The Mad House

Bellevue: Three centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America’s Most Storied Hospital

David Oshinsky

ISBN-10: 0385523363 | ISBN-13: 978-0385523363

  • Read Chapter 12: The Mad House
  • Read Chapter 15: The Shocking Truth
  • Read Chapter 18: Rock Bottom
  • Watch: Bellevue: Inside-Out (Links to an external site.)


Write a 1000-word essay based on the treatment of the mentally ill at Bellevue

Does the treatment of the mentally ill at Bellevue exemplify a ‘patients first’ culture?

To receive full credit, all of the resource material that were assigned this week must be referenced.; for this assignment, that is three chapters in our text, one documentary video, and the Scaife article from week-2.

APA Format – Use the heading format in the syllabus; No title page, no abstract, Times Roman font (12 pt), 2.0 spaced, APA format reference page (Double-spaced with ‘hanging’ format).

  • Midterm Essay

Learning Outcomes

Students will have mastered the material in the module when they can:

  • Describe the conditions under which the mentally ill were treated over the course of years.
  • Describe what innovations in psychiatric treatment were brought to Bellevue, discarded, and brought back.
  • Describe the risks mentally ill patients pose to themselves and others.
  • Describe how Bellevue changed after the horrific events of 1988.

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