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Understanding the social context of violent and aggressive incidents on an inpatient unit.
The English National Service Framework for Mental Health stipulates that the highest quality of health care should be provided for mental health service users. Incidents of aggression and violenceExpand
Some social and phenomenological characteristics of psychotic immigrants.
Various studies have shown: (i) increased rates of psychoses in immigrants to Britain, and a particularly high rate of schizophrenia in the West Indian- and West African-born; and (ii) a greaterExpand
Seeking help for psychological distress: The interface of Zulu traditional healing and Western biomedicine
This study explores how psychological distress is identified and explained among Zulu people, examines how traditional healers understand their role and treatment methods and investigates theExpand
Acute psychotic reactions in Caribbean-born patients.
A prospective study of patients with religious delusions identified 24 West Indian and West African patients. Those who had none of Schneider's first-rank symptoms of schizophrenia (principally WestExpand
Discourses of blame: accounting for aggression and violence on an acute mental health inpatient unit.
The English National Service Framework for Mental Health stipulates that the highest quality of health care should be provided for mental health service users in the most efficient and effectiveExpand
Aliens and Alienists: Ethnic Minorities and Psychiatry
In this classic text the authors examine the links between racism, psychological ill health and inadequate treatment of ethnic minorities. Through a series of case studies they discuss: * theExpand
The butterfly and the serpent: Culture, psychopathology and biomedicine
Cultural explanations of psychopathology in the West have rarely employed models derived by anthropologists for small-scale non-literate communities. Some general features of those ritual patternsExpand
A Comparison of Communication Modes in Adult Psychiatry
The process and outcome of clinical tasks in an acute psychiatric unit were compared using four different communication modes: face to face, telephone, hands-free telephone, and a low-costExpand
A preliminary survey of Italian intravenous heroin users in London.
The present study analyses the phenomenon of the migration to London of Italian intravenous drug users. Using structured questionnaires and prevalence data it was estimated that a significant numberExpand
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