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Blacks and psychiatry: a framework for understanding access to psychiatric services

  • Parimala Moodley (a1) and Rachel E. Perkins (a2)
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In efforts to improve the acceptability of psychiatric services and their ease of access, the issue of how people get psychiatric help when they need it is one of growing concern. There is now increasing evidence that psychiatric services operate differently for black and white people in Britain, and much concern that services may differentially disadvantage blacks (Francis et al, 1989).

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Blacks and psychiatry: a framework for understanding access to psychiatric services

  • Parimala Moodley (a1) and Rachel E. Perkins (a2)
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