CLOSER COLLABORATION BETWEEN DIFFERENT MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES FOR GOOD OUTCOMES FOR PEOPLE WITH MENTAL DISORDERS
G. Racetovic1, M. Latinovic2, S. Popovic3, S. Grujic-Timarac4, B. Rosic3
1Health Center-Community Mental Health Center Prijedor, Community Mental Health Center, Prijedor, Bosnia - Herzegovina.
2Ministry of Health and Social Welfare of Republic of Srpska, Sector for Hospital Health Care, Banja Luka, Bosnia - Herzegovina.
3Health Centre Prijedor, Management of the HC Prijedor, Prijedor, Bosnia - Herzegovina.
4Hospital "Dr. Mladen Stojanovic" Prijedor, Department for Psychiatry, Prijedor, Bosnia - Herzegovina.
Objectives: In the last 5 years Republic of Srpska (and Bosnia and Herzegovina as well) established new model of providing of quality of services in primary and secondary health care using certification and accreditation standards. Special importance has been given to improvement of mutual and closer collaborations between community mental health center and hospital/clinical departments of psychiatry.
Background and Aims: As importance of providing of quality services in treatment and rehabilitation of users in all mental health institutions is primary role of all mental health professionals, closing mutual collaboration's protocols was one of the way to accomplish that aims. In this lecture will be shown possibilities, advantages as well obstacles in these processes.
Materials and Methods: For preparation of this lecture were used books of standards for health institutions and accreditation standards for CMHCs in Republic of Srpska and comparative method of their practical implementation as well influence for better quality of life of mutual users.
Results and Conclusions: In the last 5 years in the Republic of Srpska most of 27 CMHCs are accredited and established additional standards in their work. Hospital/clinical departments had no accreditation and less number has official certificates but using standards in daily work. In general, most of the mutual collaboration is not adequate even there are potentials for improvements: case management approaches, occupational therapy, group therapies, home visits, counseling, etc can be bounding issues between hospital and community services for continuous rehabilitation in home and natural environment of patients and connections with all other existing services in community.
Keywords: Collaboration, Quality, Community, Mental Health, Hospital.
Conflict of interests: Authors did not declare any conflict of interests.