oa South African Medical Journal - Western psychiatry and the Xhosa patient
|Article Title||Western psychiatry and the Xhosa patient|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Publication Date||Apr 1977|
|Pages||464 - 466|
|Keyword(s)||Cultural background, History taking, Sociology, Western psychiatry and Xhosa patient|
The difficulties of the Western-trained psychiatrist in dealing with Xhosa patients are threefold; the language and intricacies of its usage, the cultural beliefs, customs and rituals and the inapplicability of the Western psychiatric model to people of a different culture.
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