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Partnerships in mental healthcare service delivery in low-resource settings: developing an innovative network in rural Nepal

Overview of attention for article published in Globalization and Health, January 2017
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Title
Partnerships in mental healthcare service delivery in low-resource settings: developing an innovative network in rural Nepal
Published in
Globalization and Health, January 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12992-016-0226-0
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Authors

Bibhav Acharya, Duncan Maru, Ryan Schwarz, David Citrin, Jasmine Tenpa, Soniya Hirachan, Madhur Basnet, Poshan Thapa, Sikhar Swar, Scott Halliday, Brandon Kohrt, Nagendra P. Luitel, Erick Hung, Bikash Gauchan, Rajeev Pokharel, Maria Ekstrand

Abstract

Mental illnesses are the largest contributors to the global burden of non-communicable diseases. However, there is extremely limited access to high quality, culturally-sensitive, and contextually-appropriate mental healthcare services. This situation persists despite the availability of interventions with proven efficacy to improve patient outcomes. A partnerships network is necessary for successful program adaptation and implementation. We describe our partnerships network as a case example that addresses challenges in delivering mental healthcare and which can serve as a model for similar settings. Our perspectives are informed from integrating mental healthcare services within a rural public hospital in Nepal. Our approach includes training and supervising generalist health workers by off-site psychiatrists. This is made possible by complementing the strengths and weaknesses of the various groups involved: the public sector, a non-profit organization that provides general healthcare services and one that specializes in mental health, a community advisory board, academic centers in high- and low-income countries, and bicultural professionals from the diaspora community. We propose a partnerships model to assist implementation of promising programs to expand access to mental healthcare in low- resource settings. We describe the success and limitations of our current partners in a mental health program in rural Nepal.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 151 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 33 22%
Researcher 22 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 18 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 14 9%
Student > Bachelor 12 8%
Other 31 21%
Unknown 21 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 25 17%
Nursing and Health Professions 23 15%
Medicine and Dentistry 21 14%
Psychology 14 9%
Business, Management and Accounting 11 7%
Other 27 18%
Unknown 30 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 14. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 08 May 2017.
All research outputs
#1,681,318
of 18,021,256 outputs
Outputs from Globalization and Health
#283
of 915 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#48,398
of 397,775 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Globalization and Health
#19
of 83 outputs
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