Decentralising mental healthcare

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2010
TITLE AUTHOR(S): I.Petersen, A.Bhana
KEYWORDS: HIV/AIDS, MENTAL HEALTH, POVERTY, TRAUMA
Web link: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/March-2010/mental-healthcare
Intranet: HSRC Library: shelf number 6295

If you would like to obtain a copy of this Research Output, please contact Hanlie Baudin at researchoutputs@hsrc.ac.za.

Abstract

South Africans suffer from mental trauma because of their experiences under apartheid and their continuing struggles with poverty and HIV and AIDS. There is a serious need for mental healthcare. INGE PETERSEN and ARVIN BHANA look at policy that has focused on decentralising and integrating mental health services into district primary healthcare, but say more focused investment is necessary.