Continuity of Care of Outpatients with Schizophrenia in Pretoria (Report)
South African Journal of Psychiatry 2010, Oct, 16, 3
South African Journal of Psychiatry
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In keeping with international trends, South African health policy promotes de-institutionalisation and treating mental health as an integral part of primary health care. Because hospital stay is made as short as possible, more people entering the primary health care system. (2) When the necessary budgetary provisions are not made, the result is a lack of community resources that are essential for continuity of care for the mentally ill. (3) In addition, social workers and other mental health practitioners working in the community often find that outpatients with schizophrenia struggle to function effectively in the family unit and in the community. They find it difficult to adjust to their environment, and some may be disruptive and even suffer a dismal quality of life.
- Category: Health & Fitness
- Published: Oct 01, 2010
- Publisher: South African Medical Association
- Seller: The Gale Group, Inc.
- Print Length: 9 Pages
- Language: English