Supporting mental health in South African HIV-affected communities: primary health care professionals' understandings and responses.

@article{Burgess2015SupportingMH,
  title={Supporting mental health in South African HIV-affected communities: primary health care professionals' understandings and responses.},
  author={Rochelle Ann Burgess},
  journal={Health policy and planning},
  year={2015},
  volume={30 7},
  pages={
          917-27
        }
}
How do practitioners respond to the mental distress of HIV-affected women and communities? And do their understandings of patients' distress matter? The World Health Organization (WHO) along with advocates from the Movement for Global Mental Health (MGMH) champion a primary mental health care model to address burgeoning mental health needs in resource-poor HIV-affected settings. Whilst a minority of studies have begun to explore interventions to target this group of women, there is a dearth of… CONTINUE READING
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