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Title: WPA guidance on steps, obstacles and mistakes to avoid in the implementation of community mental health care
Authors: Thornicroft, Graham
Alem, Atalay
Dos Santos, Renato Antunes [UNIFESP]
Barley, Elizabeth
Drake, Robert E.
Gregorio, Guilherme [UNIFESP]
Hanlon, Charlotte
Ito, Hiroto
Latimer, Eric
Law, Ann
Mari, Jair [UNIFESP]
McGeorge, Peter
Padmavati, Ramachandran
Razzouk, Denise [UNIFESP]
Semrau, Maya
Setoya, Yutaro
Thara, Rangaswamy
Wondimagegn, Dawit
Kings Coll London
Univ Addis Ababa
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Dartmouth Psychiat Res Ctr
Natl Ctr Neurol & Psychiat
Douglas Mental Hlth Univ Inst
McGill Univ
New Zealand Mental Hlth Commiss
Schizophrenia Res Fdn SCARF
Keywords: Community mental health care
balanced care model
mental health services
human rights
community awareness
human resources
psychiatrists
training
quality assurance
Issue Date: 1-Jun-2010
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
Citation: World Psychiatry. Milano: Elsevier Masson, v. 9, n. 2, p. 67-77, 2010.
Abstract: This paper provides guidance on the steps, obstacles and mistakes to avoid in the implementation of community mental health care. The document is intended to be of practical use and interest to psychiatrists worldwide regarding the development of community mental health care for adults with mental illness. The main recommendations are presented in relation to: the need for coordinated policies, plans and programmes, the requirement to scale up services for whole populations, the importance of promoting community awareness about mental illness to increase levels of help-seeking, the need to establish effective financial and budgetary provisions to directly support services provided in the community. The paper concludes by setting out a series of lessons learned from the accumulated practice of community mental health care to date worldwide, with a particular focus on the social and governmental measures that are required at the national level, the key steps to take in the organization of the local mental health system, lessons learned by professionals and practitioners, and how to most effectively harness the experience of users, families, and other advocates.
URI: http://repositorio.unifesp.br/11600/45747
ISSN: 1723-8617
Other Identifiers: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/j.2051-5545.2010.tb00276.x
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