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Mental Health, Race and Culture Third Edition by Suman Fernando

Mental Health, Race and Culture Third Edition


Mental Health, Race and Culture Third Edition by Suman Fernando

This powerful text offers a unique analysis of the impact of race and culture on contemporary issues in mental health. Drawing on extensive international experience, Fernando challenges the traditional ideas that inform practice in clinical psychology and psychiatry in order to promote new and alternative ways of thinking. Covering both theoretical perspectives and practical implications, this insightful text discusses perceptions of ethnicity and identity, compares practices around the world and looks at racism in mental health services. Topics new to the third edition include:? Trauma and psychosocial support? The new discourses in mental health of recovery, spirituality and well-being? The mental health of refugees? Specific developments in low-income countries, including Asia and Africa This fully revised, expanded and updated edition of a seminal text offers students and practitioners alike a comprehensive and reliable study of both western and non-western psychiatry and mental health practices.


Comment on second edition: 'Thorough, challenging and essential for today's society& multi-cultural professional interventions in mental health'- Ms Sarah Patrick, School of Health and Community Care, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK

About the Author

SUMAN FERNANDO is Visiting Professor in the Department of Applied Social Sciences at London Metropolitan University, UK,and Senior Lecturer atthe European Centre for Migration and Social Care (MASC), University of Kent, UK.He was a consultant psychiatrist for over twenty years in the National Health Service and is involved in non-governmentalorganisations in the UK and abroad. He has written and lectured widely on mental health development.

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Publication date

29th January 2010


Suman Fernando

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Palgrave an imprint of Palgrave Macmillan


248 pages


Care of the mentally ill
Ethnic studies



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