Social Work, Psychiatric

Publication Title: 
International Review of Psychiatry (Abingdon, England)

The Salutogenesis theory and its essential component, the sense of coherence (SOC) is an epigenetic concept. The SOC was defined as a 'way of being in the world'. As such it is most important that one's SOC will be intact for healthy mental status. Collisions between western and non-western cultures might interfere in the process of psychiatric and psychotherapeutic treatment. This review demonstrates the importance of a culture-sensitive approach and therapy and the usefulness of specific culture-sensitive services for certain non-western populations.

Author(s): 
Benyamin, Maoz
Hadar, Shalev
Asher, Shiber
Publication Title: 
Social Work

Treatment centers and self-help recovery programs promote individual solutions to substance abuse through changing dysfunctional behavior and relying on spiritual beliefs and practices. The root problems are understood to be diseases within the person. However, the social conditions implicated in causing the addiction remain unaddressed. Although class, race, and gender do not predict substance abuse, many people entering clinics are from disempowered groups. Can social workers bring recovery and social justice methods together?

Author(s): 
Morell, C.
Publication Title: 
Journal of the National Medical Association

The author describes his observations of Chinese psychiatry during a three-week medical tour in December 1980. The techniques of treatment in two psychiatric hospitals are discussed, with emphasis upon the utilization of both Western and traditional Chinese medicine.

Author(s): 
Collins, J. L.
Publication Title: 
Journal of the National Medical Association

The author describes his observations of Chinese psychiatry during a three-week medical tour in December 1980. The techniques of treatment in two psychiatric hospitals are discussed, with emphasis upon the utilization of both Western and traditional Chinese medicine.

Author(s): 
Collins, J. L.
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