Journal article

Improving collaboration between primary care and mental health services

Nick Kates, Bruce Arroll, Elizabeth Currie, Charlotte Hanlon, Linda Gask, Henrikje Klasen, Graham Meadows, Godfrey Rukundo, Nadiya Sunderji, Torleif Ruud, Mark Williams

WORLD JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL PSYCHIATRY | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

Objective: Previous guidelines and planning documents have identified the key role primary care providers play in delivering mental health care, including the recommendation from the WHO that meeting the mental health needs of the population in many low and middle income countries will only be achieved through greater integration of mental health services within general medical settings. This position paper aims to build upon this work and present a global framework for enhancing mental health care delivered within primary care.Methods: This paper synthesizes previous guidelines, empirical data from the literature and experiences of the authors in varied clinical settings to identify core pr..

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