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Article: Western mental health training for Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners

TitleWestern mental health training for Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners
Authors
Issue Date2012
PublisherBlackwell Munksgaard. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/ACP
Citation
Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 2012, v. 126 n. 6, p. 440-447 How to Cite?
AbstractObjective: To investigate the impact of a Western mental health training course for Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioners. Method: A combined qualitative and quantitative approach was applied to examine the changes in the TCM practitioners' clinical practice characteristics and attitudes. Focus groups and structured questionnaire surveys were conducted to compare their responses before and after the Course. Results: After a 10-week training course conducted by psychiatrists and family physicians, there were significant changes in confidence of the TCM practitioners for diagnosis (33% being confident before the Course vs. 76% after the Course) and management (24% vs. 55%) of common mental health problems. The causal effects of better classifications to recognition of mental health problems were explained by the qualitative responses. Proportion of TCM practitioners being confident of referring mental health patients to other healthcare professionals doubled from 25% to 50% after the Course. Nonetheless, there was no significant change in percentage of these patients being recommended to Western doctors owing to a lack of formal referral channel. Conclusions: Western mental health training for TCM practitioners has positive impact on their clinical practice. However, the practical barriers in making referrals highlight the need of closer collaboration between conventional and traditional medicine. © 2012 John Wiley & Sons A/S.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/151770
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2015 Impact Factor: 6.128
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 2.518
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dc.contributor.authorLam, TPen_HK
dc.contributor.authorMak, KYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorGoldberg, Den_HK
dc.contributor.authorLam, KFen_HK
dc.contributor.authorSun, KSen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-26T06:28:09Z-
dc.date.available2012-06-26T06:28:09Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_HK
dc.identifier.citationActa Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 2012, v. 126 n. 6, p. 440-447en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0001-690Xen_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/151770-
dc.description.abstractObjective: To investigate the impact of a Western mental health training course for Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioners. Method: A combined qualitative and quantitative approach was applied to examine the changes in the TCM practitioners' clinical practice characteristics and attitudes. Focus groups and structured questionnaire surveys were conducted to compare their responses before and after the Course. Results: After a 10-week training course conducted by psychiatrists and family physicians, there were significant changes in confidence of the TCM practitioners for diagnosis (33% being confident before the Course vs. 76% after the Course) and management (24% vs. 55%) of common mental health problems. The causal effects of better classifications to recognition of mental health problems were explained by the qualitative responses. Proportion of TCM practitioners being confident of referring mental health patients to other healthcare professionals doubled from 25% to 50% after the Course. Nonetheless, there was no significant change in percentage of these patients being recommended to Western doctors owing to a lack of formal referral channel. Conclusions: Western mental health training for TCM practitioners has positive impact on their clinical practice. However, the practical barriers in making referrals highlight the need of closer collaboration between conventional and traditional medicine. © 2012 John Wiley & Sons A/S.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherBlackwell Munksgaard. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/ACPen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofActa Psychiatrica Scandinavicaen_HK
dc.rightsThe definitive version is available at www.blackwell-synergy.com-
dc.subject.meshFamily Practice - standards-
dc.subject.meshMedicine, Chinese Traditional - psychology - standards-
dc.subject.meshPhysicians, Family - education-
dc.subject.meshPsychiatry - education-
dc.subject.meshQualitative Research-
dc.titleWestern mental health training for Traditional Chinese Medicine practitionersen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailLam, TP: tplam@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailMak, KY: kymak@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailLam, KF: hrntlkf@hkucc.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailSun, KS: kssun@hku.hk-
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dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1600-0447.2012.01867.xen_HK
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