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Published: May 2010
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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:
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.
Previous versions of 23 of the
chapters have been published in the College’s journal Advances in Psychiatric Treatment. These
have now been extensively updated, plus six chapters have been
newly commissioned for this book.
Of particular relevance for new
psychiatric trainees, plus also of interest to other disciplines
such as nurses, psychologists or occupational therapists.
About the editors:
Rahul Bhattacharya - Psychiatrist at
Mile End Hospital, London.
Sean Cross - Registrar in
Liaison Psychiatry at St Thomas' Hospital, London.
Dinesh Bhugra - (Head of the
Section of Cultural Diversity at the Institute of Psychiatry,
London and President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists
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