Setting strategic directions in mental health policy and practice: the challenge of understanding and addressing the social determinants

Hunter, Ernest, and Tsey, Komla (2003) Setting strategic directions in mental health policy and practice: the challenge of understanding and addressing the social determinants. Australasian Psychiatry, 11 (3). S1-S5.

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Abstract

As anyone who has run a conference knows, a slick and/or sexy title is critical. Setting strategic directions in mental health policy and practice: the challenge of understanding and addressing the social determinants is neither. This conference was held in Cairns in September 2002 under the joint auspice of the Social and Cultural Section of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) and the University of Queensland, but, like most major conferences, it was long in the planning – nearly 2 years. The seed was planted at a dinner following a meeting of the Social and Cultural Section, Western Australian Branch, in September 2000. Steeled by having witnessed the misery of colleagues who had strayed or been lured into organising a conference, the first author of this editorial (EH) resolved never to be so foolhardy. For better or worse, that resolve dissolved in the second or third glass of merlot and by the end of the evening, by design or default, the process had begun.

Item ID: 8135
Item Type: Article (Editorial)
Keywords: mental health; policy; social determinants; Indigenous,
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ISSN: 1440-1665
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2010 02:58
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110319 Psychiatry (incl Psychotherapy) @ 10%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111701 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health @ 30%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111714 Mental Health @ 60%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920207 Health Policy Evaluation @ 10%
92 HEALTH > 9203 Indigenous Health > 920301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Determinants of Health @ 60%
92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920410 Mental Health @ 30%
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