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The impact of E-Mental Health Interventions on Access to mental Healthcare in the European Union : A Realist Review

Fritzsche, H. (2016) The impact of E-Mental Health Interventions on Access to mental Healthcare in the European Union : A Realist Review.

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Abstract:This realist review which is conducted after Pawson (2005) aims to provide an answer to the overarching review question To what extent do e-mental health interventions improve the access to mental healthcare in the European Union? Three sub-questions addressing relevant concepts contained in the overarching review question have been formulated examining the factors that support the implementation of e-mental health interventions in EU countries, the stakeholders affected by the implementation process and the possibilities of access to mental healthcare in the EU. Four programme theories addressing each of the four review questions have been constructed and refined by extracting data from scientific articles stemming from a pre-selected set of countries, namely the Netherlands, Germany and the United Kingdom. Due to the different levels of development and implementation of emental health interventions within EU member states an answer to the overarching review question cannot be given yet. However, this study found that albeit expectations concerning the outcomes achievable by e-mental health interventions are high concerns remain regarding the size of their potential target group, content quality and treatment appropriateness as well as patient data safety and confidentiality. The review is finalized by offering several policy recommendations and suggestions on further research
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:88 social and public administration
Programme:European Public Administration BSc (56654)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/70346
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