Rural mental health care reform has failed to recognize that service utilization and access is guided by the meanings and explanations that rural dwellers ascribe to symptoms and treatments for mental illness.
These meanings and explanations are described here as local knowledge.
It is argued that planning for reform in rural mental health service delivery must take into account the local knowledge and explanations for mental illness and its treatment in order to improve rural mental health.
Mots-clés Pascal : Santé mentale, Milieu rural, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Système santé, Service santé, Psychiatrie communautaire, Norme sociale, Attitude, Structure sociale, Environnement social, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mental health, Rural environment, United States, North America, America, Health system, Health service, Community psychiatry, Social norm, Attitude, Social structure, Social environment, Human
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0038664
Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 01/03/1996.