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Lessons from the past : historical perspectives of mental health in the Eastern Cape

dc.contributor.authorSukeri, Kiranen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorAlonso-Betancourt, Orlandoen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorEmsley, Robinen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-05T13:58:54Z
dc.date.available2016-07-05T13:58:54Z
dc.date.issued2014-07-30
dc.identifier.citationSukeri, K., Alonso-Betancourt, O. & Emsley, R. 2014. Lessons from the past: historical perspectives of mental health in the Eastern Cape. South African Journal of Psychiatry, 20(2):34-39, doi:10.7196/SAJP.568.
dc.identifier.issn2078-6786 (online)
dc.identifier.issn1608-9685 (print)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.7196/SAJP.568
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/99084
dc.descriptionCITATION: Sukeri, K., Alonso-Betancourt, O. & Emsley, R. 2014. Lessons from the past: historical perspectives of mental health in the Eastern Cape. South African Journal of Psychiatry, 20(2):34-39, doi:10.7196/SAJP.568.
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://www.sajp.org.za
dc.description.abstractThe development of mental health services in the Eastern Cape Province is inextricably entwined in South Africa’s colonial history and the racist policy of apartheid. Prior to the development of mental hospitals, mental health services were provided through a network of public and mission hospitals. This paper explores the development of early hospital and mental health services in the Eastern Cape from the time of the Cape Colony to the dissolution of apartheid in 1994, and highlights the influence of colonialism, race and legislation in the development of mental health services in this province. The objective is to provide a background of mental health services in order to identify the historical factors that have had an impact on the current shortcomings in the provision of public sector mental health services in the province. This information will assist in the future planning and development of a new service for the province without the stigma of the past. This research indicates that one lesson from the past should be the equitable distribution of resources for the provision of care for all that inhabit this province, as enshrined in South Africa’s constitution.en_ZA
dc.description.urihttp://www.sajp.org.za/index.php/sajp/article/view/568
dc.format.extent6 pages ; illustrations
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherAOSIS Publishing
dc.subjectMental health services -- Eastern Cape (South Africa) -- Historyen_ZA
dc.subjectPublic health -- Eastern Cape (South Africa)en_ZA
dc.titleLessons from the past : historical perspectives of mental health in the Eastern Capeen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's version
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dc.cibjournalrj201806


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