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Local suffering and the global discourse of mental health and human rights: An ethnographic study of responses to mental illness in rural Ghana

Overview of attention for article published in Globalization and Health, October 2009
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Title
Local suffering and the global discourse of mental health and human rights: An ethnographic study of responses to mental illness in rural Ghana
Published in
Globalization and Health, October 2009
DOI 10.1186/1744-8603-5-13
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Authors

Ursula M Read, Edward Adiibokah, Solomon Nyame

Abstract

The Global Movement for Mental Health has brought renewed attention to the neglect of people with mental illness within health policy worldwide. The maltreatment of the mentally ill in many low-income countries is widely reported within psychiatric hospitals, informal healing centres, and family homes. International agencies have called for the development of legislation and policy to address these abuses. However such initiatives exemplify a top-down approach to promoting human rights which historically has had limited impact at the level of those living with mental illness and their families.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 4 1%
Indonesia 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
Sierra Leone 1 <1%
Nigeria 1 <1%
Greece 1 <1%
Unknown 262 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 51 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 49 18%
Student > Bachelor 39 14%
Researcher 31 11%
Student > Postgraduate 19 7%
Other 44 16%
Unknown 39 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 65 24%
Psychology 50 18%
Medicine and Dentistry 49 18%
Nursing and Health Professions 23 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 7 3%
Other 29 11%
Unknown 49 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 13. 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 01 June 2021.
All research outputs
#2,242,048
of 21,326,488 outputs
Outputs from Globalization and Health
#394
of 1,052 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#15,061
of 152,882 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Globalization and Health
#1
of 3 outputs
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