World Psychiatric Association along with CAREIF and the Centre for Psychiatry -a WPA Collaborating Centre – in Queen Mary, University of London, calls for action. WPA CAREIF Position Statement EUROPE Migrant Crisis.
There is often an intrinsic misunderstanding in Black and South Asian communities regarding the cause of mental illnesses with assumptions that illnesses are the ‘will of god,’ karmic retribution, evil eye or genetic for example. From our Trustee Professor Dinesh Bhugra
Our Trustee Dinesh Bhugra is exploring the portrayal of mental illness in Hindi cinema.
Cultural competency is now a core requirement for mental health professionals working with culturally diverse patient groups. Cultural competency training may improve the quality of mental health care for ethnic groups. Our Trustee Professor Kam Bhui leads this review.
Migrant groups reveal how cultural differences affect mental health. Doctors need to adapt, says our Trustee Professor Dinesh Bhugra.
Governments around the world are uniting in trying to defeat terrorist movements. A balanced and evidence-based approach is necessary.
This paper by our Trustee Prof Kam Bhui, probably a few years ahead of its time, might well go on to be the seminal piece that resets how policies are formulated, psychiatry is practised and evidence informs human behaviour- rather than opinions and myths.
from our Trustee Professor Kam Bhui & Professor Edgar Jones:
Doctors, lawyers and criminal justice agencies need methods to assess vulnerability to violent radicalization. In synergy, public health interventions aim to prevent the emergence of risk behaviours as well as prevent and treat new illness events. This paper describes a new method of assessing vulnerability to violent radicalization, and then investigates the role of previously reported causes, including poor self-reported health, anxiety and depression, adverse life events, poverty, and migration and socio-political factors. http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0090718#pone.0090718-Kohut2
careif is pleased to partner The World Association of Cultural Psychiatry to deliver this excellent global congress
Global Challenges & Cultural Psychiatry:
” Natural Disasters, Conflict, Insecurity, Migration, and Spirituality”
Puerto Vallarta; Jalisco; Mexico.
29th October 2015 to 2nd November 2015.
During the past several decades, there has been a steadily increasing recognition of the importance of cultural influences on life and mental health. Culture impacts mental illness so that culturally relevant care is needed for patients of diverse ethnic, racial and cultural backgrounds. From a social point of view, there has been rapid social and cultural change happening in the ever changing political and media world, as well as migration within and between nations. Societies are becoming multi-ethnic and poly-cultural in nature worldwide. From a clinical perspective, there is a need to improve cultural competence to provide proper psychiatric care of each patient;
4th WORLD CONGRESS OF CULTURAL PSYCHIATRY – PROCEEDINGS
A revealing piece by our careif Trustee Professor Dinesh Bhugra