JCAH standards: Hastening 1984?

Michael O'Boyle

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debatepeer-review


Comments on A. R. Fiester's examples of the terminology found in the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals (JCAH) Community Mental Health Center manual. The new usages tend to substitute euphemisms for clear language, making ideas harder to express. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)722
Number of pages1
JournalAmerican Psychologist
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1979
Externally publishedYes


  • Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals' standards for accreditation of community mental health service programs, commentary

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology


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