Conceptualization of Mental Health: Services and Program Introduction

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Conceptualization of Mental Health: Services and Program Introduction
One of the greatest challenges in healthcare is providing appropriate and adequate medical services to the mentally ill within the community. The mentally ill is a segment of the overall population that has been dismissed socially, economically, politically, and medically throughout history. As mental illness is an integral portion of healthcare, however, it is incumbent upon the medical community to assume a leadership role in providing care and services. A community hospital is just that: part of the community. As such, it is the charged responsibility of the...
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.....ing a multidisciplinary approach. Though there are federal programs to assist in paying for services, managed care stymies reimbursement procedures. Since mental health is a community problem, it requires community involvement.
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