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The views of mental health manager towards the use of a family work model for psychosis in Guangzhou, China

Dixon, J., Lei, J., Huang, W., Sin, J. and Smith, G. (2018) The views of mental health manager towards the use of a family work model for psychosis in Guangzhou, China. Community Mental Health Journal, 54 (7). pp. 1057-1063. ISSN 0010-3853

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1007/s10597-018-0247-7

Abstract/Summary

Family Interventions in Psychosis (FIP) have been promoted internationally but have been criticised for being based on western cultural models. This paper reports on a focus group study with 10 Integrated Mental Health Service Managers in Guangzhou, China using thematic analysis. Managers believed FIP might benefit families but identified potential difficulties due to (a) families avoiding services due to the ‘shame’ of mental illness (b) unrealistic expectations of services amongst families (c) deferral to ‘key decision-makers’ within families when discussing family issues with workers. The findings indicate that FIP work should focus on interaction between carers in the first instance with service users being introduced into sessions at a later date and that more attention needs to be given by the research community to how FIP may be adapted to cultural norms within China.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences > Department of Psychology
Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences > Psychopathology and Affective Neuroscience
ID Code:75663
Publisher:Springer

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