"Schizophrenia 1992"-Social Treatment Aspects
Yeung, Leo, Hong Kong Journal of Psychiatry
This paper aims at sharing the information and insights gained from the international conference "Schizophrenia 1992: Poised for Change", with particular reference to social treatment for people with schizophrenia. A brief account of the conference will be depicted, followed by a discussion of social treatment for schizophrenic patients.
This international conference was organized by the British Colombia Mental Health Society and the Department of Psychiatry, The University of British Columbia. It was held in Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre, Canada from July 19-22, 1992. About 1500 delegates of various different professionals, viz, psychiatrists, social workers, nurses, occupational therapists, mental health administrators and academicians, came from 33 countries and districts to attend this four-day conference.
The conference featured a faculty of internationally renowned scientists and mental health practitioners to present their views, experiences and research findings in the study of treatment and rehabilitation approaches to schizophrenia. In each plenary session, a set of three distinguished speakers presented papers from three different perspectives, i.e. biological, psychological and social. The presentations would then be supplemented with workshops and symposia.
In addition, partnership activities and public addresses would be held in the evening sessions. On the other hand, exhibition and poster sessions were on display in the Exhibition Hall, together with video library and slide preview.
In this section, the focus would be placed on the papers and research findings presented from the social perspective in the treatment and rehabilitation of people with schizophrenia.
Any discussion on social rehabilitation for mentally ill persons should touch on the …
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Publication information: Article title: "Schizophrenia 1992"-Social Treatment Aspects. Contributors: Yeung, Leo - Author. Journal title: Hong Kong Journal of Psychiatry. Volume: 3. Publication date: September 1993. Page number: 59+. © 2009 The Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists Ltd. COPYRIGHT 1993 Gale Group.
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