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The Resource Jimmy Quinn, Richard VanDeWeghe

Jimmy Quinn, Richard VanDeWeghe

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Jimmy Quinn
Title
Jimmy Quinn
Statement of responsibility
Richard VanDeWeghe
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the 1950s, in a small town in northern Michigan, a state mental hospital recognized for its humane patient care is increasingly threatened by a mysterious collusion of local antipathy and state politics. What begins as chronic vandalism soon spirals to physical assault. Struggling to make sense of the mysterious events, psychology intern Henry Merchartt wrestles with his evolving ethical beliefs about how society should treat mental patients with dignity and respect. He navigates the complex world of the hospital, patients and staff, and the local community, as tension builds. In the process, he develops a brotherly bond with Jimmy Quinn, a patient whose work at the asylum illuminates for Henry the critical dignity that accompanies humanistic patient care. Henry's moral indignation mounts as Jimmy falls victim to the growing threat to patient participation in work and farm programs. Henry puts his professional and personal life in jeopardy, as he is propelled from being a closet social critic to taking dramatic, covert, and illegal actions for Jimmy's sake. An unforgettable story of fraternal love and human compassion, Jimmy Quinn weaves together two narrative arcs. One is the hospital's unfortunate loss of its celebrated "work is therapy" approach to patient care. The other is the development of Henry's moral courage, as he chronicles it with the voice of a skilled reporter
Cataloging source
YDX
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VanDeWeghe, Richard
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Traverse City State Hospital series
Series volume
Book one
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  • Traverse City State Hospital (Mich.)
  • Psychiatric hospitals
  • Mentally ill
  • Vandalism
Label
Jimmy Quinn, Richard VanDeWeghe
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky295711692
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
394 pages
Isbn
9781947309296
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
jtv 08/19
Label
Jimmy Quinn, Richard VanDeWeghe
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky295711692
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
394 pages
Isbn
9781947309296
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
jtv 08/19

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