Prayer Camps and Biomedical Care in Ghana: Is Collaboration in Mental Health Care Possible?

@inproceedings{Arias2016PrayerCA,
  title={Prayer Camps and Biomedical Care in Ghana: Is Collaboration in Mental Health Care Possible?},
  author={Daniel Arias and Lauren Taylor and Angela L Ofori-Atta and Elizabeth H. Bradley},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2016}
}
BACKGROUND Experts have suggested that intersectoral partnerships between prayer camps and biomedical care providers may be an effective strategy to address the overwhelming shortage of mental health care workers in Africa and other low-income settings. Nevertheless, previous studies have not explored whether the prayer camp and biomedical staff beliefs and practices provide sufficient common ground to enable cooperative relationships. Therefore, we sought to examine the beliefs and practices… CONTINUE READING
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