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Providing quality mental health nursing in primary health care settings in Kenya : A discussion paper.

Marangu, Elijah, Karani, Anna, Sands, Natisha and Elsom, Stephen 2011, Providing quality mental health nursing in primary health care settings in Kenya : A discussion paper., in Proceedings of the 12th Victorian Collaborative Conference, 2011, The University of Melbourne : Centre for Psychiatric Nursing, Melbourne, Vic, pp. 1-21.

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Title Providing quality mental health nursing in primary health care settings in Kenya : A discussion paper.
Author(s) Marangu, Elijah
Karani, Anna
Sands, Natisha
Elsom, Stephen
Conference name Victorian Collaborative Psychiatric Nursing. Conference (12th : 2011 : Melbourne, Vic.)
Conference location Melbourne, Vic.
Conference dates 11-12 Aug. 2011
Title of proceedings Proceedings of the 12th Victorian Collaborative Conference, 2011
Editor(s) [unknown]
Publication date 2011
Conference series Victorian Collaborative Psychiatric Nursing Conference
Start page 1
End page 21
Total pages 21
Publisher The University of Melbourne : Centre for Psychiatric Nursing
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic
Keyword(s) Kenya
primary health care
psychiatry
mental health
Summary Kenya, a country of 38 million people in East Africa has about 75 Psychiatrists and 500 Psychiatric Nurses, the majority work in the private sector and mainly in urban areas. Mental illness is common in Kenya, however, specialist services are sparse and primary care struggles to cope, and this has been worsened by general health programs which have been slow to appreciate the significance of mental health. The World Health Organisation recommends that provision of good quality mental health care does not only involve increasing the number of health workers but changing the skill mix and developing new competencies among existing workers. Successful implementation of mental, neurological and substance abuse disorder services in Kenya will depend on nurses, who constitute majority of the workforce located in provinces, districts and community clinics.

This discussion paper will address s key workforce issues affecting the up-scaling of mental health services, and the delivery of quality mental health nursing care in primary health care settings in Kenya. Strategies to develop skills and competencies of new and existing personnel will be discussed.

Language eng
Field of Research 111005 Mental Health Nursing
Socio Economic Objective 920410 Mental Health
HERDC Research category EN.1 Other conference paper
Copyright notice ©2011, The University of Melbourne : Centre for Psychiatric Nursing
Free to Read? Yes
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30050784

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