International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine

Mental Health in South Asia: Ethics, Resources, Programs and Legislation

Editors: Trivedi, Jitendra Kumar, Tripathi, Adarsh (Eds.)

  • Unique addition to the literature on mental health law and ethics
  • Provides a comprehensive overview of the status of mental health legislation in South Asia
  • Serves to stimulate policy makers, clinicians and researchers and reorient them towards the holistic needs of South Asia ​ ​
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Asia is by far the largest continent in the world in terms of area with population exceeding 3.5 billion and has dozens of cultures, religions, languages and ethnic groups. As a result of its highly varied political systems, Asia also spawns a wide variety of health care systems including mental health care systems, often based on historical roots and at times colonial heritages. The people who suffer from mental or neurological disorders in the continent form a vulnerable section of society and often face stigma, discrimination and marginalization in all societies, and this increases the likelihood that their human rights will be violated This book tackles the issue of mental health legislation in South Asia. The first of its kind, it addresses an issue that is necessary for protecting the rights of people with mental disorders and serves as an essential text for reinforcing mental health policy in South Asia. It is a timely addition to our global understanding of mental health and how different regions address it.

Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • Human Rights and Psychiatry in South Asia

    Avasthi, Ajit (et al.)

    Pages 3-18

  • Ethical Issues in Psychiatry in Southeast Asia: Research and Practice

    Math, Suresh Bada (et al.)

    Pages 19-34

  • Ethical Handling of Religious and Spiritual Issues: South Asian Perspective

    Kalra, Gurvinder S. (et al.)

    Pages 35-47

  • Ethics and Psychiatry: East Versus West

    Maniam, T. (et al.)

    Pages 49-62

  • Ethics in Counselling and Psycho-Therapy: What We Need to Learn—South Asian Perspective

    Gupta, Arun Kumar (et al.)

    Pages 63-77

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-017-9017-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-017-9016-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0053-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mental Health in South Asia: Ethics, Resources, Programs and Legislation
Editors
  • Jitendra Kumar Trivedi
  • Adarsh Tripathi
Series Title
International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine
Series Volume
58
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-9017-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-9017-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-9016-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0053-3
Series ISSN
1567-8008
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XV, 363
Topics