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Title: Mental health care in Lebanon: policy, plans and programmes
Authors: Chahine, L.M.
Chemali, Z.
Issue Date: 2009
Language: English
Abstract: Lebanon is a developing country marred by several years of civil war and continuing political, social and economic instability. It has no mental health policy or plan. Through literature reviews, surveillance of current mental health services and interviews with primary care physicians and officials at the Ministry of Public Health and World Health Organization, we identified several barriers to the optimal delivery of mental health services in Lebanon. These include government-, physician-, and patient-related factors. New initiatives are necessary at several levels, particularly in the primary care setting. These are outlined in light of the 2001 WHO recommendations on mental health services
Description: 1596-1612
Keywords: Primary Health Care
World Health Organization
Mental Disorders
Community Mental Health Services
Awareness
Health Promotion
Subject: Mental Health Services
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117802
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/1506/15_6_2009_1596_1612.pdf
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