Psychosocial/cultural issues in medicine and psychiatry: treating African Americans.


Journal Article (Review)

In general, we are raised in a specific cultural environment, and consequently, we have a common sense of identity, shared standards, and religion. The effects of this commonality carries over into health-care situations, including health maintenance and disease prevention. This article provides an overview of how psychosocial/cultural issues have been used with insensitivity to race, culture, and the value orientations of African Americans. It is concluded that the training of all health-care practitioners should include psychosocial/cultural aspects of illnesses.

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Cited Authors

  • Carter, JH

Published Date

  • December 1995

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 87 / 12

Start / End Page

  • 857 - 860

PubMed ID

  • 8558616

Pubmed Central ID

  • 8558616

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1943-4693

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0027-9684


  • eng