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Mental health care

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9209
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health care and patient safety
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association urges Canadian physicians and their organizations to work together to transform patient care for people with mental illnesses through a strategy, including but not limited to: a) fighting the stigma that exists in our own profession and physician organizations; b) advocating for parity of allocation of resources toward the continuum of mental health care and research; c) promoting an evidence-based mental health system anchored on: - strong primary care networks, - community-based care, - team-based and multidisciplinary care in a public system, - adequate social policy supports such as housing and income, and - the involvement of primary care and specialist physicians in the planning processes.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2015-Feb-28
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health care and patient safety
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association urges Canadian physicians and their organizations to work together to transform patient care for people with mental illnesses through a strategy, including but not limited to: a) fighting the stigma that exists in our own profession and physician organizations; b) advocating for parity of allocation of resources toward the continuum of mental health care and research; c) promoting an evidence-based mental health system anchored on: - strong primary care networks, - community-based care, - team-based and multidisciplinary care in a public system, - adequate social policy supports such as housing and income, and - the involvement of primary care and specialist physicians in the planning processes.
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