Deinstitutionalization and attitudes toward mental illness in Jamaica: a qualitative study.

@article{Hickling2011DeinstitutionalizationAA,
  title={Deinstitutionalization and attitudes toward mental illness in Jamaica: a qualitative study.},
  author={Frederick W. Hickling and Hilary Robertson-Hickling and Vanessa Paisley},
  journal={Revista panamericana de salud publica = Pan American journal of public health},
  year={2011},
  volume={29 3},
  pages={
          169-76
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To consider whether or not deinstitutionalization and the integration of community mental health care with primary health care services have reduced stigma toward mental illness in Jamaica. METHODS A qualitative study of 20 focus groups, with a total of 159 participants grouped by shared sociodemographic traits. Results were analyzed using ATLAS.ti software. RESULTS Participant narratives showed that stigma had transitioned from negative to positive, from avoidance and fear of… CONTINUE READING

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