IJSSH 2015 Vol.5(12): 1030-1034 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2015.V5.599

Promoting Better Health Care Services for Mental Health Patients in Malaysia

Sew Kim Low and Wan Ying Lee
Abstract—The purpose of this research is to explore the mental health services provided by caregivers of a community based rehabilitation centre and the problems encountered by the mentally ill patients. It also sought to propose ways to further improve the psychological well being of the patients in the centre. A narrative inquiry approach and an in depth interview were chosen to get in touch with the social relationship of these patients with their caregivers. The findings revealed the need for more caring, understanding and trained caregivers in the recovery process of mentally ill patients.

Index Terms—Caregivers, community based rehabilitation centre, narrative inquires, caring, policy makers, mental illness.

S. K. Low is with the Department of Psychology and Counselling, Faculty of Arts and Social Science Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman 31900 Kampar Malaysia (e-mail: lowsk@utar.edu.my).

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Cite: Sew Kim Low and Wan Ying Lee, " Promoting Better Health Care Services for Mental Health Patients in Malaysia," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 5, no. 12, pp. 1030-1034, 2015.

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