Barriers and facilitators in collaboration with consumers and carers

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Barriers and Facilitators in a Multi-Disciplinary Mental Health Care System Name University Course Instructor Date Introduction Less than half of the 23.7 million adults experiencing serious psychological problems received mental health care owing to financial, systemic and social hindrances.


The reason for failure of comprehensive health care being administered was that there is a lacking of well-trained mental health care staff and certain infrastructure not being in place making it difficult to provide quality care (Sundararamann, 2009). The Journal of the American Medical Association, which features a study carried out by the Centre for Disease Control lists tobacco, poor nutrition, excess alcohol consumption and infections as the main predisposing factors that result in death. This implies that focus should be on administering health care primarily in the form of educating the public as opposed to focusing on heart diseases, cancer and stroke, as has been the case. America has the largest budget on health care making it perceivable as the best in health care administration; however, this is not the case as the budget goes to medical care instead where the best medical facilities in form of research centres and medical schools have been set up. It thus becomes imperative to create a distinction between medical care and health care where the former is characterized by use of new technologies and the latter is centred on administration of quality care. ...
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