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Table 6 Summary of barriers and opportunities within theme 3: Developing a mental healthcare model appropriate for Cambodia

From: Development of mental healthcare in Cambodia: barriers and opportunities

Barriers
 Societal impact of post-conflict context
 Western models of mental healthcare imported without cultural adaptation often less effective
 People who are not in positions of formal leadership may be reluctant to offer opinion due to cultural expectations
 Services concentrated in urban areas inappropriate for rural context
Opportunities
 Developing further culturally appropriate models of mental healthcare from the existing base
 Focusing on developing appropriate and accessible community services