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Setting priorities for mental health care in Nepal : a formative study

dc.contributor.authorJordans, Mark J. D.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorLuitel, Nagendra P.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorTomlinson, Marken_ZA
dc.contributor.authorKomproe, Ivan H.en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2014-09-17T08:24:01Z
dc.date.available2014-09-17T08:24:01Z
dc.date.issued2013-12-05
dc.identifier.citationJordans, M. J. D., et al. 2013. Setting priorities for mental health care in Nepal : a formative study. BMC Psychiatry, 13:332, doi:10.1186/1471-244X-13-332
dc.identifier.issn1471-244X (Online)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.1186/1471-244X-13-332
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/95580
dc.descriptionCITATION: Jordans, M. J. D., et al. 2013. Setting priorities for mental health care in Nepal : a formative study. BMC Psychiatry, 13:332, doi:10.1186/1471-244X-13-332.
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://bmcpsychiatry.biomedcentral.com
dc.description.abstractBackground: There is an urgent need to address the massive treatment gap for mental health problems, especially in low income settings. Packages of care integrated in routine primary health care are posited as a strategy to scale-up mental health care, yet more needs to be known about the most feasible and effective way to go about this. Methods: The study follows a combined methods design that includes engaging an expert panel in a priority setting exercise, running workshops to develop a Theory of Change and conducting in-depth qualitative interviews and focus group discussions with key stakeholders. The results of each research step were taken forward to inform the subsequent one. Results: There was strong endorsement for a system of care that encompasses both the perspectives of health facility and the community. Issues related to increasing access and demand, guaranteeing a sustainable supply of psychotropic medicine, adequate human resourcing, and ensuring positive family involvement came up as priority areas of attention. Conclusion: The study underlines many of the known barriers in developing mental health services. At the same time it provides a distinct pathway and concrete recommendations for overcoming these challenges in Nepal.en_ZA
dc.description.abstractAFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: Geen opsomming beskikbaaraf_ZA
dc.format.extent8 pagesen_ZA
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherBioMed Centralen_ZA
dc.subjectMental health careen_ZA
dc.subjectMental health care -- Researchen_ZA
dc.subjectMental health policy -- Nepalen_ZA
dc.titleSetting priorities for mental health care in Nepal : a formative studyen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.date.updated2014-04-05T15:20:02Z
dc.description.versionPublisher's version
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