Individual Partner: Agnes Runganga, Clinical Psychologist and Founder of Critical mental Health, is currently engaged in:
– introducing Values Based Practice to doctors and various categories of nurses including mental health nurses using an email platform. The organization intents to conduct formal training in future.
– promoting ethical care of children and with mental disorders and disabilities through an email platform
Preferred contact: [email protected]
Resident in: Harare, Zimbabwe, working in Harare and Norton
Key Words in VBP): Communications/website development, Communications, Education, Management, Meeting/ASS (Advanced Studies Seminar), Policy/Commissioning, Policy Publications/CUP series, Publications, Research/philosophy, Research/research on ethics application, Services/person-centered, Services/teamwork
Related Area(s) of Interest: Communication skills, Decision theory, Evidence-based practice, Ethics, Philosophy, Medical humanities/Medical anthropology Mental health/General, Epilepsy Area(s) of healthcare expertise: Clinical psychology, Local culture sexualities, Community Health Brief Description of Work: Work on VBP is in early stages of creating awareness of values in Mental Health Care at Norton Council Hospital. Specific VBP related activities engaged in include individual-centred mental health consultations with clients and their relatives; introducing scientific concept and ethics to a population with beliefs largely influenced cultural practices and Pentecostal religion.
Beyond clinical psychology, I use my experience in community health and medical anthropology to enhance communication. Means of communication include email, SMS, WhatsApp, telephone and one-to-one meetings.