Kam-shing Yip

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Starting with Jaspers in 1910, subjective psychotic experiences of people with schizophrenia became an important area in treatment and rehabilitation of people with schizophrenia. Nevertheless, this area of study is overshadowed by the statistically and diagnostically oriented DSM movement. In this article, the writer tries to re-visit various approaches in(More)
BACKGROUND This paper is an attempt to describe the historical development of the mental health services in the PRC. RESEARCH METHODS An archive of related literature. FINDINGS The development of the mental health services in the PRC could be divided into several stages: the introduction of mental asylums by western missionaries before 1949;(More)
The empowerment model has long dominated social work practice in Western countries. Many social workers in Hong Kong use this model regardless of the social or cultural context. In this article the author shares local social work practice experiences in Hong Kong and suggests that the empowerment model may need adaptation in Chinese communities. An(More)
Community mental health has long been the crucial modality in service delivery of mental health services. This paper is an attempt to evaluate community mental health services in the People’s Republic of China. The writer critically argues that community mental health services in the People’s Republic of China still have faced a lot of difficulties such as(More)
Caregiving by relatives to a person with mental illness is demanding and overwhelming. This paper describes how to use guided imagery, role-playing, humor, and paradoxical intervention to help the wife of a man with mental illness in easing her worry, anxiety, and frustration engendered by caregiving. The intervention made the wife feel normal and relaxed(More)
Informal community care is crucial in community integration and rehabilitation of people with mental illness. In this paper, the writer describes the development of informal community care in Hong Kong. A self-help group, a relative group, integrative aftercare network, and the use of volunteers will be described and analyzed. However, these informal(More)
Work and employment has long been regarded as crucial for the mental health of human beings. Unemployment may lead to deterioration of physical and mental health. Nevertheless, for adults with psychiatric disabilities, discontinuity of employment is common. They may have various reasons to discontinue their employment. In Hong Kong, only 2.5% of people with(More)
  • Kam-shing Yip
  • Administration and Policy in Mental Health and…
  • 2000
The deinstitutionalization and community care movements have dominated psychiatric outpatient services during the past three decades (Archer & Greenberg, 1982; Bachrach, 1976; Bennett, 1979; Braun, Kolchansy, Gremberg, Gudman, & Johnson, 1981; Bushfield, 1986; Department of Health and Social Security, 1971, 1975; Goffman, 1961; Jones, 1972; Korman &(More)
This paper is a historical review of mental health services in Hong Kong. The development of mental health services in Hong Kong can be roughly divided into several stages: the pre-asylum period (1841-1924), the asylum period (1925-1948), the organization period (1 948-1965), the initial rehabilitation period (1966-1973), the centralized rehabilitation(More)
  • Kam-shing Yip
  • Administration and Policy in Mental Health and…
  • 1984
Political use of psychiatry and mental health services is still an important topic in developing mental health services in countries like the former U.S.S.R., China, and many other countries where democracy and human rights are not properly observed (Geneva Initiative on Psychiatry, 2003). With the highest population and the fastest-growing economy in the(More)