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[afro-nets] Online Discussion Forum: Mental Health
- From: "Megan O'Brien" <email@example.com>
- Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2007 11:19:49 -0400
Nurses for Mental Health
How can we overcome the challenges and build on successes to provide effective mental health care in resource poor settings?
On-line Discussion Forum
11 September - 25 September 2007
Register for free at: http://my.ibpinitiative.org/public/mentalhealth/ <https://mail.jhsph.edu/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://my.ibpinitiative.org/public/mentalhealth/>
The objective of this on-line discussion forum is to bring together health care professionals, policy-makers, non-governmental organizations and researchers interested in mental health services. The two weeks of discussion shall cover identifying the key problems which have created a disparity in the quality of mental health care in low and middle income countries, sharing information and personal experience, and proposing ideas for innovative solutions. Additional controversial topics such as the roles and responsibilities of nurses in relation to other health professionals and the right for nurses to practice independently and to prescribe psychotropic medications will also be discussed.
These discussions will be led by a team of experts including Thomas Barrett, Senior Mental Health Consultant, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, WHO; Tesfamicael Ghebrehiwet, Consultant, Nursing & Health Policy, International Council of Nurses; Margaret Grigg, Senior Nurse Advisor Mental Health Branch, Department of Human Services, Melbourne, Australia; Shekhar Saxena, Coordinator Mental Health: Evidence and Research, WHO and Jean Yan, Chief Scientist for Nursing and Midwifery, WHO.
This online discussion is sponsored by the WHO Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse (WHO/MSD) in collaboration with International Council of Nurses (ICN), and the WHO Department of Human Resources of Health (WHO/HRH), with support from partners of the Implementing Best Practices (IBP) Initiative.
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health