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Ethnicity and the delivery of mental health services

Ethnicity and the delivery of mental health services

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Published by Institute on Pluralism and Group Identity in New York, N. Y .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mental health services -- United States.,
  • Ethnicity.,
  • Minorities -- Health and hygiene.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementedited by Andrew J. Gordon.
    SeriesWorking paper series (Institute on Pluralism and Group Identity) -- no. 23
    ContributionsGordon, Andrew J.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination24 p. :
    Number of Pages24
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14089081M

    This guide helps professional care providers and administrators understand the role of culture in the delivery of mental health and substance use services. It describes cultural competence and discusses racial, ethnic, and cultural considerations. Racial/Ethnic Disparities in the Use of Mental Health Services in Poverty Areas I Julian Chun-Chung Chow, PhD, Kim Jaffee, PhD, and Lonnie Snowden, PhD Racial/ethnic disparities in health and mental health status have received increasing atten-tion. Well-documented gaps in health status are believed to reflect, among other factors.

    than through contact with the health services. Some researchers suggest that psychiatrists diagnose potential symptoms of mental illness differently depending on the ethnicity of the patient. Use of health services by BME groups Ethnic differences in health service delivery and the up-take of services have been reported, although this varies.   Ethnicity and mental health encounters in primary care: help-seeking and help-giving for perinatal depression among Black Caribbean women in the UK Dawn Edge Faculty of Medical & Human Sciences, Block 3, University Place, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK Correspondence @d by:

    A practitioner resource that increases the awareness of mental health disparities among children and youth and the environmental factors contributing to inequality in outcomes and service utilization. Promoting Positive Mental Health Among Racial/Ethnic Minority Children: Ensuring and Enhancing Services, Programs and Resources (PDF, MB). The type of mental health services provided makes a difference. Disparities among African-Americans disappeared when they sought services in public, rather than private, service settings, for example. "The obvious implication is that there's great benefit to public mental health services," says Smith.


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The extent to which minority groups rely on informal sources in lieu of, or in addition to, formal mental health services in primary or specialty care is not well studied. When they use mental health services, Some African Americans prefer therapists of the same race or ethnicity.

Mental health culture, race, and ethnicity: a supplement to Mental health, a report of the Surgeon General: executive summary (SuDoc HE M 52/2/SUPP./) [U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Mental health culture, race, and ethnicity: a supplement to Mental health, a report of the Surgeon General: executive Author: U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services. He was involved in Black and minority ethnic work on the National Service Framework for Mental Health and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Ethnicity and Inequalities in Health and Social Care.

Cultural competence in health care systems is defined as the ability to understand and integrate the features listed above into the provision of health care services. Culture, Heritage, and Diversity in Older Adult Mental Health Care prepares clinicians to provide sensitive, high-quality, culturally competent care to geriatric patients from diverse backgrounds and will prove indispensable as patient demographics.

The extensive evidence reviewed in this supplemental report to Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General () supports the conclusion that mental illnesses are serious and disabling disorders affecting all populations, regardless of race or ethnicity.

This Supplement also concludes that culture and social context influence mental health, mental illness, and mental health services in. This Supplement, Mental Health: Culture, Race, and Ethnicity, is an outgrowth of the report, Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General, the first Surgeon General's report ever issued on mental health and mental illness.

That report (hereinafter called the SGR) called attention to several overarching points that resonate throughout this Supplement (Box ). In recent years there has been a greater recognition of how cultural concepts, values, and beliefs influence the way mental symptoms are expressed, how individuals and their families respond to mental distresses and to psychiatric diagnosis and treatment, and how mental health care is delivered comprehensive, clinically oriented volume examines the expression and.

Second, mental health services are quite limited in the rural and isolated communities where many Indian and Native peoples live. Alaska Natives, in particular, have little mental health care available to them, as is the case of Alaskans generally (Rodenhauser, ). Although little is known about the role of mental health care within American Indian and Alaska Native life, there is some evidence regarding.

What mental health providers should know about mental health disparities among racial and ethnic minorities with lived experiences of serious mental illness (SMI). Within SMI populations, racial and ethnic minorities experience mental health disparities related to access and utilization of services, diagnosis and outcomes.

Although there is much variability from state to state, public behavioral health care services are coordinated and funded through state authorities for mental health and substance abuse.

Those authorities revolve around organized systems of care, are managed by designated not-for-profit agencies or units of county governments, and provide broad and diverse : Margaret Edmunds, Richard Frank, Michael Hogan, Dennis McCarty, Rhonda Robinson-Beale, Constance Wei.

Racial/ethnic, gender, and sexual minorities often suffer from poor mental health outcomes due to multiple factors including inaccessibility of high quality mental health care services, cultural stigma surrounding mental health care, discrimination, and overall lack of awareness about mental health.

Britain is a multicultural society and patients from ethnic minority groups form a significant proportion of mental health service users in inner cities, especially in London.

Their needs are being recognized more than ever before and are increasingly considered important in the planning and delivery of mental health by: 8. one of the main barriers to accessing mental health services for many BME service users.

Satisfaction with mental health services is higher where service users and service pro viders speak the same fi rst language (Fountain & Hicks, ). Racial Disadvantage and Discrimination Th e deaths of Black men in detention have been critiqued for by: 4. getting mental health services and supports A number of barriers have been identified for individuals from ethnic minority groups in accessing mental health services in Ireland.

Mental health services and staff should be aware of such barriers and the following should be considered in the development of culturally appropriate service delivery. The socio-political dimension may be new for mental health services, but it cannot be ignored.

Table 2 lists a code of behavior for the transcultural mental health professional. It is not simply about ethics. Rather, it is about accepting one’s role as a way of life. Cultural and linguistic competence in the delivery of mental health services for racial and ethnic minority populations has a profound effect on access to and quality of care.

Key to the delivery of such services is a diverse workforce that also represents the by: Culture, Ethnicity, and Mental Illness provides a cultural framework in the psychiatric care of a variety of groups in the United States, including African Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Asian Americans, Hispanics, women, elderly people, and gay men and : $ services and the wider culture that educates those who work in human services.

A good fit between families and family services results from addressing culture in purposive and meaningful ways in all phases of pro-gramming, including the development, delivery, and evaluation of family services as well as the training of providers. This book enables front line practitioners to understand why it is important to consider the specific needs of people from black and minority ethnic (BME) backgrounds in mental health settings.

It offers practical guidance on how practitioners can take positive steps to improve the quality of their work and their relationships with BME service Cited by: 8. People from ethnic minorities are less likely to seek mental health treatment and also more likely to present in crisis compared with the majority community in Western countries.

3 Some of these patterns can be examined in the context of how culture and the history of that culture modify how therapeutic systems, interventions and therapists are Cited by: 4. Furthermore, research has shown that the mental health experience of minorities has been greatly affected by culture and how society at large views that culture.

Racial and ethnic minorities in the U.S. are less likely than white people to seek mental health treatment, or to delay treatment until symptoms are severe.Minority Ethnic Communities”, which looked at the complexities of delivering mental health services in this context.

There was general agreement that mental health professionals would welcome the development of an online toolkit for specific advice or good practice in this area. (A conference report, along with copies of the presentations is.Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, 45(9), Campinha-Bacote, J.

(). The Process of Cultural Competence in the Delivery Healthcare Services: The .