Clinical topics in cultural psychiatry [E-Book] / edited by Rahul Bhattacharya, Sean Cross and Dinesh Bhugra.
Bhattacharya, Rahul, (editor)
Cross, Sean, (editor) / Bhugra, Dinesh, (editor)
London : RCPsych, 2010
1 online resource (xix, 424 pages)
Clinical Topics in
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Cultural factors play a very important role in the way psychiatric symptoms are presented to clinicians and how clinicians deal with them. This book offers practical advice on the topic for the individual mental health practitioner. It provides an overview of cultural factors in the causation and management of mental health problems and an introduction to cultural competency training for healthcare professionals (now required for all National Health Service staff by the Department of Health). Topics include cross-cultural psychiatric assessment, intellectual disability and ethnicity, cultural aspects of eating disorder, black and minority ethnic issues in forensic psychiatry, treatment of victims of trauma, and ethnic and cultural factors in psychopharmacology. Practising clinicians and other mental health professionals will find this introduction extremely useful in ensuring that clinical teams work together effectively and provide optimal care for their patients, irrespective of ethnicity, culture or religion.