Race, culture and mental health care for refugees

Watters, Charles (2014) Race, culture and mental health care for refugees. In: Moodley, Roy and Ocampo, Martha (eds.) Critical psychiatry and mental health: exploring the work of Suman Fernando in clinical practice. Routledge. ISBN 9781138016583

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Abstract

Critical Psychiatry and Mental Health critically explores the current theory and practice of ethno-psychiatry and multicultural mental health practices and policies. Through an in-depth discussion of the work of Suman Fernando, one of the world’s leading scholars and researchers in race, culture and mental health, an international selection of contributors discuss and debate issues affecting mental health and minority ethnic individuals and groups.

The book offers a new approach to global mental health, arguing that the use of outdated and outmoded ways in which psychiatry is researched and practiced is a thing of the past, that social justice can only be achieved through a more democratic approach to mental health care and emphasising that the inclusion of cultural and traditional healing methods and practices are vital to meeting diverse needs. Split into five parts, the book covers:

Critique of Western Psychiatry and Mental Health

Challenges and Opportunities in Mental Health Care

Training and Development in Mental Health Practice

Transnational Contexts: Engaging the work of Suman Fernando

Personal Reflections on Suman Fernando’s Life and Work

Critical Psychiatry and Mental Health is ideal for researchers and practitioners in health and mental health, psychiatry, counselling and psychotherapy and anyone interested in the intersection of race, culture and mental health.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Social Work and Social Care
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology > HV0040 Social service. Social work. Charity organization and practice Including social case work, private and public relief, institutional care, rural social work, work relief
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology > HV0640 Refugee problems
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine > RA0790 Mental health. Mental illness prevention
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Depositing User: Pascale Fanning-Tichborne
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2015 15:11
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2015 15:11
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/53234
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