Emergency conflict-related psychosocial interventions in Sierra Leone and Uganda: lessons from Médecins Sans Frontières

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/30712
Title:
Emergency conflict-related psychosocial interventions in Sierra Leone and Uganda: lessons from Médecins Sans Frontières
Authors:
de Jong, Kaz; Kleber, Rolf J
Journal:
Journal of Health Psychology
Abstract:
Médecins Sans Frontières has been involved in emergency mental health or psychosocial programmes since 1990. In this article the intervention model developed for emergency settings is shared. Psychosocial programmes distinguish two elements. The 'psycho'-component facilitates the reconnection of the affected individual to his environment. The 'socio'-element aims to create an environment that facilitates the individual to re-integrate. The nature of mental health and psychosocial programmes requires a multidisciplinary approach. Emotional support can also be provided by regular medical staff and does not always require a specialist. The years ahead of us are important for the development of psychosocial interventions. Fundamental issues such as programme evaluation need systematic research.
Affiliation:
Médecins Sans Frontières, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Kaz.de.Jong@amsterdam.msf.org
Issue Date:
May-2007
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/30712
DOI:
10.1177/1359105307076235
PubMed ID:
17439998
Submitted date:
2008-06-13
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1359-1053
Appears in Collections:
Mental Health

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorde Jong, Kaz-
dc.contributor.authorKleber, Rolf J-
dc.date.accessioned2008-07-01T08:38:40Z-
dc.date.available2008-07-01T08:38:40Z-
dc.date.issued2007-05-
dc.date.submitted2008-06-13-
dc.identifier.citationJ Health Psychol 2007;12(3):485-97en
dc.identifier.issn1359-1053-
dc.identifier.pmid17439998-
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1359105307076235-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/30712-
dc.description.abstractMédecins Sans Frontières has been involved in emergency mental health or psychosocial programmes since 1990. In this article the intervention model developed for emergency settings is shared. Psychosocial programmes distinguish two elements. The 'psycho'-component facilitates the reconnection of the affected individual to his environment. The 'socio'-element aims to create an environment that facilitates the individual to re-integrate. The nature of mental health and psychosocial programmes requires a multidisciplinary approach. Emotional support can also be provided by regular medical staff and does not always require a specialist. The years ahead of us are important for the development of psychosocial interventions. Fundamental issues such as programme evaluation need systematic research.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of Health Psychologyen
dc.subject.meshEmergency Services, Psychiatricen
dc.subject.meshFemaleen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshMaleen
dc.subject.meshModels, Organizationalen
dc.subject.meshOrganizational Case Studiesen
dc.subject.meshSierra Leoneen
dc.subject.meshSocial Supporten
dc.subject.meshUgandaen
dc.subject.meshViolenceen
dc.subject.meshWaren
dc.subject.meshWounds and Injuriesen
dc.titleEmergency conflict-related psychosocial interventions in Sierra Leone and Uganda: lessons from Médecins Sans Frontièresen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentMédecins Sans Frontières, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Kaz.de.Jong@amsterdam.msf.orgen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Health Psychologyen

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