Educational needs of families caring for Chinese patients with schizophrenia.

  title={Educational needs of families caring for Chinese patients with schizophrenia.},
  author={Wai Tong Chien and Ian J Norman},
  journal={Journal of advanced nursing},
  volume={44 5},
BACKGROUND Schizophrenia is a disruptive and distressing illness for patients and family members who care for them. As in Western countries more than 20% of people with schizophrenia in Hong Kong are discharged to their homes, but their families are unprepared to care for them. Studies of caregivers' opinions about the information required to supervise patients are limited, particularly for the purposes of optimizing family-centred care. AIM The aim of this study was to identify the… CONTINUE READING

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