Mental health care in Africa starts to exert the African epistemology and ways of practice, without undermining the contribution of Western health care. Including African indigenous knowledge systems (AIKS) allows for broader dialogue and encourages original debate on concepts such as self-determination, informed consent, appropriate and relevant assessment, and care in the mental health arena.
- Review of Western psychoeducation and findings in the African indigenous context
- Planning and conducting therapeutic groups
- Therapeutic interaction in HIV and AIDS care: an African approach
- Management of aggressive and violent mental health care users
- Sensory stimulation in mental health care users with dementia
- Medicinal management
- Substance rehabilitation and primary mental health care
1 Brief overview
SECTION ONE: PROMOTION OF WELLNESS AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN MENTAL HEALTH
2 Wellness in mental health
3 Professional development through communities of practice in mental health care
SECTION TWO: SUPPORT IN MENTAL HEALTH CARE
4 Mental health education
5 Psychoeducation in an African indigenous context
SECTION THREE: MENTAL HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT
6 Holistic assessment in mental health care
7 Therapeutic groups
8 Therapeutic interaction in HIV and AIDS care: an African approach
9 Facilitating therapeutic mental health nursing in a developing African context
10 Management of aggressive and violent mental health care users
11 Sensory stimulation in mental health care users with dementia
12 Medicinal management in mental health care
SECTION FOUR: SUBSTANCE REHABILITATION AND PRIMARY MENTAL HEALTH CARE
13 Validating substance rehabilitation in a developing African country (Tanzania)
14 Enhancing the utilisation of primary mental health care services
15 Closure: the way forward
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