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Institutional racism in British psychiatry

  • S. P. Sashidharan (a1)
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How racist is British psychiatry? Why does psychiatric practice in this country continue to discriminate against Irish, Black and Asian people? How do we, as a profession, respond to the charge of institutional racism, increasingly accepted as a major problem within British psychiatry?

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Institutional racism in British psychiatry

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