—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.
—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: email@example.com).
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.