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Post colonial psychiatric care in Ghana

  • I. Ewusi-Mensah (a1)
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The development of psychiatric care in Ghana since the colonial era in the 19th century, up to the present, is described. Distorted planning and limited accessibility to psychiatric services in many parts of the country, coupled with shortage of trained staff of all grades (including psychiatrists and nurses) plus inadequate funding, have adversely affected the establishment of a fully comprehensive psychiatric service. Suggestions for improving services into the 21st century are briefly discussed.

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Danish International Development Assistance (Danida) (1994) Training of Community Psychiatric Nurses in Upper West Region. Ghana: DANIDA Publications.
Ministry of Health (Ghana) (1998). The Centenary of the Accra Psychiatric Hospital 1888–1988. Ghana: Government Publications.
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BJPsych Bulletin
  • ISSN: 0955-6036
  • EISSN: 1472-1473
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Post colonial psychiatric care in Ghana

  • I. Ewusi-Mensah (a1)
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