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The National Service Framework for Mental Health

The National Service Framework for Mental Health A Personal Perspective The National Service Framework for Mental Health Phil Barker Professor of Psychiatric Nursing Practice University of Newcastle xcept in a dictatorship, politics and ambitious, especially at the start of the third millennium. government are about pleasing the majority. Most Regrettably, the kind of vision that took humankind legislation and political commentary is framed with to the moon has not been applied to life on earth, and the masses in mind. It is unsurprising, therefore, to certainly not to mental life on earth. Although my find orthodox thinking at the heart of the National colleagues now call themselves mental health nurses, Service Framework – an orthodoxy that is difficult to it still feels like a psychiatric community. We still seem challenge. Blair-world is an increasingly conventional to be wrestling with illness per se. That struggle – to place, and the National Service Framework seeks to eliminate the illnesses, disorders and disfunctions of standardise it even further with its ambitions for more the mental domain – is my major concern over most uniformity in mental health provision. If it can assure of the policy that emanates from the political centre. fairer shares for all, history will adjudge it http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Mental Health Review Journal Emerald Publishing

The National Service Framework for Mental Health

Mental Health Review Journal , Volume 5 (1): 2 – Mar 1, 2000

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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1361-9322
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10.1108/13619322200000002
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A Personal Perspective The National Service Framework for Mental Health Phil Barker Professor of Psychiatric Nursing Practice University of Newcastle xcept in a dictatorship, politics and ambitious, especially at the start of the third millennium. government are about pleasing the majority. Most Regrettably, the kind of vision that took humankind legislation and political commentary is framed with to the moon has not been applied to life on earth, and the masses in mind. It is unsurprising, therefore, to certainly not to mental life on earth. Although my find orthodox thinking at the heart of the National colleagues now call themselves mental health nurses, Service Framework – an orthodoxy that is difficult to it still feels like a psychiatric community. We still seem challenge. Blair-world is an increasingly conventional to be wrestling with illness per se. That struggle – to place, and the National Service Framework seeks to eliminate the illnesses, disorders and disfunctions of standardise it even further with its ambitions for more the mental domain – is my major concern over most uniformity in mental health provision. If it can assure of the policy that emanates from the political centre. fairer shares for all, history will adjudge it

Journal

Mental Health Review JournalEmerald Publishing

Published: Mar 1, 2000

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