Journal article

Asian models of excellence in psychiatric care and rehabilitation

Tsuyoshi Akiyama, Naveen Chandra, Char-Nie Chen, M Ganesan, Asuka Koyama, EE Heok Kua, Myung Soo Lee, Chih Yuan Lin, Chee Ng, Yutaro Setoya, Tadashi Takeshima, Yizhuang Zou

INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF PSYCHIATRY | INFORMA HEALTHCARE | Published : 2008

Abstract

In Asia, like other regions, the circumstances for psychiatric care and rehabilitation impose various limitations on us. However, committed professionals have been creating innovative models of excellence, which are culturally appropriate and clinically effective. In this paper, seven innovative models of psychiatric care and rehabilitation are presented. The Nitte project in India provides a comprehensive free rural psychiatric service, while transforming the 'brain drain' problem to 'brain circulation' cooperation. Through Social Enterprises in Hong Kong recovered clients are trained and employed. Senior Peer Counselling in Singapore emphasizes the relief of emotional distress by psycholog..

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