MY PROFESSION -
COMMUNITY PSYCHIATRIC NURSE

Sudha Chavda. Hillingdon
Part 3

Culture

I am sure you will all agree that there is a great need for cultural understanding in today's multi-cultural Britain. We all tend to think, that the norms we follow, represent the "NATURAL" way human beings do things and those who behave otherwise are judged morally wrong. People think their own culture is the best and the most appropriate way to live. Cultures are modified in the face of changes of environment but alterations tend to be grudging and reluctant. The differentiation, which usually applied to immigrants, is not only cultural, but also is seen in terms of COLOUR. Colour is the greatest single factor, which governs society's attitude to members of minority group and influences their own self-image, and it is inescapable. So there are lots of social and emotional problems associated with being "black".


Migration Dislocation The Need to succeed Culture and concepts of mental illness Culture
The control of deviance Cultural differences in attitude to psychiatric treatment
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