Elements of Culture and Mental Health

Elements of Culture and Mental Health

Critical Questions for Clinicians

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It is not enough for mental health professionals to make best use of the evidence base; they must also ensure that interventions are culturally appropriate, acceptable and ethical. This is a very complex task – to work with culturally diverse populations who may not expect the same sort of treatments or interventions or even assessment processes as the cultural majority. How can professionals work confidently with people from diverse cultural backgrounds, engage with the emotional and professional demands, and be more creative about how to improve the quality of care and the take up of care?This short volume, developed by service users, practitioners, teachers and researchers, aims to address this issue. Each chapter is a concise, thought-provoking, engaging and creative essay about a clinical scenario that is central to improving the quality of care to culturally diverse populations. The scenarios are common, and the essays set out beautifully some of the obstacles to improving care, dilemmas facing the clinician, and how they might be overcome.Covers common scenarios, faced by every clinicianIncludes working with survivors of conflict; working with interpretersChapters are concise, but further reading is signposted

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This volume of twenty essays edited by Bhui (psychoanalytic psychotherapist) and written by service users, practitioners, teachers, and researchers, provides insight into the skills necessary to ensure that interventions are culturally appropriate and ethical. The essays are common scenarios, which illustrate typical obstacles and how clinicians can overcome these obstacles to improve care. The essays include the following topics: trauma-focused therapy; ethnopsychopharmacology; cognitive-behavioral therapy; using an interpreter; culture, evaluation, assessment, and diagnosis; religion, spirituality and mental health. Distributed by Publishers Storage and Shipping Company, Fitchburg, MA. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: London : Royal College of Psychiatrists, 2013
ISBN: 9781908020932
Characteristics: 1 online resource (105 pages)


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