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dc.rights.licenseCC-BY 3.0
dc.contributor.authorAli, Tahir Mahmood
dc.contributor.authorGul, Sana
dc.date.accessioned2018-12-06T06:49:21Z-
dc.date.available2018-12-06T06:49:21Z-
dc.date.issued2018-08-03
dc.identifier.issn2182-438X
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12034/1958-
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.23668/psycharchives.2324-
dc.description.abstractAim: This study attempted to analyse the potential of two primary sources of mental health service delivery at a grassroots level, religious/faith healers and community/lady health workers, and how they can be effectively used to deliver mental health services in a resource-scarce country like Pakistan. Method: A literature review was carried out for relevant studies conducted in Muslim countries between 2000 to 2015 reporting empirical results. Using the inclusion criteria, thirteen studies were selected for the review. Results: The presented studies suggest that the main proportion of mental health patients in countries with major Muslim population including Pakistan, visit religious/faith healers first for treatment, however all studies are silent about the outcomes through these healers. The only potential visible outcome of contacting religious/faith healers is the identification of mental health cases. However, community/lady health workers with minimal training appeared to be a beneficial source of mental health service delivery in communities. Conclusion: In a resource scarce country like Pakistan, networking with religious/faith healers can be established for effective identification and referral of mental health cases whereas strong and already existing community/lady health workers system can be used as a first level to deliver mental health service at the doorstep.en_US
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherPsychOpen
dc.relation.isversionofhttps://doi.org/10.5964/pch.v7i1.224
dc.rightsopenAccess
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
dc.subjectmental healthen_US
dc.subjectreligious/faith healersen_US
dc.subjectcommunity/lady health workersen_US
dc.subjectlow and middle- income countriesen_US
dc.subjectsaúde mentalpt-PT
dc.subjectcurandeiros religiosos/de fépt-PT
dc.subjecttrabalhadoras de saúde/profissionais de saúde comunitáriapt-PT
dc.subjectpaíses de rendimento baixo/médiopt-PT
dc.subject.ddc150
dc.titleCommunity mental health services in Pakistan: Review study from Muslim world 2000-2015en_US
dc.typearticle
dc.description.reviewpeerReviewed
dc.description.pubstatuspublishedVersion
zpid.sourceinfo.journaltitlePsychology, Community & Health
zpid.sourceinfo.volume7
zpid.sourceinfo.issue1
zpid.sourceinfo.pages57–71
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