1887

oa Central African Journal of Medicine - The development of community care in psychiatry

Volume 29, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0008-9176

 

Abstract

The theoretical considerations underlying the transfer of psychiatric care from the mental hospital to the community are discussed. The principal provisions of the British programme are set out, viz. 1. The establishment of acute psychiatric units in District General Hospitals. 2. The construction of hostels and day care centres by local authorities. 3. The provision of a substantial increase in personnel. 4. The gradual rundown of the large mental hospitals. Some of the difficulties encountered in each of these 4 areas are enumerated. The relevance of these problems to Zimbabwe is discussed and two local developments, viz. the establishment of psychiatric follow-up services and the opening of a rehabilitation unit are descriptionbed.

Loading full text...

Full text loading...

Loading

Article metrics loading...

/content/CAJM/29/1/AJA00089176_2143
1983-01-01
2019-12-05

This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error