Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of mental health act

In addition to reporting our findings we describe and analyse deficiencies and strengths of the Ghana mental health system. Mentally ill patients are sometimes mistakenly processed through the criminal justice system rather than the mental health system.

Although the traditional buildings instituted for the care of the mentally afflicted have gone, misconceptions about provision and anecdotes about incarceration continue to haunt the community.

Disadvantage of mental health

Strategies for quality improvement and accountability need to be adapted, developed, and applied routinely in mental health settings. Interviews were undertaken with the aforementioned respondents. Detained patients should be offered counselling in post-discharge follow-ups and should be given satisfactory explanation of the circumstances for formal admission. A mental health policy, plan and legislation were in place. Some patients are faced with having to buy their own medicines when government supplies run short. Involuntary psychiatric drug treatment is bound to be less effective than voluntary treatment. The purpose of this systematic review was to summarize and assess evidence on the effectiveness of MHBL in improving MH and related outcomes. Thematic analysis [1] of the data was conducted for strengths and weaknesses independently, then overarching themes were identified by combining these analyses. Based on World Bank criteria, Ghana is a lower middle income country [ 7 ]. Is it not justifiable to argue that even if a few mentally ill patients are underdiagnosed and not subjected to psychiatric admission, someone whom we would regard as normal should not be detained in a psychiatric hospital against their will? Severe mental illness e. Abstract Context Health insurance benefits for mental health services typically have paid less than benefits for physical health services, resulting in potential underutilization or financial burden for people with mental health conditions. These initiatives reward providers for outcomes improvement and are also increasingly becoming used in mental health care 90 , On average, patients spent two hundred and thirty nine days attending the day treatment unit. A much greater expectancy for workforce training in and capacity for quality improvement is essential.

Article 8 is violated only if patients can prove the treatment given is more harmful than the claimed therapeutic benefits, yet the clinician can administer the treatment if he thinks it is therapeutically necessary.

Abstract Context Health insurance benefits for mental health services typically have paid less than benefits for physical health services, resulting in potential underutilization or financial burden for people with mental health conditions.

Conclusions The main strength of the mental health system was the presence of a long established service with staff working across the country in outpatients departments and hospitals.

what are some of the strengths and weaknesses of the current mental health system

Despite some incentives to implement electronic health records e. To fulfil these requirements while implementing the Mental Health Acts, a psychiatrist needs the skills of a physician, lawyer, judge, detective, social worker and philosopher.

Psychiatric strengths and weaknesses

The right to change ourselves and be assertive people. Data about the numbers of members in these associations could not be obtained. The literacy rate was The difficulty of defining normalcy is notorious: it is easier to detect psychiatric symptoms than to describe normal behaviour. Table 1 Mental health quality measures: key examples Description Examples Structure Are adequate personnel, training, facilities, quality improvement infrastructure, information technologies, and policies available for providing care? Detained psychotic patients are less aware of their environment because of the preoccupation with their symptoms. The right to know about something and not to understand. As for other medical doctors not specialized in mental health, 20 worked in outpatient facilities, 5 worked in community-based psychiatric inpatient units and 5 worked in mental health hospitals. Abstract Context Health insurance benefits for mental health services typically have paid less than benefits for physical health services, resulting in potential underutilization or financial burden for people with mental health conditions. Compulsory treatment helps to prevent further deterioration of mental health 4. We cannot improve what we cannot measure.
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Measuring and improving the quality of mental health care: a global perspective