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Article: Crucial individuals in the help-seeking pathway of chinese caregivers of relatives with early psychosis in Hong Kong

TitleCrucial individuals in the help-seeking pathway of chinese caregivers of relatives with early psychosis in Hong Kong
Authors
Issue Date2007
PublisherN A S W Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.naswpress.org/publications/journals/social_work/swintro.html
Citation
Social Work, 2007, v. 52 n. 2, p. 127-135 How to Cite?
AbstractThis study attempted to identify the crucial individuals in the help-seeking pathways of Chinese caregivers of relatives suffering from early psychosis in Hong Kong. In-depth interviews with 58 caregivers were conducted. The findings suggest that although the family caregivers usually initiated the help-seeking process, informal network members were instrumental in confirming the presence of mental illness and encouraged the caregivers to seek external help. School social workers acted as a bridge between the informal and formal networks and referred the adolescents for psychiatric consultations. However, it was found that some of the ill relatives did not recognize the severity of their mental health problems, which posed a major obstacle to help seeking. Contrary to the claims in overseas literature, the informal network members' accurate recognition of mental illness quickened the help-seeking process. Individual, cultural, and social institutional factors were identified and used to further explain these characteristics of help seeking. Implications for social work practice are highlighted. © 2007 National Allocation of Social Workers.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/172161
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.145
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.417
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dc.description.abstractThis study attempted to identify the crucial individuals in the help-seeking pathways of Chinese caregivers of relatives suffering from early psychosis in Hong Kong. In-depth interviews with 58 caregivers were conducted. The findings suggest that although the family caregivers usually initiated the help-seeking process, informal network members were instrumental in confirming the presence of mental illness and encouraged the caregivers to seek external help. School social workers acted as a bridge between the informal and formal networks and referred the adolescents for psychiatric consultations. However, it was found that some of the ill relatives did not recognize the severity of their mental health problems, which posed a major obstacle to help seeking. Contrary to the claims in overseas literature, the informal network members' accurate recognition of mental illness quickened the help-seeking process. Individual, cultural, and social institutional factors were identified and used to further explain these characteristics of help seeking. Implications for social work practice are highlighted. © 2007 National Allocation of Social Workers.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
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dc.subject.meshAdolescenten_US
dc.subject.meshAdulten_US
dc.subject.meshAgeden_US
dc.subject.meshAsian Continental Ancestry Group - Psychologyen_US
dc.subject.meshCaregivers - Psychologyen_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshHong Kongen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshInterviews As Topicen_US
dc.subject.meshMaleen_US
dc.subject.meshMental Health Services - Utilizationen_US
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_US
dc.subject.meshMood Disorders - Ethnology - Psychology - Therapyen_US
dc.subject.meshPatient Acceptance Of Health Care - Ethnology - Psychologyen_US
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dc.titleCrucial individuals in the help-seeking pathway of chinese caregivers of relatives with early psychosis in Hong Kongen_US
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