n South African Psychiatry Review - The Mental Health Care Act : challenges and opportunities : editorial

Volume 9, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1811-7805



Extracted from text ... South African Psychiatry Review ? February 2006 1 EDITORIAL S Afr Psychiatry Rev 2006;9:1-5 The Mental Health Care Act was promulgated in December 2004. Although this was not unexpected, the timing had certainly not been anticipated. Overnight the mental health care landscape was transformed. Not only had all of our professional designations been collapsed into a single entity of "mental health care practitioners", but our patients were now "users". One might say that this was purely semantics, still it was change and not change that one can recall ever having been canvassed about. But this was relatively minor. The ..

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