04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Initiatives for improving mental health services to ethnic minorities in Australia

Initiatives for improving mental health services to ethnic minorities in Australia

Several major policy initiatives have been undertaken in Victoria, Australia’s second-largest state, to address difficulties in providing accessible and culturally sensitive mental health services to ethnic minorities. These initiatives include the development and publication of a policy statement, alteration of funding formulas to take into account populations of persons with non-English-speaking backgrounds, incentive funding mechanisms, […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Mental health services use among school-aged children with disabilities: the role of sociodemographics, functional limitations, family burdens, and care coordination

Mental health services use among school-aged children with disabilities: the role of sociodemographics, functional limitations, family burdens, and care coordination

OBJECTIVE: To examine the use of mental health services and correlates of receiving services among community-dwelling children with disabilities, ages 6 to 17 years. STUDY DESIGN: Data are from the 1994 and 1995 National Health Interview Survey Disability Supplements (NHIS-D), conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics. The study sample is 4,939 children with […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Introduction to the special issue: economic, health, and mental health disparities among ethnic minority children and families

Introduction to the special issue: economic, health, and mental health disparities among ethnic minority children and families

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Increasing access and building equity into mental health services: an examination of the potential for change

Increasing access and building equity into mental health services: an examination of the potential for change

This article explores the use of mental health care services by ethnoracial people in Canada and distinguishes between the reasons for underutilization of services by ethnoracial groups and the barriers which prevent ethnoracial groups from accessing services. Research focusing on Canadian race relations is reviewed to reveal how they are paralleled in the functioning of […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Emerging issues in gender and ethnic differences in substance abuse and treatment

Emerging issues in gender and ethnic differences in substance abuse and treatment

The emerging understanding of gender differences among ethnic minorities in the rates, etiology, course, and treatment of substance abuse and common comorbid mental health disorders has significant scientific and practical implications. Growing recognition of these differences and their implications for treatment and policy decisions has highlighted research gaps and the need for more thoughtful application […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Psychiatric services for ethnic minority groups: a third way?[comment]

Psychiatric services for ethnic minority groups: a third way?[comment]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Priority issues in Latino mental health services research

Priority issues in Latino mental health services research

This paper identifies issues and trends affecting the quality and comprehensiveness of Latino mental health research and services. These issues include current patterns of need and services use, rapid expansion of the Latino population, extraordinary rates of uninsured, social and language barriers to care, transformation in treatment science and technology, and the sheer complexity and […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Cultural competence in psychosocial and psychiatric care: a critical perspective with reference to research and clinical experiences in California, US and in Germany

Cultural competence in psychosocial and psychiatric care: a critical perspective with reference to research and clinical experiences in California, US and in Germany

The impact of culture and ethnicity on the diagnosis and treatment of patients with mental disorders has been of growing interest and concern to professionals in the United States and also in Germany. This contribution intends to give an overview of key aspects regarding competence in intercultural situations using research and clinical experiences from the […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Trends in mental health: implications for advanced practice nurses

Trends in mental health: implications for advanced practice nurses

PURPOSE: To examine current trends in mental health care for vulnerable populations and suggest how advanced practice nurses (APNs) can incorporate mental health care into primary care practice. DATA SOURCES: Original research and evidence-based clinical articles, government publications, and professional practice guidelines. CONCLUSIONS: Vulnerable populations, such as racial and ethnic minorities, adults with chronic mental […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Will it deliver?

Will it deliver?

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