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Evidence, policies and practices: continuities and discontinuities in mental health promotion in a developing country

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dc.date.accessioned 2004-03-01 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-20T11:38:27Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-20T11:38:27Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/8179
dc.description.abstract The relationship between research evidence, policy and implementation is complex throughout the world, but where resources are scarce (especially in developing countries) there is a need to ensure rational implementation. With reference to a study on which we work, we show how the simple act of conducting research where resources are lacking affects implementability. We discuss five key issues with which researchers must engage is they wish to affect policy and implementation: evidence is not the only criterion by which implementation decisions are made, implementation decisions are often political rather than health-oriented in the narrow sense, there is often a difference in time scale between research enterprises and policy implementation, moving from research to the "real world" requires engagement with existing organisational systems, and we need to be able to tell the difference between changes in rhetoric and changes in the real world. The broad international context of funding and the scientific community also affect how researchers work in developing countries. We suggest that engagement with these apparently "non-scientific" concerns is essential to the work of researchers. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject EVIDENCE en
dc.subject HEALTH SERVICES en
dc.subject MENTAL HEALTH en
dc.subject POLICY FORMULATION en
dc.title Evidence, policies and practices: continuities and discontinuities in mental health promotion in a developing country en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.Volume 6(1) en
dc.BudgetYear 2003/04 en
dc.ResearchGroup Child, Youth and Family Development en
dc.SourceTitle International Journal of Mental Health Promotion en
dc.ArchiveNumber 2432 en
dc.PageNumber 33-38 en
dc.outputnumber 918 en
dc.bibliographictitle Swartz, L., Tomlinson, M. & Landman, M. (2004) Evidence, policies and practices: continuities and discontinuities in mental health promotion in a developing country. <i>International Journal of Mental Health Promotion</i>. 6(1):33-38. en
dc.publicationyear 2004 en
dc.contributor.author1 Swartz, L. en
dc.contributor.author2 Tomlinson, M. en
dc.contributor.author3 Landman, M. en


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