ERIC Number: ED139585
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Transcultural Psychiatry: An Hispanic Perspective. Spanish Speaking Mental Health Research Center Monograph Number Four.
Padilla, Eligio R., Ed.; Padilla, Amado M., Ed.
Presenting multi-ethnic views about the delivery of mental health services to the Hispanic population, this monograph contains 18 papers presented at the joint meeting of the Puerto Rican Medical Association's Psychiatry, Neurology and Neurosurgery Section, the Caribbean Psychiatric Association, and the American Psychiatric Association held in May 1976. The papers cover such topics as: the psychodynamics of prejudice; the evaluation and quality control of mental health services; the community mental health center in the central city--issues for administrators; clinical issues in the psychiatric treatment of Puerto Ricans; a community mental health program for Chicago's Spanish speaking people (8 years of evolution); psychiatric services to Puerto Rican patients in the Bronx; the importance of a community mental health center in a Spanish speaking community; diagnostic and prognostic surprises in Spanish American patients in Colorado; a separate complete program for Spanish speaking patients; the use of community workers in a Spanish speaking community; subtle bias in the treatment of the Spanish speaking; participation of Latinos and Blacks in outpatient services consumer surveys; day treatment of Hispanic adolescents involved with the courts; the language handicapped psychiatrist and patient in a bilingual situation; pharmacotherapy; voodoo, spiritualism and psychiatry; psychiatry and the criminal system; and the abused and neglected child. (NQ)
Descriptors: Agency Role, Bias, Bilingualism, Blacks, Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Community Involvement, Community Organizations, Community Programs, Cultural Influences, Drug Therapy, Folk Culture, Human Services, Language Handicaps, Mental Health, Mental Health Clinics, Mental Health Programs, Patients, Psychiatric Services, Psychiatry, Puerto Ricans, Spanish Americans, Spanish Speaking, Urban Areas
UCLA, Spanish Speaking Mental Health Research Center, Los Angeles, California 90024 ($2.50)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Spanish Speaking Mental Health Research and Development Program.