The mental health country profile: Background, design and use of a systematic method of appraisal

Jenkins, Rachel, Gulbinat, Walter, Manderscheid, Ron, Baingana, Florence, Whiteford, Harvey, Khandelwal, Sudhir, Minoletti, Albeto, Mubbashar, Malik H., Murthy, R. Srinivasa, Deva, M. Parameshvara, Mak, F. Leih, Baba, Aliko, Townsend, Clare, Harrison, Mac and Mohit, Ahmed (2004) The mental health country profile: Background, design and use of a systematic method of appraisal. International Review of Psychiatry, 16 1-2: 31-47. doi:10.1080/09540260310001635087

Author Jenkins, Rachel
Gulbinat, Walter
Manderscheid, Ron
Baingana, Florence
Whiteford, Harvey
Khandelwal, Sudhir
Minoletti, Albeto
Mubbashar, Malik H.
Murthy, R. Srinivasa
Deva, M. Parameshvara
Mak, F. Leih
Baba, Aliko
Townsend, Clare
Harrison, Mac
Mohit, Ahmed
Title The mental health country profile: Background, design and use of a systematic method of appraisal
Journal name International Review of Psychiatry   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0954-0261
Publication date 2004
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/09540260310001635087
Volume 16
Issue 1-2
Start page 31
End page 47
Total pages 17
Editor C. G. Lyketsos
D. Bhugra
Place of publication Abingdon, U.K.
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Subject C1
321204 Mental Health
730308 Health policy economic outcomes
1103 Clinical Sciences
1117 Public Health and Health Services
Abstract This article describes the construction and use of a systematic structured method of mental health country situation appraisal, in order to help meet the need for conceptual tools to assist planners and policy makers develop and audit policy and implementation strategies. The tool encompasses the key domains of context, needs, resources, provisions and outcomes, and provides a framework for synthesizing key qualitative and quantitative information, flagging up gaps in knowledge, and for reviewing existing policies. It serves as an enabling tool to alert and inform policy makers, professionals and other key stakeholders about important issues which need to be considered in mental health policy development. It provides detailed country specific information in a systematic format, to facilitate global sharing of experiences of mental health reform and strategies between policy makers and other stakeholders. Lastly, it is designed to be a capacity building tool for local stakeholders to enhance situation appraisal, and multisectorial policy development and implementation.
Keyword Rapid Assessment
Needs Assessment
Q-Index Code C1

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