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Mental health care reforms in Europe: Rehabilitation and social inclusion of people with mental illness in Russia

Jenkins, Rachel, McDaid, David, Nikiforov, Alexey, Potasheva, Angelina, Watkins, Jonathan, Lancashire, Stuart, Samyshkin, Yevgeniy, Huxley, Peter and Atun, Rifat (2010) Mental health care reforms in Europe: Rehabilitation and social inclusion of people with mental illness in Russia. Psychiatric Services, 61 (3). pp. 222-224. ISSN 1075-2730

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Abstract

Long-established Medico-Social Expert Commissions (MSECs) play a pivotal role in the Russian mental health system. They act as gatekeepers to pensions, rehabilitation, and employment services. This column describes their role in encouraging or impeding the social inclusion of people with mental illness, drawing on findings of a three-year project in Sverdlovsk Oblast. In Russia the emphasis remains on medical aspects of treatment, without adequate consideration of social and occupational rehabilitation. Links with local employment services are weak. To promote social inclusion, steps must be taken to encourage and facilitate cooperation and collaboration between the MSECs, employment services, and medical services.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://ps.psychiatryonline.org/index.dtl
Additional Information: © 2010 American Psychiatric Association
Library of Congress subject classification: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Sets: Research centres and groups > Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU)
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2011 15:54
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/32671/

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