Journal article

Experiences of Chinese Migrants Caring for Family Members With Schizophrenia in Australia

Weng Cheong Poon, Lynette Joubert, Carol Harvey

SOCIAL WORK IN HEALTH CARE | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2013

Abstract

Little is known about the experience of Chinese migrants to Australia who are caring for a person with schizophrenia. The research was exploratory in nature, providing information on the health, help-seeking behaviors, burden, and caring experiences of Chinese carers of people with schizophrenia in Melbourne. Ethnic Chinese carers of people with schizophrenia were recruited. Health care or social service professionals were also interviewed to understand the context of Chinese migrants in seeking help for mental health problems and caring for someone with psychiatric illness. Recommendations for Chinese migrants facing mental health problems and challenges for social work practice are describ..

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