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This paper discusses some of the similarities and differences between Pacific-Asian and Western cultures and their influence on the construct of mental health. Culturally sensitive social work practice may need to expand from the traditional treatment perspectives of the West to ones that...
The ‘Life Model’ described by Germain and Gitterman (1980) is a well known model for social work intervention. Nevertheless, a closer look discovers that this model is actually a role concentration model relying heavily on social workers' intervention. In working with mental health clients and...
This study investigates stressful life events, perceived stress and somatic problems among young people in Hong Kong. The results show that the prevalence rates of chronic and acute somatic problems among respondents are 12.1% and 10.4% respectively. It is found that the major aspects of...
This article is based on 18 interviews conducted with patients and relatives in the outpatients' department of Shashi psychiatric hospital in Hubei, China. The purpose of the interviews was to explore the pathways to care taken by relatives, the explanatory models used by them to account for the...
User or consumer groups are an emergent phenomena in the mental health field. This paper examines their policy contexts, history of development, conceptual underpinnings and transfer potential for the region. User groups are seen as a means of enhancing social and community support, a key factor...
Statistical studies in Singapore have indicated that the rate of attempted suicide for Indian females is strikingly higher than that of Chinese and Malay families. This study covered Indian women aged 15–39 years who had been admitted to a government hospital after a suicide attempt. Analysis of...
This article examines the rights of children established by the United Nations in 1959 and relates in particular, the situation of children in Bangladesh measured against these rights.
Social skills training (SST) has become one of the popular models of therapy. Based on Trower, Bryant and Argyle's (1978) SST approach, a SST group project was implemented in a male halfway house in Hong Kong. This report sums up the SST group project's theoretical framework, design and methods,...
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