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Document Typology: Newspaper / Magazine article
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Title of document: Origin and development of programmes for monitoring and care for severe and chronic mental patients in the community
Name of author(s): María Alonso Suárez, Mª Fe Bravo Ortiz, Alberto Fernández Liria
Name of publisher: Origen y desarrollo de los programas... ORIGINALES Y REVISIONES
Language of the publication: Spanish
Language of the review: English
Summary:
"Different models of community care for chronic mental health patients (broker case management, clinical case management, intensive case management, assertive communtity treatment, rehabilitation model and strengths model) and their caractheristics are reviewed.
Spanish programs developed in the last decades in this field are described and the preliminary resuls from IPSE study (Impact of Commnunity Care Programs in Persons with Schizophrenia) are presented in relation to: subjetive valoration of the programs made by patients and family, components of the programs which contribute to their adecuate functioning and consecution of results, and common obstacles found for their adecuate implementation."
Reviewer's comments on the document:
It is dificult to treat some diseases and whe it is related to mental diseases more complicated even.
In those cases narrative medicine can be the key for treating these health problems.
Where to find it:

Revista de la Asociación Española de Neuropsiquiatría, ISSN 0211-5735, Vol.24, Nº.92, 2004, pags. 25-52


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