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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hospital Authority's secretive handling of medical misconduct damages trust in public health care

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 05:33pm by Neville Sarony

    ... Neville Sarony Neville Sarony says the Hospital Authority's practice of keeping medical misconduct out of public view creates unnecessary doubts about the professional standards of our public doctors Adverse reaction The failure of the Hospital Autho ...

  2. News - Hong Kong

    Disruptive airline passenger released from hospital with warning

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 02:45am by DANNY LEE

    ... Edmond Chan Lap-kei, a specialist psychiatrist and a Hong Kong Mental Health Association representative, said life or study stresses are just two factors that can trigger schizophrenia. He also ... of Hongkongers suffered from a mental illness. The decision to take Robert Hughes home was not an easy one, Peter Hughes said. "I really didn't want to take him back home because he lives, ...

  3. Performance indicators to be used in assessing mental health services

    Posted Jun 26th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee The Hospital Authority will develop performance indicators to assess its mental health services, a decade after it adopted a controversial community care policy. The authority has ... a three-year-old boy to death in Sham Shui Po on May 29. Margaret Tay Siok-mui, the authority's chief manager of the integrated care programme, admitted mental health care was lagging behind ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Death of Robin Williams highlights need for greater awareness of depression

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 02:44am by SCMP Editorial

    ... depression. Depression is an illness like diabetes or cancer that has to be managed and treated. Mental health is not as accepted, though, and those afflicted can be shunned, even by those who are closest. There are believed to be 300,000 sufferers in Hong Kong, but the number could be considerably higher given the stigma. The World Health Organisation estimates that there are 100 million ...

  5. Scheme helps children with mentally ill parents

    Posted Mar 16th 2011, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... and cried. The turnaround is due to an innovative programme at the hospital aimed at children of mentally ill parents. Since 2006, the Youth Ambassador Programme has counselled and supported about 400 children aged between five and 16. The hospital's nurse consultant, Jolene Mui Hang-chun, said emotional problems were common in children of mentally ill patients. 'These ...

  6. Help is at hand for children of mental health patients

    Posted Nov 20th 2009, 12:00am by Dan Kadison

    ... emotional and developmental problems. We need to teach the children what mental illness is and promote their mental health,' added Chau, a registered social worker. 'If they have more ... with a parent suffering from a mental illness. Children can be paired up with a mentor or learn coping skills in two of the group's centres around Hong Kong. 'Mental illness' is a blanket ...

  7. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Psychologists rush to ease Philippine typhoon survivors' mental trauma

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 11:12pm by AFP

    ... that issues be addressed early. "It could lead to mental breakdown, emotional imbalance, confusion and depression," she said. The focus of the health department experts would ... Agence France-Presse in Tacloban Therapists work to ease mental trauma Dozens of psychologists heav begun helping dazed survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan deal with the psychological ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Treat porn as a public health issue

    Posted May 20th 2014, 04:48am by Alex Lo

    ... Dines pioneers the strategy of addressing porn as a public and mental health issue, rather than as free speech, which favours its purveyors. She was speaking ahead of the Coalition to End Sexual ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Treat porn as a public health issue There is porn sex and real sex. We are supposed to know the difference. But do we, really? If it's so easy to tell reality ...

  9. Separating mentally ill twins can cause problems, health chief says

    Posted Aug 24th 2009, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu Separating twins could lead to problems, the health chief said yesterday, after a case came to light this weekend in which a mentally ill woman spent days with the corpse ... severely, from a mental illness, she had been taking care of her sister for years. The twins were found on Saturday morning when firemen broke into the flat on the fifth floor of Yan Lok House, Tin ...

  10. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan’s jailed ex-president suffering severe mental ailments: doctors

    Posted Dec 11th 2013, 03:53pm by Bryan Harris

    ... Bryan Harris bryan.harris@scmp.com Chen Shui-bian suffers from brain shrinkage among many symptoms of worsening health – but pardon still seems unlikely The health of imprisoned ... a 17-and-a-half-year sentence for corruption at a Taichung prison in central Taiwan. However, following his incarceration five years ago, his health began to worsen and he is now said to be suffering from ...




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