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The Massachusetts General Hospital Textbook on Diversity and Cultural Sensitivity in Mental Health

  • Ranna Parekh

Part of the Current Clinical Psychiatry book series (CCPSY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Specific Populations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Aida L. Jiménez, Margarita Alegría, Richard F. Camino-Gaztambide, Lazaro V. Zayas
      Pages 61-87
    3. Joseph E. Trimble, Jeff King, Teresa D. LaFromboise, Dolores Subia BigFoot, Dennis Norman
      Pages 119-138
    4. Carl Bell, Dominica F. McBride
      Pages 139-163
    5. B. Heidi Ellis, Kate Murray, Colleen Barrett
      Pages 165-187
  3. Innovative Ways to Understand Diversity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. Estee Sharon, Anne Emmerich, Ranna Parekh
      Pages 191-212
    3. David A. Hoffman, Katherine Triantafillou
      Pages 229-251
    4. Deborah Washington, Robert Doyle
      Pages 253-276
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 295-314

About this book

Introduction

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. 

Keywords

cultural competency cultural sensitivity ethnicity minorities prejudice race

Editors and affiliations

  • Ranna Parekh
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-8918-4
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-8917-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-8918-4
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