Exploring partnership: reflections on an international collaboration

KARBAN Kate, NGANDU Rosemary
Journal article citation:
International Social Work, 60(6), 2017, pp.1387-1398.

This article explores some of the challenges involved in a collaborative mental health partnership, drawing on the reflections of two project members from the Chainama College of Health Sciences in Zambia and the Leeds Metropolitan University in England. The aim of the project was to support the education and training of the mental health workforce in Zambia as services shift from institutional to community-based care. The discussion is located within Gray’s ‘three-pronged dilemma’ and debates concerning the internationalisation agenda in social work and higher education. The conclusion emphasises the benefits and tensions of partnership working between ‘developed’ and ‘developing’ countries. (Publisher abstract)

Subject terms:
joint working, mental health services, social work, international social work, staff, education, training, community care, residential care, service transitions;
Content type:
practice example
Zambia, England
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