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Ministry of Health holds workshop to facilitate the integration of mental health services into the Primary Health Care Services.

first_imgHealthLifestyleLocalNews Ministry of Health holds workshop to facilitate the integration of mental health services into the Primary Health Care Services. by: – July 4, 2011 Photo credit: stopform.comThe Ministry of Health in collaboration with the University of the West Indies, the Pan American Health Organisation and Mc Gill University of Canada will convene a two- day workshop on Integrating Mental Health Services into Primary Health Care Services in Dominica. The workshop will run from Tuesday July 05 to Wednesday July 06, 20011 at the Public Service Training Centre.The main objective of the workshop is to improve the abilities of Primary Health Care (PHC) physicians to care for patients with mental health problems that could be managed by non-specialized Primary Health Care servicesThe health professionals will be trained:I. To implement the concept of ‘wholeness’ of care i.e. managing patients’ physical and mental health needs simultaneously, as a means of lowering barriers to mental health care in Primary Health care.II. To evaluate the actual and desired mechanisms for mental health consultations, referrals and support, which PHC physicians would access, while simultaneously defining better those mental health problems that could be management within PHC settings andIII. To aid in the establishment of appropriate lines of consultation, supervision, referral and support between primary and secondary care settings for mental health problemsThe workshop will be facilitated by Psychiatrist Consultant Dr. Griffin Benjamin and Drs’ Aileen Standard Goldson and Dr Wendel Abel of the University of the West Indies.Press ReleaseMinistry of Health Promotion Resource Centre Share Share Sharing is caring!center_img Tweet Share 17 Views   no discussionslast_img

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