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Cultural Issues

Mental health professionals often need to understanding cultural aspects of issues. These links will provide you with insights into a multitude of cultures and thought-provoking diversity issues.

Low Socioeconomic Status Is a Risk Factor for Mental Illness
Does having a low socioeconomic status lead to depression or does depression lead a person into poverty? According to a study that examined a database of 34,000 patients with two or more psychiatric hospitalizations in Massachusetts during 1994-2000.

People's Soup Choices Reflect Their Personality Types
You not only are what you eat, you also are what you slurp, at least according to Brian Wansink, who has done a study that links soup choices to personality types.

People's Soup Choices Reflect Their Personality Types
You not only are what you eat, you also are what you slurp, at least according to Brian Wansink, who has done a study that links soup choices to personality types.

Racial Bias Kicks in Quickly
Racial bias can emerge quickly and cause even well-meaning whites to look at identical facial expressions of African Americans and European Americans and see greater hostility in the African American faces.

APA Guidelines in Counseling with Diverse Groups
APA Guidelines for Providers of Psychological Services to Ethnic, Linguistic, and Culturally Diverse Populations

Cultural Competence
Cultural competence in the practice of medicine. Understand how various cultures view health and the practice of medicine.

En Espanol
Trabajo Social en la RED es una comunidad virtual de trabajadores sociales de habla hispana, y de profesionales de la acción social en general.

Gypsy Culture
A well-done web site originally started as a tribute to a family member.   Considerable information on the Roma.

What's On When?
A fascinating website listing celebrations and holidays in all cultures world-wide. Articles enhance your knowledge of a wide variety of customs.

Latino View of End-of-Life Care
An excellent overview from the Midwest Bioethics Center.

Maori Organisations
Website devoted to the Maori organizations of New Zealand. This is a website of matters Maori.

Martin Luther King Center
Official site of the center named for this famous American.

Multicultural Palliative Care Guidelines
A booklet describing palliative care and how palliative care interacts with religious and cultural differences. Information covering cultures world-wide.

Sexual Minority Youth
Site providing basic information regarding issues of sexual minority youth.

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