The recent re-structuring of the British National Health Service (NHS) involving a greater emphasis on community treatment has not specifically taken account of the unequal access to mental health services experienced by black people.
The greater use amongst black people of compulsory orders, police involvement and reliance on psychotropic medication, although well established, has not influenced policy or led to a strategy to ensure that services appropriately meet the needs of the culturally diverse population in this country.
We present the literature on service utilisation by black people and emphasise potential solutions in areas with which black people are dissatisfied.
The service structures, ideology and mechanisms presented form the foundations of good practice.
Mots-clés Pascal : Santé mentale, Utilisation, Service santé, Accessibilité, Soin, Négroïde, Royaume Uni, Europe, Milieu culturel, Besoin, Traitement, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mental health, Use, Health service, Accessibility, Care, Negroid, United Kingdom, Europe, Cultural environment, Need, Treatment, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0082405
Code Inist : 002B18H03. Création : 199608.