Mental health and substance abuse as non – communicable diseases (NCDs) Essential Interventions in Primary Health Care (WHO PEN)

Miloseva, Lence (2018) Mental health and substance abuse as non – communicable diseases (NCDs) Essential Interventions in Primary Health Care (WHO PEN). In: Fact finding mission for non – communicable diseases (NCDs) Essential Interventions in Primary Health Care (WHO PEN) , 18 December, 2018, Hotel Aleksandar Palace, Skopje, Macedonia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

As a National coordinator for mental health and substance abuse during introductory meeting and briefing at Fact finding mission for non – communicable diseases (NCDs) Essential Interventions in Primary Health Care (WHO PEN), I discussed about the importance of the implementation of policy of mental health and substance abuse in primary health care policy. According to WHO`s recommendation: „Policy and plans need to incorporate primary care for mental health. Advocacy is required to shift attitudes and behavior. Adequate training of primary workers is required and primary care tasks must be limited and feasible. Specialist mental health professionals and facility must be available to support primary care. Patients must have access to essential psychotropic medications in primary care. Collaboration with GO, NGO, mental and non mental health organizations, with community, volunteers etc. is also very important. A mental health service coordinator is crucial. Integration is a process, not an event“.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Subjects: Medical and Health Sciences > Clinical medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Lence Miloseva
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2019 08:51
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2019 08:51
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/21281

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