Disparities in Psychiatric Care: Clinical and Cross-cultural Perspectives

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Pedro Ruiz, Annelle Primm
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2010 - Medical - 363 pages
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This book offers evidence-based clinical approaches for understanding disparities in the provision of mental-health services in the U.S. and other industrialized nations. Chapters address the availability and barriers to care among various ethnic populations and the roles of their cultures, languages, and religions as they affect diagnostic and treatment approaches. Issues related to special populations such as migrants, refugees, incarcerated individuals, and the homeless are discussed. The book also addresses issues related to gender, sexual orientation, and age. Brief sections on training, education, and policy will lay the foundation for assessing evidence-based approaches and outcomes in these diverse populations.

  

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Contents

SECTION I
1
SECTION II
19
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
40
SECTION III
57
Gay Men
75
Bisexuals
94
Transgender Persons
107
SECTION IV
117
Mentally III Populations
210
Addressing Disparities
225
The Role of Cultural Competence
236
The Role of Emergency Care
248
The Role of Providers
257
The Role of Quality Care
267
The Role of Nonmedical Human Services
274
The Role of Education
290

Adulthood
127
Older Adults
139
SECTION V
149
Rural Populations
160
Addicted Populations
171
Incarcerated Populations
181
Chronic Mentally III Populations
189
Disabled Populations
198
The Role of Continuing Medical Education
299
Ethnic and Racial GroupSpecific Considerations
306
The Role of Parity
319
Global Perspectives
329
The Need for Universal Access to Care
343
Index
351
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Pedro Ruiz is Professor, Executive Vice Chair and Director of Clinical Programs, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA.

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