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Many healthcare workers have turned to alternative medicine

Many healthcare workers have turned to alternative medicine | health and well being, education and awareness | Scoop.it
Three out of every four U.S. health-care workers use some form of complementary or alternative medicine or practice to help stay healthy, a new report shows.
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All the more reason to develop a truly global integrated healthcare framework - taking the best of the conventional allopathic model and the best of the alternative/complementary/vibrational medical model.  Then we can enable patients to heal quicker and more effectively as well as providing excellent preventative care.

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Groundbreaking Mental Health Law to Take Effect in China

Groundbreaking Mental Health Law to Take Effect in China | health and well being, education and awareness | Scoop.it

China is transforming the provision of mental health to its citizens under a new law that takes effect tomorrow. Its first national mental health legislation should have wide-ranging effects on provision of mental health services, but perhaps the most significant and controversial change is one that banishes most forms of involuntary treatment.

 

The law also mandates strict limits on use of seclusion and restraints and ends the use of psychiatric admission as punishment or to enforce treatment of individuals who do not have a mental illness.

 

It also forbids the practice of requiring patients to participate in labor or limiting their right to communicate with the outside world.

 

Michael Phillips, M.D., said the new law is much more comprehensive than laws in other countries. “China's experience in providing a more holistic approach to mental health problems will, hopefully, generate lessons that all countries can learn from,” he said.


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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, August 18, 2013 2:37 PM

Good for the Chinese!

Paul Anderson's curator insight, October 21, 2013 11:33 AM

Scotland should learn from China and not go backwards in terms of  the integration of patients into the community.