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Mental Health Systems Around the World

Shekhar Saxena, Judith K. Bass, Anita Everett, William W. Eaton, and Atieh Novin

in Public Mental Health

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195390445
eISBN:
9780199950416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390445.003.0016
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter gives an overview of the wide range in capacity and availability of mental health services around the globe. The first section discusses the concepts, definitions, measurement ... More


Promotion and prevention

Alisoun Milne

in Mental Health in Later Life: Taking a Life Course Approach

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447305729
eISBN:
9781447311904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447305729.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Mental health in later life is promoted and protected by a range of factors. Protective personal attributes include positive self-esteem, self-efficacy, resilience and mastery. The positive ... More


Structural stigma, institutional trust and the risk agenda in mental health policy

Joanne Warner

in Social Policy Review 19: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2007

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349415
eISBN:
9781447303466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349415.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter begins with a brief analysis of the ‘changing work paradigm’ in globalised economies and the evidence for the impact of this on mental health outcomes, particularly in terms of those who ... More


Demography, topography and mental health problems in later life

Alisoun Milne

in Mental Health in Later Life: Taking a Life Course Approach

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447305729
eISBN:
9781447311904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447305729.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Chapter 1 offers an overview of the UK’s socio-demographic and policy context. The UK has an ageing population that is increasingly diverse and heterogenous. Whilst for many older people health ... More


Seeing knowledge in mental health in Scotland

Jennifer Smith-Merry

in Knowledge in policy: Embodied, inscribed, enacted

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781447309987
eISBN:
9781447310020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447309987.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Almost all policy studies must begin by describing the domain with which they are concerned. This chapter applies the ‘embodied, inscribed, enacted’ heuristic to mental health in Scotland, showing ... More


Introduction

Anne E. Parsons

in From Asylum to Prison: Deinstitutionalization and the Rise of Mass Incarceration after 1945

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469640631
eISBN:
9781469640655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640631.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The introduction reviews the relevant histories of prisons, mental health policy, and the social welfare state. It highlights how recent scholarship has not connected the history of mental hospitals ... More


Women’s Rights, Human Rights, and the State: Reconfiguring Gender and Mental Health Concerns in India

Anubha Sood

in Gendering Mental Health: Knowledges, Identities, and Institutions

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199453535
eISBN:
9780199085408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199453535.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter addresses the paradoxes that the state is caught in, offering ‘modern’ care through the mental hospitals, with their obsolete designs, while phasing out indigenous healing systems. It ... More


Knowledge work: organising mental health care networks in Belgium

Sophie Thunus, Gaëtan Cerfontaine, and Frédéric Schoenaers

in Knowledge in policy: Embodied, inscribed, enacted

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781447309987
eISBN:
9781447310020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447309987.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

In 2007, a series of pilots of new forms of local service delivery in mental health care began in Belgium, called the ‘Therapeutic Projects'. This chapter describes the ‘Horizontal Consultation’ ... More


‘Mere oblivion’:: The fate of the institution and the advent of 113 community care

Ian Butler and Mark Drakeford

in Scandal, social policy and social welfare: 2nd, Rev. Ed

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347466
eISBN:
9781447303312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347466.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

The Ely Hospital scandal marks a historic moment in Britain, ushering in an avalanche of scandal in mental-health institutions that was to last for nearly fifteen years. This chapter traces the ... More


The Philosophy of Psychiatry: A Companion

Jennifer Radden (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195149531
eISBN:
9780199870943
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149531.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This book explores the inter-disciplinary field of the philosophy of psychiatry. The contributors define this exciting field and highlight the philosophical assumptions and issues that underlie ... More


Madness versus Badness: The Ethical Tension between the Recovery Movement and Forensic Psychiatry

Claire L. Pouncey and Jonathan M. Lukens

in Applied Ethics in Mental Health Care: An Interdisciplinary Reader

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019682
eISBN:
9780262317245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019682.003.0017
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

The mental health recovery movement promotes patient self-determination and opposes coercive psychiatric treatment. While it has made great strides towards these ends, its rhetoric impairs its ... More


Epilogue

Anne E. Parsons

in From Asylum to Prison: Deinstitutionalization and the Rise of Mass Incarceration after 1945

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469640631
eISBN:
9781469640655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640631.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The epilogue reflects on the contemporary crisis of mass incarceration in the United States, which has particularly affected people with mental health conditions and substance abuse disorders. It ... More


Community development with Chinese mental health service users in the UK

Lynn Tang

in Community Organising Against Racism: Race', Ethnicity and Community Development

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447333746
eISBN:
9781447333791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447333746.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

This chapter focuses on Chinese mental health service users in the UK and aims to illustrate how structural inequalities shape their recovery journeys. It starts with a discussion of the Recovery ... More


Justice in Erwadi: A Case Study

Bhargavi Davar

in The Law of Possession: Ritual, Healing, and the Secular State

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190275747
eISBN:
9780190275778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190275747.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

In August 2001, twenty‐five people described as “mentally ill” and kept confined in a thatched hut near a Sufi healing shrine, perished in a fire in Erwardi, Tamil Nadu. The tragedy resulted in ... More


Gendering Mental Health: Knowledges, Identities, and Institutions

Bhargavi V. Davar and T. K. Sundari Ravindran (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199453535
eISBN:
9780199085408
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199453535.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Steeped in archaic and narrow colonial attitudes towards people of ‘unsound mind’, the discourse on mental health in India, as also the public apparatus dealing with it, are rigid, exclusionary and ... More


Ethical Considerations of Multiple Roles in Forensic Services

Robert Henley Woody

in Applied Ethics in Mental Health Care: An Interdisciplinary Reader

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019682
eISBN:
9780262317245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019682.003.0018
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

Attorneys increasingly rely on the services of mental health practitioners. Although some practitioners lack training, the promise of professional rewards lead some to accept opportunities with ... More


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