Improving mental healthcare in Ghana

The role of social work practice

Authored by: Mavis Dako-Gyeke , Humphrey Kofie

The Handbook of Social Work and Social Development in Africa

Print publication date:  November  2016
Online publication date:  October  2016

Print ISBN: 9781472468512
eBook ISBN: 9781315557359
Adobe ISBN: 9781317029380


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This chapter discusses the role of social work in improving mental healthcare through case studies highlighting the strengths and weaknesses in social workers’ capacity to respond to the challenges experienced by people living with mental illness. Suggestions are made as to how social workers might be involved in the development and implementation of socially relevant and culturally responsive interventions for effective mental healthcare practice in Ghana.

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