Cultural competence in forensic mental health : a guide for psychiatrists, psychologists, and attorneys /
Wen-Shing Tseng, Daryl Matthews, Todd S. Elwyn.
New York : Brunner-Routledge, 2004.
xviii, 322 p.
0415947898 (alk. paper : hardback)
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New York : Brunner-Routledge, 2004.
0415947898 (alk. paper : hardback)
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Todd S. Elwyn is a Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry and Fellow in Forensic Psychiatry at the University of Hawaii, School of Medicine.
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As culturally relevant psychiatry becomes more common practice, the need for competent & culturally relevant forensic psychiatry comes to the fore. This text combines the experience of an expert in cultural psychiatry with that of an expert in forensic psychiatry.
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The principle of cultural competence in the practice of mental health services has become commonplace among scholars, researchers, and clinicians throughout multiethnic societies around the world. This book responds to an increasing awareness of the issue within the field of forensic psychiatry, as sensitivity to and understanding of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds has become a necessity. Brought to fruition through the combined expertise of a cultural psychiatrist, a forensic psychiatrist, and a medical legal expert, this unique text is the first comprehensive look at the burgeoning field of cultural forensic psychiatry. Drawing on their combined expertise, the authors integrate forensic application with cultural theory and incorporate case vignettes and practical advice. A breakthrough text that will have international appeal across a wide range of academic and professional disciplines, this essential resource will form a cornerstone of this dynamic new field.
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As culturally relevant psychiatry becomes common practice, the need for competent and culturally relevant forensic psychiatry comes to the forefront. This volume, written by one expert in cultural psychiatry and another in forensic psychiatry addresses that need. By combining their expertise in these areas, they are able to develop and create a new body of knowledge and experiences addressing the issue of the cultural aspects of forensic psychiatry. Beginning with an introduction to cultural and ethnic aspects of forensic psychiatry, this volume will address basic issues of the practice, as well as more detailed areas ranging from the various psychiatric disorders to intensive analysis and discussion of how to perform forensic psychiatric practice in a culturally relevant and competent way. Also the book suggests methods for continued awareness and sensitivity to issues of cultural and ethnic diversity in the field.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. ix
About the Authorsp. xiii
List of Casesp. xvi
Introduction: Culture and Forensic Psychiatryp. 1
What is Culture?p. 2
Law in Various Culturesp. 6
Effects of Culture in Courtp. 15
Possible Impact of Culture on the Legal Procedure and Decisionp. 19
Universal Rule Versus Cultural Relativismp. 24
The Impact of Culture on Various Aspects of Forensic Psychiatry Servicesp. 25
The Goal, Scope, and Nature of the Bookp. 28
General Cultural Issues in Forensic Psychiatry Assessmentp. 33
Basic Considerations in Transcultural Forensic Assessmentp. 33
Special Attention Needed for Forensic Psychiatric Assessmentsp. 44
A Culturally Appropriate Approach to Examining Mental Statusp. 50
Certain Legally Related Issues Requiring Cultural Considerationp. 54
Assessment of Malingering: Cultural Considerationsp. 60
Particular Concern is Needed for Certain Populationsp. 66
Psychological Testing for Forensic Evaluationp. 73
Transcultural Application of Psychological Instruments: General Issuesp. 73
Conventional Psychological Testsp. 77
Specialized Forensic Assessment Instrumentsp. 85
Implications for Forensic Applicationp. 94
Cultural Aspects of Psychiatric Disorders in the Forensic Contextp. 103
Culture and Psychiatric Disorders: General Reviewp. 103
Psychopathy and Antisocial Personality Disordersp. 108
Schizophreniap. 112
Delusional Disordersp. 115
Mood Disordersp. 118
Dissociation, Possession, and Multiple Personality Disordersp. 120
Substance-Related Mental Disturbancesp. 125
Conduct Disorder and Juvenile Delinquencyp. 129
Sexual Disordersp. 132
Culture-Related Specific Disordersp. 134
Cultural Dimensions of Various Crimes and Behavioral Problemsp. 143
Spouse Abusep. 144
Infanticide and Filicidep. 147
Child Abduction and Kidnappingp. 153
Violence Against Othersp. 154
Homicidep. 157
Mass Homicidep. 159
Rapep. 161
Religion-Related Wrongful Behaviorp. 166
Conflict Between Religious Belief and Societal Lawp. 169
Cultural Considerations in Specific Types of Forensic Evaluationp. 173
Cultural Input in Various Phases of the Legal Processp. 173
Culture Defense Strategyp. 181
Criminal Casesp. 184
Civil Casesp. 198
Family-Related Issuesp. 205
Legal Regulation of Psychiatry and Medical Practice: Cultural Considerationsp. 231
Psychiatric Care of the Mentally Illp. 232
Problems in the Therapist-Patient Relationshipp. 238
Ethical-Legal Issues Relating to Medical Practicep. 244
Correctional Psychiatry: Culturally Relevant Care and Treatmentp. 253
General Issuesp. 254
Cultural Considerations in Prison Custodial Carep. 254
Care for Special Populationsp. 258
Counseling and Psychotherapy for Offendersp. 261
Cultural Analysis of Forensic Psychiatric Casesp. 273
Cultural Examination of Selected Landmark Casesp. 274
Analysis of Cases that Used a Cultural Defensep. 283
Cases that Proceeded with Input on Cultural Issuesp. 291
Final Discussion and Commentsp. 301
Closure: Review, Comments, and Suggestionsp. 305
Review of the Present Situationp. 305
Overall Cultural Commentsp. 310
Suggestions for the Futurep. 313
Indexp. 319
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