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Macmillan Higher Education

Mental Health, Race and Culture

Third Edition

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Paperback - 9780230212718

29 January 2010

£29.99

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Ebook - 9781137013682

28 January 2010

£19.99

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This powerful text offers a unique analysis of the impact of race and culture on contemporary issues in mental health. Drawing on extensive international experience, Fernando challenges the traditional ideas that inform...

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This powerful text offers a unique analysis of the impact of race and culture on contemporary issues in mental health. Drawing on extensive international experience, Fernando challenges the traditional ideas that inform practice in clinical psychology and psychiatry in order to promote new and alternative ways of thinking. Covering both theoretical perspectives and practical implications, this insightful text discusses perceptions of ethnicity and identity, compares practices around the world and looks at racism in mental health services.

This fully revised, expanded and updated edition of a seminal text offers students and practitioners alike a comprehensive and reliable study of both western and non-western psychiatry and mental health practices.

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Draws on knowledge from a wide range of sources and personal experience, spanning many different countries

Written by a leading authority considered one of the foremost commentators in the field
It looks and analyses at a range of aspects of 'race' and culture

Covers trauma and psychosocial support
Looks at the new discourses in mental health of recovery, spirituality and well-being
Examines the mental health of refugees
Refers to specific developments in low-income countries, including Asia and Africa 

Introduction 
PART 1: THEORY AND TRADITION
Race and Culture; Ethnicity and Identity
Traditional Approaches to Mental Health
Background and Culture of Psychiatry
Racism in Psychiatry
Changing Discourse in Mental Health
Trauma and Post-traumatic Stress; Suffering and Violence
PART II: PRACTICE AND INNOVATION
Application of Psychiatry: Bias and Imperialism
Asian and African 'Therapy' for Mental Health
Mental Health in Low and Middle Income Countries
Mental Health of Refugees in High Income Countries
Prospects for Plurality in Therapies for Mental Health 
Mental Health for All

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SUMAN FERNANDO is Visiting Professor in the Department of Applied Social Sciences at London Metropolitan University, UK,and Senior Lecturer atthe European Centre for Migration and Social Care (MASC), University of Kent, UK.He was a consultant psychiatrist for over twenty years in the National Health Service and is involved in non-governmentalorganisations in the UK and abroad. He has written and lectured widely on mental health development.

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SUMAN FERNANDO is Visiting Professor in the Department of Applied Social Sciences at London Metropolitan University, UK,and Senior Lecturer atthe European Centre for Migration and Social Care (MASC), University of Kent, UK.He was a consultant psychiatrist for over twenty years in the National Health Service and is involved in non-governmentalorganisations in the UK and abroad. He has written and lectured widely on mental health development.

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