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From post-traumatic stress disorder to cultural bereavement: diagnosis of Southeast Asian refugees.
TLDR
It is argued that cultural bereavement, by mapping the subjective experience of refugees, gives meaning to the refugee's distress, clarifies the 'structure' of the person's reactions to loss, frames psychiatric disorder in some refugees, and complements the psychiatric diagnostic categories. Expand
A Qualitative Study of Barriers to Mental Health Services Utilisation Among Migrants From Mainland China in South-East Sydney
TLDR
Mental health services must become more culturally competent in their attempts to engage the target group and to deliver both acute and continuing care, and caution against assuming heterogeneity within ethnic groups. Expand
Classification of Natural and Supernatural Causes of Mental Distress: Development of a Mental Distress Explanatory Model Questionnaire
  • M. Eisenbruch
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The Journal of nervous and mental disease
  • 1 November 1990
TLDR
The background and development of a Mental Distress Explanatory Model Questionnaire designed to explore how people from different cultures explain mental distress is described, with the potential to be used for community health screening and for monitoring patient care. Expand
Understanding community beliefs of Chinese‐Australians about cancer: Initial insights using an ethnographic approach
TLDR
Taking into consideration the heterogeneity of the Chinese population, the findings provide an insight into Chinese illness conceptualization that may assist health professionals to develop an understanding of how the cultural explanatory models affect access to screening services, communication of diagnosis of cancer and management of treatment regimen. Expand
Cross-cultural aspects of bereavement. I: A conceptual framework for comparative analysis
  • M. Eisenbruch
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Culture, medicine and psychiatry
  • 1 September 1984
TLDR
This paper reviews some key conceptual questions in the study of cross-cultural aspects of bereavement, including whether individuals in all societies share the same private experience and public expression of grief. Expand
The Mental Health of Refugee Children and Their Cultural Development 1
A large proportion of Indochinese refugees are children. This article suggests that uprooted children may experience powerful grief, not only in response to personal loss of loved ones, but also toExpand
Bringing Order Out of Chaos: A Culturally Competent Approach to Managing the Problems of Refugees and Victims of Organized Violence
TLDR
The 9-step model that TPO has developed as a blueprint for each new intervention is described, and preliminary evaluative comments on the model's performance are provided. Expand
A bridge between cultures: interpreters’ perspectives of consultations with migrant oncology patients
TLDR
Resolving potential conflicts between information provision and advocacy is an important area of cross-cultural communication research and further training and support is required to enhance interpreters’ competence in managing delicate situations from a professional, cultural and psychological perspective. Expand
Prognostic communication preferences of migrant patients and their relatives
TLDR
Migrant patients comprise a significant proportion of Western oncologists' clientele and little is known about their personal preferences for communication and information, or the concordance of views held between patients and family members. Expand
Toward cultural competence in cancer genetic counseling and genetics education: Lessons learned from Chinese-Australians
TLDR
This community-based study confirmed and validated views and beliefs on inheritance and kinship and inherited cancer attributed to senior family members by Chinese-Australians who attended cancer genetic counseling and were used to develop strategies for culturally competent cancer genetic Counseling with Australian-Chinese patients. Expand
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