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A Pienaar
ISBN: 9780627029721
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Despite the fact that more than 80 per cent of mental health care users make use of African indigenous practitioners, previous texts on mental health care in Africa have focused predominantly on sharpening Western-based competence, while paying scant attention to local African practices. A more holistic view is needed to reconnect mental health practitioners with the African community where value systems are rooted and transmitted, and thus allow them to provide better care. Mental health care in Africa is an evidence-based practice and research book focusing equally on Western and African indigenous mental health care practices so that the best can be taken from both. Mental health care in Africa starts to exert the African epistemology and ways of practice, without undermining the contribution of Western health care.

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ISBN13 (SKU) 9780627029721
Title Mental health care in Africa : A practical, evidence-based approach
Author A Pienaar
Edition 1st
Publisher Van Schaik Publishers
Publication Date 2013
Country of Publication South Africa
Format Type Physical
Number of Pages 155
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