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n South African Psychiatry Review - Community placement and reintegration of service users from long-term mental health care facilities : original article

Volume 8, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1811-7805
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Abstract

<I>Objective:</I> To ascertain community placement and reintegration of service users from long-term mental health care facilities. <br><I>Method:</I> This study reviewed the progress during 2003 with the alternative placement of a selected candidate group of 27 service users in some of Lifecare's long-term mental health care facilities in Gauteng. <br><I>Results:</I> Despite a significant amount of time and effort to find alternative options with family, old age homes or other non-governmental organizations, only 9 (33%) were placed a year later. A longer follow-up period however is necessary to ascertain the actual successful outcome of these placements. <br><I>Conclusions:</I> Concerns exist about sufficient development of community-based services in accordance with the new Mental Health Care Act (Act No. 17 of 2002), parallel to hospital-based care.

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2005-08-01
2016-12-10

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