New mental health services for deaf patients

Swanson, Lynne
January 2007
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/16/2007, Vol. 176 Issue 2, p160
Academic Journal
The article discusses the new services at Mental Health Services for the Deaf (MHSD) at Regional Mental Health Care in Ontario, Canada. Elizabeth Lock, hearing psychiatrist and Cathy Chovaz McKinnon, deaf clinical psychologist provide the services. The article mentions that communication difficulties pose problems when patients who are deaf and deaf-blind contact their doctor to access health care. Information on the services provided by MHSD is also mentioned.


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