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Author: World Health Organization
Publisher: World Health Organization
Keywords: health, mental, advocacy
Number of Pages: 72
Published: 2003
ISBN-10: 9241545909
ISBN-13: 9789241545907

Mental health advocacy is a relatively new concept, developed with a view to reducing stigma and discrimination, and promoting the human rights of people with mental disorders. It consists of various actions aimed at changing the major structural and attitudinal barriers to achieving positive mental health outcomes in populations. This module draws attention to the importance of advocacy in mental health policy and service development. The roles of various mental health groups in advocacy are outlined. Practical steps are then recommended, indicating how ministries of health can support advoca
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Author: World Health Organization
Publisher: World Health Organization
Keywords: health, mental, training, resources, human
Number of Pages: 146
Published: 2005
ISBN-10: 924154659X
ISBN-13: 9789241546591

This module provides a comprehensive approach to human resources and training for mental health in countries. It includes guidance on the development of a human resource policy for mental health that provides a coherent framework for workforce development. It outlines a systematic method to determine the number of personnel and the mix of competencies required by a range of mental health services including general hospitals primary care and community settings. Also available: WHO Mental Health Policy and Service Guidance Package--14 modules Other modules included in the package: Improving Acce
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Author: World Health Organization
Publisher: World Health Organization
Keywords: health, mental, services, organization
Number of Pages: 74
Published: 2003-01-01
ISBN-10: 9241545925
ISBN-13: 9789241545921

Mental health services make it possible to deliver effective interventions. The way these services are organized has an important bearing on their effectiveness and the ultimate fulfilment of the aims and objectives of, national mental health policies. This module begins with a description and analysis of the current forms of mental health service organisation found around the world. The current status of service organisation is reviewed and recommendations are made for organising mental health services, based on an optimal mix of a variety of services. The main recommendations are to integrat
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Author: Ramya Sundararaman
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: infrastructure, primer, system, delivery, health, mental
Number of Pages: 22
Published: 2009-12
ISBN-10: 1437920101
ISBN-13: 9781437920109

Contents: (I) Introduction; (II) Background: Mental Illness in the United States; History of Mental Health Care Delivery in the United States; Advances in Mental Health Treatment; (III) Current Mental Health Care Delivery System: Providers and Settings; Financing Mental Health Care; Quality of Care; (IV) Issues and Options for Congress: Evidence-Based Practices; Access to Care; Financing Mental Health Care; Coordination of Care; Quality of Care; (V) Conclusion. Figures.
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Author: World Health Organization
Publisher: World Health Organization
Keywords: medicines, psychotropic, access, improving
Number of Pages: 76
Published: 2005
ISBN-10: 9241546417
ISBN-13: 9789241546416

This module provides practical guidance on how to improve access to psychotropic drugs and promote their effective use. Issues such as the rational selection of drugs, affordability, sustainable financing and the availability of reliable health and supply systems are discussed in order to demonstrate practical ways to promote access. A number of educational, managerial and regulatory strategies to promote the effective use of psychotropic medicines are also highlighted. Other modules included in the package: Child and Adolescent Mental Health Policies and Plans Mental Health Policy, Plans and
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Author: World Health Organization
Publisher: World Health Organization
Keywords: health, mental, nurses, atlas
Number of Pages: 77
Published: 2007
ISBN-10: 9241563451
ISBN-13: 9789241563451

Even though mental health nursing is a critical issue for most countries, there has been very little published information about mental health nursing. This new publication from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Council of Nurses (ICN) summarizes information on nurses and mental health collected from 172 countries around the world. The mental health nursing survey asked selected respondents within countries to report on nurses working in various mental health settings. The survey also collected information on the content and extent of both undergraduate and graduate lev
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Author: Julian Ford
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: corrections, screens, health, mental
Number of Pages: 24
Published: 2010-02
ISBN-10: 1437921256
ISBN-13: 9781437921250

Identifying entering inmatesż mental health needs when they first enter an institution is critical to providing necessary services and enhancing safety in corrections settings. The purpose of the two projects discussed in this report was to create and validate mental health screening instruments corrections staff can use during intake. The researchers created short questionnaires that accurately identify inmates who require mental health interventions. One mental health screen was found to be effective for men and is being adapted for women; the other has effective versions for both men and w
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