Culture and Mental Health Research Training for the Pacific Basin Area

  • David Y. H. Wu


The lack of research training for psychiatrists has been noticed by psychiatric professionals.1,2,3,4 Research training in transcultural psychiatry is rarely available, for the paucity of literature in this area speaks for the fact. Although recently there has been increasing attention towards the cultural factors in mental health, resources as well as opportunities are limited both in teaching and research training.


Mental Health Mental Health Service Research Training Pacific Basin Mental Health Care System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Y. H. Wu
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Culture Learning InstituteEast-West CenterHonoluluUSA
  2. 2.Department of Psychiatry, John Burn’s School of MedicineUniversity of HawaiiHonoluluUSA

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