Decentralisation of mental health care - Start of the de-hospitalisation process Cover Image

Децентрализација на здравствената заштита во делот на менталното здравје – отпочнување на процесот на дехоспитализација
Decentralisation of mental health care - Start of the de-hospitalisation process

Author(s): Ivan Trajkov
Subject(s): Cognitive Psychology, Neuropsychology, Social development, Health and medicine and law
Published by: Филозофскиот факултет во Скопје - Фридрих Еберт Фондација канцеларија Скопје
Keywords: health care; mental health; decentralisation; de-hospitalisation;

Summary/Abstract: Facing the problems and all the negative sides of the centralised mental health system developed an opportunity for a big change and real reforms in this area such as decentralisation of the health care- taking the patients out, in their natural environment and continuing with the treatment there. The process of de-hospitalisation puts an accent on the reintegration of the patients, their transformation from patients into users of mental health care services and their reintegration in the society. The main goal behind the de-hospitalisation is to secure a complete social inclusion of the patient through: continuous improvement of the legislation, education of the administration, overcoming prejudice, setting up centres for mental health care within the communities.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 5
  • Page Range: 457-467
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Macedonian