Disparities in Psychiatric Care: Disparities in Psychiatric Care

Disparities in Psychiatric Care: Disparities in Psychiatric Care

by Pedro Ruiz, Annelle Primm

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This book offers evidence-based clinical approaches for understanding disparities in the provision of mental-health services in the U.S. and other industrialized nations. Chapters address the availability and barriers to care among various ethnic populations and the roles of their cultures, languages, and religions as they affect diagnostic and treatment approaches. Issues related to special populations such as migrants, refugees, incarcerated individuals, and the homeless are discussed. The book also addresses issues related to gender, sexual orientation, and age. Brief sections on training, education, and policy will lay the foundation for assessing evidence-based approaches and outcomes in these diverse populations.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781451161366
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Health
Publication date: 02/03/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 368
File size: 4 MB

Table of Contents

List of Contributors vi

Preface xi

Foreword xvi

Section I Foundations 1

1 Historical Perspectives Anita Everett 1

2 Determinants of Disparities Altha J. Stewart 10

Section II Disparities Among Ethnic Groups 19

3 African Americans Annelle B. Primm William B. Lawson 19

4 Hispanic Americans Renato D. Alarcón Pedro Ruiz 30

5 Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Francis G. Lu 40

6 American Indians and Alaska Natives Jay H. Shore Spero M. Manson 52

Section III Disparities Among Gender and Sexual Minorities 63

7 Women Caroline E. Fisher Roslyn Seligman 63

8 Gay Men Jack Drescher 75

9 Lesbians Nimisha Gokaldas Khakasa Wapenyi 86

10 Bisexuals Serena Yuan Volpp 94

11 Transgender Persons Richard R. Pleak 107

Section IV Disparities Among Age Groups 117

12 Children and Adolescents Andres J. Pumariega 117

13 Adulthood Ann Marie Sullivan Charles T. Barron 127

14 Older Adults Maria D. Llorente Vernon I. Nathaniel Shunda McGahee 139

Section V Disparities Among Special Populations 149

15 Migrant and Refugee Populations Joseph J. Westermeyer Michael Hollifeld José Cañive 149

16 Rural Populations Suzanne Vogel-Scibilia 160

17 Addicted Populations Beny J. Primm Warren W. Hewitt Annelle B. Primm Marisela B. Gomez 171

18 Incarcerated Populations Henry C. Weinstein 181

19 Chronic Mentally III Populations Jacqueline Maus Feldman 189

20 Disabled Populations Alex Kopelowicz Steven R. Lopez William A. Vega 198

21 Mentally III Populations Suzanne Vogel-Scibilia 210

Section VI Addressing Disparities 225

22 The Culturally Sensitive Evaluation Ora Nakash Daniel Rosen Margarita Alegría 225

23 The Role of Cultural Competence Russell F. Lim 236

24 The Role of Emergency Care Benedicto Borja Steven S. Sharfstein 248

25 The Role of Providers Rodrigo A. Muñoz Harold Eist 257

26 The Role of Quality Care John M. Oldham John S. Mclntyre 267

27 The Role of Nonmedical Human Services and Alternative Medicine William Sribney Katherine Elliott Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola Hendry Ton 274

28 The Role of Education Evaristo Akerele Niru Nahar Ada Ikeako 290

29 The Role of Continuing Medical Education Carlyle H. Chan Joseph B. Layde 299

30 Ethnic and Racial Group-Specific Considerations Margarita Alegría Meghan Woo David Takeuchi James Jackson 306

31 The Role of Parity Robert C. Bransfield Douglas R. Bransfield 319

32 Global Perspectives Mario Maj David Baron 329

33 The Need for Universal Access to Care Pedro Ruiz Annelle B. Primm 343

Index 351

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