PhD Research Presentation: Mental Health Among the Elderly in China

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DETAILS

  • Date: 21 November 2018
  • Time: 16:00-17:00pm
  • Venue: ES123
  • Language: English
  • Contact:17315608853

Abstract

China is an ageing society with 500 million people over the age of sixty. Among this population, mental health has become a major challenge. Depression appears to be a particularly strong predictor of mortality rate among the elderly. Thus, it is necessary to understand the mental health of the elderly as it is a key to respond to their needs. This study will employ quantitative and qualitative approaches to investigate the mental health situation and existing policies so as to inform programs to prevent mental health problems among the elderly and to promote their well-being.

Speaker

JINING LI PhD student in Department of Health and Environmental Sciences, she is working on issues with elderly mental health with the research topic: "Mental health among elderly in China". She is pursuing her PhD studies under the supervision of Dr. Don Prisno.