Looking for "a good doctor": a cultural formulation of the treatment of a First Nations woman using western and First Nations method.

  title={Looking for "a good doctor": a cultural formulation of the treatment of a First Nations woman using western and First Nations method.},
  author={Gerald V Mohatt and Sverre Varvin},
  journal={American Indian and Alaska native mental health research : journal of the National Center},
  volume={8 2},
The following paper utilizes the DSM-IV suggested clinical and cultural formulation to present an example of how First Nations and western treatment methods can work together to treat a First Nation's woman with a serious mental disorder. The formulation provides reflections on cultural elements in the diagnosis and what distinct and common elements are present in the First Nations and western explanatory models for etiology and treatment. 

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