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DO NOT DISTURB

A CRITICAL DISCUSSION OF THE DUTCH OUTPATIENT 
MENTAL HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATIONS
IN WORD AND IMAGE
with eighty cartoons
Pubisher: Belvédère,  1997 (text in Dutch)



Do Not Disturb is a critical reflection on the Dutch outpatient mental health centres, based on the critical professional literature as well as own observations of the author in those centers. 

The author discusses the bureaucracy and issues concerning the patient-therapist relationship such as careless psychiatric diagnoses and the therapists inclination to use his own preferred treatment methods at the expense of the patients needs.  She points out how the daily routine could change for the better. 

The book is interlaced with cartoons and passages from the world literature. 

The eighty cartoons were created by the author on the request of a management consultant as an intervention to bring about organizational changes.

In 2008 Saar Roelofs' book Who is crazy, actually? was published. The main theme in this book is the relationship between patient and therapist. 

 

 

 

 

 

       RECEPTION

     Saar Roelofs describes the mental health care on the basis of examples from the daily practice in a playful and humorous way.” (Dutch national tv, current affairs programme: Een Vandaag,)

    “A lively description of the routine in the out patient mental health care.”  (Womans Magazine: Opzij)

    "Criticism applying to all kinds of professional health care organizations. The book discusses in fact the arrogance and opportunism of therapists and organizations.'  
(Journal of Psychiatry)

    “An eye opener for anybody who works in the (mental) health care.”  (Modern Medicine)

    “A beautiful book, the eighty cartoons are a joy to watch.”(Social Psychiatry)

   "Very recognizable. Useful for people who want to know what to expect in the mental health care.” (Journal: Bulletin for Clients in the Mental Health Care)

    “A constructive book, required reading by anyone who is involved in the mental health care including financers and inspectors.” (The Amsterdam Patient Journal)
 

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