Appreciating background and culture : the South Asian elderly and mental health.
In the next decade there will be an increase in the number of elderly people from a South Asian background.
All too often minority groups are treated as homogenous, leading to inappropriate generalisations, unmet need, and unsuitable treatment and management.
In order to understand and manage a person's illness it is necessary to appreciate the effects of their culture, experiences and environment.
The South Asian community is well established in the UK and the attitudes of the growing elderly population towards mental illness, their expressions of distress, and views on management and treatment are only now being canvassed.
Awareness of these issues is essential before epidemiological studies of depression and dementia and use of health services by this group will provide beneficial results.
Mots-clés Pascal : Ethnie, Asiatique, Royaume Uni, Europe, Trouble psychiatrique, Milieu culturel, Environnement social, Vieillard, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Ethnic group, Asiatic, United Kingdom, Europe, Mental disorder, Cultural environment, Social environment, Elderly, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0008209
Code Inist : 002B18E. Création : 17/04/1998.