component in the heterogeneity of schizophrenia, but which has usually been overlooked and underweighted in mental health treatment and care.
Figure 21. Comparison of Traditional and Multi-Cultural Settings
The traditional clinical mental health setting takes place in which interactions between the patients and the mental health professionals use the same cultural symbols, the same language and a similar world view. Cultural similarities make interactions in such a setting easier to make sense of and relate to. Multi-cultural settings contain rich cross-cultural interactions because evidently there is a multi-culturalisation of the patient and clinician cohorts. A clinician from Mauritius might be treating a patient from Senegal, or a clinician from Jamaica might be treating a Caucasian English born patient. Patientsâ€™ symptoms are argued to represent themselves as a manifestation of oneâ€™s concern of their world view (Bentall, 2004; Olugbile et al., 2009); one that has been 252
Thesis from Brunnel University, United Kingdom, London