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Title Cultural consultation [electronic resource] : encountering the other in mental health care / Laurence J. Kirmayer, Jaswant Guzder, C⥣ile Rousseau, editors.

Published New York : Springer, ò014.


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Physical description 1 online resource (xix, 355 pages) : illustrations.
Series International and cultural psychology, 1574-0455
International and cultural psychology series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: The Place of Culture in Mental Health Services -- Development and Evaluation of the Cultural Consultation Service -- The Process of Cultural Consultation -- Cultural Consultation in Child Psychiatry -- Working with Interpreters -- Culture Brokers, Clinically Applied Ethnography and Cultural Mediation -- Family Systems in Cultural Consultation -- Gender, Power & Ethnicity in Cultural Consultation -- Community Consultation and Mediation with Racialized and Marginalized Minorities -- Addressing Cultural Diversity Through Collaborative Care -- Consultation to Remote and Indigenous Communities -- Cultural Consultation for Refugees -- Consultation to Youth Protection and Legal Settings -- Cultural Consultation in General Hospital Psychiatry -- Cultural Consultations in Medical Settings -- Conclusion: The Future of Cultural Consultation.
Summary Cultural diversity is a global challenge for mental health services. The changing demography of communities requires rethinking approaches to cultural competence for health professionals and institutions. Cultural consultation is a way to improve the quality of mental health care by providing a nuanced understanding of the predicaments that prompt diverse clients to seek help, and the social contexts of their mental health problems, to guide clinical assessment and intervention. Cultural Consultation explores the practice of cultural consultation as a strategy to improve the quality of mental health care for diverse populations. The contributors, who have worked together at an innovative clinical service, frame best practices in psychiatry clinical psychology, and social work in relation to empathy, human rights, and culturally responsive and ethically sound care. A detailed model of the process of cultural consultation, from initial intake, through assessment, to recommendations and referrals, provides guidelines for clinical practice. Expert contributors examine specialized settings (medical, psychiatric emergency, inpatient, social/legal services), populations (remote, indigenous, child and youth), and contextual issues in the care of people with a wide range of mental health problems. Numerous case examples, charts, and tools add depth for readers interested in developing similar services or enhancing existing practice.
Notes Description based on print version record.
Other author Kirmayer, Laurence J., 1952-
Guzder, Jaswant.
Rousseau, C⥣ile.
Subject Mental health consultation -- Social aspects -- Canada.
Mental health services -- Social aspects -- Canada.
Minorities -- Mental health services -- Canada.
Ethnopsychology -- Canada.
Culture -- Psychological aspects.
HEALTH & FITNESS / Diseases / General
MEDICAL / Clinical Medicine
MEDICAL / Diseases
MEDICAL / Evidence-Based Medicine
MEDICAL / Internal Medicine
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781461476153 (electronic bk.)
1461476151 (electronic bk.)
Standard Number 10.1007/978-1-4614-7615-3