ERIC Number: EJ569868
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
The Linkage Model for Delivering Mental Health Services in Rural Communities: Benefits and Challenges.
Van Hook, Mary P.; Ford, Marvella E.
Health & Social Work, v23 n1 p53-60 Feb 1998
Studies linkages between mental and general health care with mental health staff in rural health centers. Staff identified roles, benefits, and barriers to linkages. Benefits included increased access; coordination; promotion of more holistic sense of health care. Barriers were lack of space, differences among health disciplines, and administrative logistic problems. Argues social workers need good clinical and communication skills to work effectively in these programs. (Author/MKA)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A