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Mental health care in crisis in South Africa

Melvyn Freeman

Mental health care in crisis in South Africa

by Melvyn Freeman

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Published by University of the Witwatersrand, Centre for the Study of Health Policy in Johannesburg .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (leaves 15-17).

StatementMelvyn Freeman.
SeriesPaper ;, no. 16, Paper (University of the Witwatersrand. Centre for the Study of Health Policy) ;, no. 11.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsMLCM 93/09308 (R)
The Physical Object
Pagination17 leaves ;
Number of Pages17
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1603168M
LC Control Number91139304

There are serious attempts at suicide in South Africa daily, while 23 people kill themselves. An expert explains why mental health issues need to be addressed especially in males. Abuse of. The proposal for national health insurance (NHI) is part of a welcome resurgence in public discourse about poverty, health and access to health services in South Africa. Despite certain areas of progress in the country since , disparities in wealth and health are among the widest in the world.

  The South African Human Rights Commission has released a report on the state of mental healthcare in South Africa. The report, based on an investigation prompted by the Life Esidimeni tragedy Author: Ayanda Mthethwa.   The aim of this study was to explore and describe the perceptions of professional nurses concerning barriers to care for people with mental illness in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. The study was based on a qualitative, explorative and descriptive design. Â A total of nine professional nurses working in primary, secondary and tertiary health care facilities were purposively by: 4.

Maternal Mental Health. Order the edition (ZAR) Order the edition (ZAR75) Simply give each participant one book, and form study groups for effective peer learning – no need for off-site training. used by thousands of health care workers in South Africa and beyond to improve their knowledge and skills. In South Africa, private and public health systems exist in parallel. The public system serves the vast majority of the population. In , South Africa spent % of GDP on health care, or US$ per that, approximately 42% was government expenditure. About 79% .


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