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  • K S Yip
  • 2001
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)
  • K S Yip
  • 1998
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)
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
  • 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)
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)
  • Kam-shing Yip
  • 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)
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)
Spirituality and religious coping is an important and rapidly expanding field in recent years. For the Chinese, traditional Taoism may still have a strong impact on the mental health of Chinese people. Taoistic concepts of mental health stress the transcendence from self and secularity, the dynamic revertism of nature, integration with nature and the(More)
Religious beliefs and superstitions have an important impact on the psychopathology of psychiatric patients. Traditional Chinese religious beliefs and superstitions, such as fortune telling, Buddhist gods, Taoist gods, historical heroic gods and ancestor worship, have important influence on subjective psychotic experiences, in particular delusions and(More)
  • Kam-shing Yip
  • 2003
Starting in the late 1980s, the gender 4. The concept of gender typically, though not universally, has the conperspective gradually came to be regarded as one of the crucial perspectives for unnotation of structural relations of inequality, including inequality of derstanding mental illness. It was based on the assumption that women are more vulpower. 5.(More)