Paternalistic legacy and maternal concerns: decisions on mental health patients’ interests in Latvia

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation


This paper explores the attitudes that stakeholders in Latvia espouse towards knowledge production and policy-making process in mental health. It aims to account for the political aloofness of Latvian psychiatric service users and their long-term absence from mental health policy fora.
Period7 Jun 2023
Event titlePsychology and Anthropology in a Changing World: 2nd conference of the European Network for Psychological Anthropology
Event typeConference
LocationOslo , NorwayShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Mental health
  • NGO
  • Patient centered medicine
  • patient advocacy organizations
  • Health care policy

Field of Science

  • 5.4 Sociology