Dr. Gigi Lam recently published a journal article "Mental health services in Hong Kong: development of community-based inclusive development practice faced with the cultural barriers" in the journal, Mental Health Review Journal. (co-author: Dr. Eva Yin-Han Chung; Scopus cite score tracker 2022: 1.1; H-index: 20)

The purpose of this paper is to review the development of mental health service policy in Hong Kong. After the return of Hong Kong’s sovereignty to China, mental health services in Hong Kong transformed from an institution-based care model supplemented by community care to a staging model. However, the staging model is subject to cultural barriers, including collectivist values and medical dominance. Therefore, the development of a community-based inclusive development model that follows a rights-based strategy and addresses the regression of the staging model (due to cultural barriers) should be considered.

If you are interested in this journal article, please visit https://doi.org/10.1108/MHRJ-11-2021-0087.