5-3-2013 WHO QualityRights Tool Kit
In 2012, WHO has launched a new toolkit that sets standards to assess and improve quality and human rights conditions in inpatient and outpatient mental health care & social care facilities.
The WHO QualityRights tool kit provides countries with practical information and tools for assessing and improving quality and human rights standards in mental health and social care facilities. The Toolkit is based on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. It provides practical guidance on:
- the human rights and quality standards that should be respected, protected and fulfilled in both inpatient and outpatient mental health and social care facilities;
- preparing for and conducting a comprehensive assessment of facilities; and
- reporting findings and making appropriate recommendations on the basis of the assessment.
The tool kit is designed for use in low-, middle- and high-income countries. It can be used by many different stakeholders, including dedicated assessment committees, nongovernmental organizations, national human rights institutions, national health or mental health commissions, health service accreditation bodies and national mechanisms established under international treaties to monitor implementation of human rights standards and others with an interest in promoting the rights of people with disabilities.
More information on WHO website.
Bron: WHO Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse
Geplaatst op: dinsdag 5 maart 2013
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