ERIC Number: EJ471972
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: 0
Clinical Diagnosis among Diverse Populations: A Multicultural Perspective.
Families in Society, v73 n6 p371-77 Jun 1992
Discusses four ways in which clinical diagnosis can be detrimental to minority clients: (1) cultural expressions of symptomatology; (2) unreliable research instruments; (3) clinician bias; and (4) institutional racism. Recommendations to avoid misdiagnosis begin with accurate assessment of a client's history and cultural background. (SLD)
Descriptors: Clinical Diagnosis, Clinical Psychology, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Background, Cultural Differences, Diagnostic Tests, Ethnic Groups, Evaluation Methods, Mental Health Workers, Minority Groups, Racial Bias, Racial Differences, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Test Reliability, Therapy
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Institutional Discrimination; Multicultural Counseling
Note: Special issue: "Multicultural Practice." For journal availability, see UD 517 495.