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Lyons, Zaza; Laugharne, Jonathan – Education Research and Perspectives, 2011
Multiculturalism is a familiar concept in many developed countries. While cultural competency training is part of most medical curricula, training in cultural psychiatry at the undergraduate level is typically minimal. It is important that medical graduates are both culturally competent and able to respond to the mental health needs of patients…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Pluralism, Intercultural Communication, Patients
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Lyons, Zaza; Hood, Sean – Education Research and Perspectives, 2011
The stigmatisation of mental illness in Australian and other Western societies is now well documented. This article presents a description of the "stigmatisation" problem associated with mental illness, and discusses the impact that this problem has had on the demand for Psychiatry as a career. The approach taken at UWA to address the…
Descriptors: Medical Students, Mental Disorders, Psychiatry, Teaching Methods