Integrating services, marginalizing patients: psychiatric patients and primary health care in South Africa

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dc.date.accessioned 2003-07-18 en
dc.date.accessioned 2022-08-17T12:01:49Z
dc.date.available 2022-08-17T12:01:49Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/8699
dc.description.abstract In keeping with international trends, South African health policy is moving towards comprehensive primary health care, with mental health care offered as integral to this service. This move is consonant with other moves towards integration in a formerly divided country. We consider some ideological bases for the move towards integration and the consequences for psychiatric patients. We show how the specialist terrain of the mental health nurse has been recast as focusing primarily on violence, substance abuse and HIV/AIDS rather than on psychiatric care. Using case material to illustrate our argument we suggest that integrating mental health care into primary health care system may have unintended negative consequences for patients. The argument has implications for services in other poorly resourced and post conflict societies. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject MENTAL HEALTH en
dc.subject PSYCHIATRIC TREATMENT en
dc.subject MARGINALISED COMMUNITIES en
dc.subject INTEGRATION en
dc.subject PRIMARY HEALTH CARE en
dc.subject PSYCHIATRY en
dc.subject PSYCHIATRIC INSTITUTIONS en
dc.title Integrating services, marginalizing patients: psychiatric patients and primary health care in South Africa en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.Volume 39(2) en
dc.BudgetYear 2002/03 en
dc.ResearchGroup Child, Youth and Family Development en
dc.SourceTitle Transcultural Psychiatry en
dc.ArchiveNumber 2162 en
dc.PageNumber 155-172 en
dc.outputnumber 328 en
dc.bibliographictitle Swartz, L.P. & MacGregor, H. (2002) Integrating services, marginalizing patients: psychiatric patients and primary health care in South Africa. Transcultural Psychiatry. 39(2):155-172. http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/8699 en
dc.publicationyear 2002 en
dc.contributor.author1 Swartz, L.P. en
dc.contributor.author2 MacGregor, H. en


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