Cultural Differences in Health: Boston Globe Article
“The Boston Globe on Monday examined a ‘national push to offer more culturally sensitive mental health care to immigrant groups, often in small clinics in urban areas.’
Since a 1999 surgeon general’s report found that the ‘impact of culture has been “historically underestimated,”‘ particularly among minorities with mental health illnesses, a ‘growing number of clinics focused on immigrants’ needs have opened,’ the Globe reports. Health professionals who work with such patients often blend traditional practices of the patients' home countries with conventional Western treatments.” (Source: Kaiser Health Disparities Report) Read the Kaiser summary or the original Boston Globe article.
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