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Title The Massachusetts General Hospital textbook on diversity and cultural sensitivity in mental health / Ranna Parekh, editor.

Publication Info. New York : Humana Press, 2014.


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Internet  WORLD WIDE WEB E-BOOK EBSCOEBC    Downloadable
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 314 pages) : color illustrations.
Series Current Clinical Psychiatry
Current clinical psychiatry.
Contents Mental Health of Arab Americans: Cultural Considerations for Excellence of Care -- Identification and Approach to Treatment of Mental Health Disorders in South Asian Populations -- Cultural sensitivity: what should we understand about Latinos? -- Not by Convention: Working with People on the Sexual & Gender Continuum -- American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Perspectives -- Psychiatry for People of African Descent in the USA -- Understanding the mental health of refugees: Trauma, stress and the cultural context -- Diversity Dialogue: An Innovative model for diversity training -- The Engagement Interview Protocol (EIP): Improving the Acceptance of Mental Health Treatment among Culturally Diverse Populations -- Cultural and Diversity Issues in Mediation and Negotiation -- Providing Medical Care to Diverse Populations -- Cultivating Courage, Compassion, and Cultural Sensitivity in News Reporting of Mental Health.
Summary Long considered important for professionals working with minority and under-represented populations, cross-cultural competency has become a requisite for all health care providers. As society in the US increasingly diversifies, there is a crucial need to prepare health care professionals to effectively treat this changing population. The Massachusetts General Hospital Textbook on Diversity and Cultural Sensitivity in Mental Health addresses the importance and relevance of cultural sensitivity in US mental health. Prominent researchers and clinicians examine the cultural and cross-cultural mental health issues of Native American, Latino, Asian, African American, Middle Eastern, Refugee and LGBQT communities. The discussion includes understanding the complexities in making mental health diagnoses and the various meanings it has for the socio-cultural group described, as well as biopsychosocial treatment options and challenges. In understanding the specific populations, the analysis delves into overarching concepts that may apply to specific populations and to those at the intersection of multiple cultures. An invaluable resource for mental health professionals, including clinicians, researchers, educators, leaders and advocates in the United States, The Massachusetts General Hospital Textbook on Diversity and Cultural Sensitivity in Mental Health provides the necessary understanding and insights for research and clinical practice in specific cultural and multicultural groups.
Note Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed November 25, 2013).
Subject Psychiatry, Transcultural.
Cross-cultural counseling.
Medicine & Public Health.
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Life Stages / General
PSYCHOLOGY / Developmental / General
PSYCHOLOGY / Developmental / Lifespan Development
Added Author Parekh, Ranna, editor.
ISBN 9781461489184 (electronic bk.)
1461489180 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 10.1007/978-1-4614-8918-4 doi
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