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Psychiatric Networks in Asia


Kirkby, KC, Psychiatric Networks in Asia, International review of Psychiatry, 20, (5) pp. 409-412. ISSN 0954-0261 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1080/9540260802397321


With over 60% of the world's population, the two most widely spoken global languages, rapid economic growth and high uptake of information communications technology, the Asian region is poised to make a major contribution to psychiatric networks. These networks comprise a matrix of professional associations, regional development frameworks, clinical services, consumer and carer organizations, research collaborations and population interventions. Notable developments include the rise of supranational associations centred on or active in the Asian region, regional and international conference activity, information exchanges between services, research funding networks, and disease awareness campaigns with a strong Internet base. Such activities form a supportive and collaborative milieu for professionals, administrators, and members of the community, who are seeking practical ways to raise the standards of mental healthcare in diverse health settings, economic conditions and cultures. © 2008 Informa Healthcare USA, Inc.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Mental health services
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Provision of health and support services
Objective Field:Mental health services
UTAS Author:Kirkby, KC (Professor Kenneth Kirkby)
ID Code:54227
Year Published:2008
Deposited By:Psychiatry
Deposited On:2009-02-13
Last Modified:2009-03-10

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