社區慢性失能族群之心理健康促進

Translated title of the contribution: Mental health promotion among the chronic disabled population in the community

黃惠娟, 王麗華, 張秀如

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Abstract

Societal ageing and the rising prevalence of chronic disease are important causes that underlie the growth in the number of disabled individuals. The disease-induced psychological distress experienced by this population not only decreases quality of life but also increases demand for healthcare. The healthcare policy for the disabled population currently focuses on community healthcare. Therefore, developing appropriate programs to promote mental health among the disabled population in community settings is a critical issue. The present paper reviews current mental health promotion initiatives that target the disabled population in the community and addresses mental healthcare issues that are prevalent among the chronically disabled; strategies of mental health promotion that use music therapy, reminiscence therapy, and horticultural therapy; and the roles and responsibilities of community professionals in mental healthcare. We offer these perspectives as a reference to promote mental health and to establish holistic community healthcare for chronically disabled individuals.

Translated title of the contributionMental health promotion among the chronic disabled population in the community
Original languageChinese (Traditional)
Pages (from-to)34-40
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Nursing
Volume62
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2015

Keywords

  • Disability
  • Horticultural therapy
  • Mental health promotion
  • Music therapy
  • Reminiscence therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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