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Cross Cultural Psychiatry: A Practical Guide Dinesh Bhugra

Cross Cultural Psychiatry: A Practical Guide

Dinesh Bhugra

Published June 28th 2001
ISBN : 9780340763797
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Within our increasingly diverse society, the needs of patients from other cultures, especially the minority ethnic groups, are being recognized at local and international levels. Recent data, however, indicate that the realities in service deliveryMoreWithin our increasingly diverse society, the needs of patients from other cultures, especially the minority ethnic groups, are being recognized at local and international levels. Recent data, however, indicate that the realities in service delivery do not mirror this. Cross-cultural Psychiatry provides a practical guide for mental health professionals to 1) recognize culture specific differences in presentation within clinical settings- 2) understand differing idioms of stress and distress and accord them appropriate prominence- and 3) thereby improve the delivery of services, their acceptance by individuals, and the overall quality of care. Focusing on clinical skills, and drawing on case studies in actual practice, this invaluable guide shows how best to develop traditional clinical practice for todays cross-cultural client.