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The development of mental health care in Guangzhou, China
SSM - Mental Health ; 3 (no pagination), 2023.
Article in English | EMBASE | ID: covidwho-2298738
ABSTRACT
As an upper-middle-income country, China has a vast territory, a large population and substantial variations in the nature of mental health service provision. Guangzhou, one of the five biggest cities in China, is considered as indicative of the current development of mental health services in a more economically developed part of China. In this paper, we first introduce mental health services in Guangzhou and their historical development from the rising development of mental health care (1949 to the mid-1960s), the stagnant development period of the psychiatric hospitals (1966-1976), the rapid development period of the psychiatric hospitals (1978 to the 1990s), to the integrated development period of community mental health care (2000-2020). This historical trajectory partly reflects the development of mental health services across China. Second, from the public health perspective, we introduce the current mental health care delivery system and resources in Guangzhou, including the psychiatric specialist hospitals, psychiatric units of general hospitals, and community mental health care. Third, based on the current mental health service system, we highlight community mental health care in Guangzhou. We will describe these elements of the mental health system under the following headings organizational setup, management, and services. We also explore the design of community mental health service models and the challenges in the post-covid-19 era. Finally, we provide considerations and recommendations for mental health service delivery in Guangzhou in the future.Copyright © 2023 The Authors
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Full text: Available Collection: Databases of international organizations Database: EMBASE Language: English Journal: SSM - Mental Health Year: 2023 Document Type: Article