Integration of pharmacists to mental health care: international concepts and strategies

- Білоусова, Наталя Анатоліївна (orcid.org/0000-0001-6732-426X) (2023) Integration of pharmacists to mental health care: international concepts and strategies Modern medicine, pharmacy and psychological health, 4 (13). pp. 94-103. ISSN 2786-7153

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Problem statement. Data from the World Health Organization (WHO) indicate that by 2020, about one billion people in the world had mental illnesses. The COVID-19 pandemic had a separate impact on the mental state of the population. In Ukraine, the above-mentioned problems were joined by the problems associated with the beginning of a full-scale war, which led to an increase in the number of psychological traumas, acute and chronic stress, depression, suicides, sleep disorders, complex post-traumatic stress disorder, etc. The growing number of war veterans joined this population category, which as of May 2022 was already estimated at five million, as evidenced by monitoring research data. Data from the Ministry of Health of Ukraine indicate that only 2% of the Ukrainian population contacts specialists in the relevant fields for medical and psychological aid. So, we can assume that a large part of the Ukrainian population, most of which is in a state of chronic stress, turns to pharmacy employees for help. Therefore, the problem of developing patient-oriented pharmacy aimed at providing pharmaceutical care to patients with mental health disorders is relevant. At the same time, the participation of pharmaceutical pharmacy workers in the field of mental health and psychosocial support in domestic scientific sources is considered fragmentary and requires the further scientific study. The purpose of the article is the analysis of international and domestic legal documents regarding the provision of pharmaceutical assistance to the population in the field of drug sales, which are used in mental health disorders, with further determination of the place and role of pharmaceutical employees in this process. Analysis of recent research and publications. The author researched foreign and domestic concepts and strategies for the development of the mental health care system and psychosocial support in order to determine the role and place of pharmacists in the mental health care system. Research methods were used for this: searching for scientific information by keywords using search engines, scientometric databases and websites, including Scopus, Web of Science, Elsevier, PubMed, Google Scholar, etc.; analysis of international strategies and concepts; situational and comparative analysis; generalization; prognostication. Conclusions and prospects for further research. We foresee the integration of pharmacists in the field of mental health care in accordance with the recommendations of international organizations as promising; study and implementation of appropriate pharmaceutical care technologies in the mental health care system.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: mental health, pharmaceutical care, psychosocial support, Good Pharmaceutical Practice, pharmaceutical provision, mental disorders
Subjects: Science and knowledge. Organization. Computer science. Information. Documentation. Librarianship. Institutions. Publications > 1 Philosophy. Psychology
Science and knowledge. Organization. Computer science. Information. Documentation. Librarianship. Institutions. Publications > 6 Applied Sciences. Medicine. Technology > 61 Medical sciences
Divisions: Institute of Pedagogics > Common resources institute
Depositing User: ИПТО НАПН Natalia Bilousova
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2024 18:28
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2024 18:28
URI: https://lib.iitta.gov.ua/id/eprint/740113

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