Basic & Clinical Medicine ›› 2014, Vol. 34 ›› Issue (2): 282-285.

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A discussion on the rehabilitation mode of Taixing leprosy village


  • Received:2012-12-10 Revised:2013-05-01 Online:2014-02-05 Published:2014-01-13

Abstract: The leprosy village, a product of the special historical period, has made prominent contributions to the prevention and cure of leprosy. With the development of prevention and treatment, the number of the new-onset leprosy patients has decreased remarkably, so the rehabilitation therapy of the convalescents becomes the key work of leprosy village. In the summer of 2012, 28 studets at Grade 2008 of Department of Clinical Medicine, Peking Union Medical College, carried out a social practice in Taixing leprosy village, Jiangsu Province. In the survey, it has been found out that the rehabilitation mode of leprosy village in which all patients are insulated from the rest of society does have some drawbacks, the worst of which is the physical and psychological health of the convalescents couldn’t develop in a healthy way. Therefore, improving the rehabilitation mode and enhancing social humanistic concern should be a new developmental direction of the leprosy village.

Key words: leprosy village, rehabilitation mode, insulation, humanistic concern, social practice

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