ERIC Number: ED328023
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Mental Illness: Views from Africa, India, Asia and Australia. Monograph Series, Number 49.
Anthony, William A., Ed.; Wolkon, George H., Ed.
Psychosocial Rehabilitation Journal, v14 n1 Spec Iss Jul 1990
This special journal "Theme" issue presents a collection of papers reflecting the psychiatric practices and community treatment for persons with severe psychiatric disabilities in Asia, Africa, Australia, and India. Some of the papers were presented at the 1988 meeting of the World Association of Psychosocial Rehabilitation (WAPR) in Lyons, France. Compared to technologically advanced nations of the West, the developing nations' approach is characterized by more efficient utilization of scarce resources, culturally syntonic diagnostic and treatment procedures that merge indigenous healing systems with scientific modalities, and the inclination of most third world practitioners to integrate the patients' families into the healing process. Papers include: "Rehabilitation in Mental Illness: Insights from Other Cultures" (Harriet P. Lefley); "Report of a World Health Organization (WHO) Meeting on Consumer Involvement in Mental Health Services"; "Psychosocial Rehabilitation in the Developing World: Progress and Problems" (M. Parameshvara Deva); "An Example of a Community Based Mental Health/Home-Care Programme: Haidian District in the Suburbs of Beijing, China" (Shen Yucun and others); "Nigeria: Report on the Care, Treatment and Rehabilitation of People with Mental Illness" (Tolani Asuni); "A Model for the Care of People with Psychosocial Disabilities in Sri Lanka" (Nalaka Mendis); "Integration of Psychosocial Rehabilitation in National Health Care Programmes" (Vijay Nagaswami); and "Rural Psychiatric Rehabilitation and the Interface of Community Development and Rehabilitation Services" (Douglas A. Dunlap.) (JDD)
Descriptors: Community Development, Community Programs, Cultural Differences, Developing Nations, Family Involvement, Foreign Countries, Home Programs, Mental Disorders, Mental Health Programs, Psychiatric Services, Rehabilitation Programs, Rural Areas
Psychosocial Rehabilitation Journal, 730 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02215.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: World Rehabilitation Fund, Inc., New York, NY.
Identifiers: Australia; China; India; Nigeria; Sri Lanka
Note: A publication of the International Exchange of Experts and Information in Rehabilitation (IEEIR) project.