Forensic Psychiatry, Race and Culture by Suman Fernando
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Forensic Psychiatry, Race and Culture
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Forensic Psychiatry, Race and Culture

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Forensic Psychiatry, Race and Culture by Suman Fernando

Book Description

Forensic psychiatry is the discipline which distinguishes the 'mad' from the 'bad', but are its values inherently racist? Why are individuals from non-Western backgrounds over-represented statistically in those diagnosed with schizophrenia and other serious illnesses? The authors argue that the values on which psychiatry is based are firmly rooted in ethnocentric Western culture, with profound implications for individual diagnosis and systems of care. Through detailed exploration of the history of psychiatry, current clinical issues and present public policy, this powerful book traces the growth of a system in which non-conformity to the prevailing cultural norms risks alienation and diagnosis of mental disorder.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415153225
ISBN-10: 0415153220
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 22mm)
Pages: 253
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 16-Apr-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author Suman Fernando

Mental Health Worldwide by Suman Fernando Mental Health Worldwide, Hardback (April 2014)

Offers a perceptive critique of the universalized model of psychiatry and its apparent exportation from the West to the developing world. Rooted in detailed analysis of the problems this causes, the book proposes new suggestions for advancing the field of mental health and wellbeing in a way that is ethical, sustainable and culturally sensitive.

Mental Health, Race and Culture by Suman Fernando Mental Health, Race and Culture, Paperback (January 2010)

This is the third, significantly expanded and revised, edition of this seminal text. Incorporating additional contemporary topics, including mental health of refugees, trauma and psychosocial approaches, this text offers an illuminating account of mental health and mental disorder seen cross-culturally and internationally.

Working with Ethnicity, Race and Culture in Mental Health by Suman Fernando Working with Ethnicity, Race and Culture in Mental Health, Paperback (October 2008)

This book enables practitioners to understand why it is important to consider the needs of people from black and minority ethnic (BME) backgrounds in mental health settings. It offers guidance on how they can take positive steps to improve the quality of their work their relationships with BME users, and ultimately how to improve their outcomes.

Mental Health in a Multi-ethnic Society by Suman Fernando Mental Health in a Multi-ethnic Society, Paperback (August 2008)

A guide on issues around race, culture and mental health service provision. It covers issues around mental health service provision for black and minority ethnic (BME) communities, including refugees and asylum seekers; and critical accounts of how these issues may be confronted, with examples of projects that attempt to do just that.

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