauthors argues that thanks to the Basaglia law, bwsaglia in Italy began to be integrated into the general health services and was no longer sidelined to a peripheral area of medicine. Italy was the first country in the world to dismantle Psychiatric Hospitals. While discussing the process of transformation of mental health care across the European Region, Matt Muijen argues that the influence of professionals has obviously been decisive, mostly psychiatrists who acted as advocates of change, such as Philippe Pinel in France in the 19th century and Franco Basaglia in Italy in the 20th.

He was profoundly shocked by what he found at Colorno, not least because among the inmates he recognised ‘dozens and dozens of comrades, people who used to live in my neighbourhood and were well known to me’, and all of whom recognised him p.

Yet, as Foot bassaglia in tracing the history and genealogy of anti-psychiatry, this is a gross over-simplification. Law is the hasaglia and only law which obliged the closing of asylums and regulated the Involuntary Psychiatric Treatment by establishing Public Mental Health Services. Doctors were expected to be ever-present and available. The ‘essence of psychiatry’, remarked Giorgio Antonucci who worked with Basaglia at Gorizia, ‘lies in an ideology of basaglla p.


Show 25 25 50 All. Basaglia insisted that much in the inveterate stereotypes of madness was actually the consequence of institutional conditions, but not a real danger which the walls of a mental hospital had been required to contain.

There will be more to come. According to Renato Piccione, the intellectual legacy of Franco Basaglia can be divided into three periods: London Journal of Primary Care.

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Though the movement began around the asylum in Basalia, ‘its scope and reach went far beyond the story of Franco Basaglia and Franca Ongaro’ Basaglia’s wife and long-time collaborator. Back to 3 Michel Foucault, Psychiatric Power: Along with phenomenology, Basaglia also turned to Gramsci and other Italian Marxists to understand the complex nexus of contradictions institutional, ideological, ethical, medical, political, social in which madness was embedded.

Franco Bazaglia was born on 11 March in Venice. There were, though, tragic incidents. Promulgation of both this law and law n. Foot shows very clearly that Basaglia was part of a nationwide movement, rather than a lone idealist.

As David Forgacs, another distinguished historian of modern Italy, whose study of Italy’s margins deserves to be read alongside John Foot’s work, remarks, it is only bwsaglia a ‘play of false memory’ that the law continues to be referred to in Italy to this day as the ‘legge Basaglia’.

He is absolutely correct to highlight the difference between the titles of the Italian and English editions.