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Global Mental Health : Principles and Practice

di Patel - Minas - Cohen - Prince  • 2013  • dettagli prodotto

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Global health is an area for study, research and practice that places a priority on improving health and achieving equity in health for all people worldwide. Global mental health is the application of these principles to the domain of mental ill-health. The most striking inequity is that concerning the disparities in provision of care and respect for human rights of people living with mental health problems (MHP) between rich and poor countries. Low and middle income countries (LMIC) are home to over 80% of the global population, but command less than 20% of the share of the mental health resources. The consequent 'treatment gap' is in itself a contravention of basic human rights. Even where treatment is provided, far too often this falls far below minimum acceptable standards. Failure to provide basic necessities such as adequate nourishment, clothing, shelter, comfort and privacy, unauthorized and unmonitored detention, shackling and chaining are all well documented abuses, described recently as a 'failure of humanity'.

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ISBN: 9780199920181

Titolo: Global Mental Health : Principles and Practice

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Editore: Oxford University Press

Volume: Unico

Edizione: 2013

Lingua: Inglese

Finitura: Copertina flessibile

Misure: 15x23 cm

Pagine: 480