Despite concern over their psychiatric treatment, little is known about black and ethnic minority patient satisfaction with psychiatric services and whether perceived'ethnicity'or discrepant understanding of illness experience is most relevant.
Twenty-one white British and 63 ethnic minority patients were interviewed for their opinions on psychiatric in-patient care, their treatment preferences and their explanatory models of their illness.
The most significant association with satisfaction was not ethnic origin but the patient's explanatory model of their illness which showed little association with ethnicity whether patients were voluntary or involuntary.
Satisfaction is most likely when there is concordance between the patient's and psychiatrist's explanatory model.
Mots-clés Pascal : Traitement, Hôpital psychiatrique, Satisfaction, Attitude, Service santé, Santé mentale, Minorité, Ethnie, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Treatment, Psychiatric hospital, Satisfaction, Attitude, Health service, Mental health, Minority, Ethnic group, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0247627
Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 11/09/1998.