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The changing demographics and economics of the growing multicultural world and longstanding disparities in the health status of people from culturally and ethnically diverse backgrounds have challenged healthcare professionals to consider cultural competence a priority. In this article,...
National health care organizations have placed greater emphasis on meeting the mental care needs of minority clients in the United States. Disparities in mental health care use among various populations have been clearly demonstrated. This article discusses what is known about mental health care...
Race and its associated concept, racism, have long been linked to social and health problems. In this article, racism as a social construct is defined, and some of the literature on racism and mental health is reviewed. Examples from the literature and the author’s research on Black women and...
African American families of children who are diagnosed with a serious emotional disturbance (SED) often report that mental health services are not readily available, accessible, or culturally relevant. A case study is used to illustrate issues related to access and utilization of mental health...
The contexts in which traumatic experiences occur contribute to interpretations of their meaning and responses. Social and ethnocultural responses to traumatic or stressful life events are diverse. Psychiatric nurses are critical in the healing process of individuals, families, and communities....
Cultural competence is a key factor in the delivery of quality psychiatric mental health (PMH) nursing care. The Interlocking Paradigm of Cultural Competence (IPCC) is a best-practice model developed from the work of Peplau, Leininger, Nichols, Campinha-Bacote, and Purnell. The IPCC has five...
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