Skip to main content
×
×
Home

Teaching social anthropology in relation to psychiatry

  • Keith Lloyd (a1), Sherin Pezeshgi (a2) and Matthew Hodes (a3)
Extract

This article deals with the organisation and evaluation of a pilot series of seminars at the Institute of Psychiatry on the relevance of social anthropology to psychiatry. Despite increasing interest in the relationship of culture to psychiatry, trainees have few opportunities to learn about anthropological issues in psychiatric theory, practice and research. The present authors, all with higher degrees in social anthropology, believe that this is one of the first seminar series of its kind in the country specifically for mental health trainees. Some further possibilities for developing and applying this teaching are also considered.

    • Send article to Kindle

      To send this article to your Kindle, first ensure no-reply@cambridge.org is added to your Approved Personal Document E-mail List under your Personal Document Settings on the Manage Your Content and Devices page of your Amazon account. Then enter the ‘name’ part of your Kindle email address below. Find out more about sending to your Kindle. Find out more about sending to your Kindle.

      Note you can select to send to either the @free.kindle.com or @kindle.com variations. ‘@free.kindle.com’ emails are free but can only be sent to your device when it is connected to wi-fi. ‘@kindle.com’ emails can be delivered even when you are not connected to wi-fi, but note that service fees apply.

      Find out more about the Kindle Personal Document Service.

      Teaching social anthropology in relation to psychiatry
      Available formats
      ×
      Send article to Dropbox

      To send this article to your Dropbox account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your <service> account. Find out more about sending content to Dropbox.

      Teaching social anthropology in relation to psychiatry
      Available formats
      ×
      Send article to Google Drive

      To send this article to your Google Drive account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your <service> account. Find out more about sending content to Google Drive.

      Teaching social anthropology in relation to psychiatry
      Available formats
      ×
Copyright
This is an Open Access article, distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
References
Hide All
Kleinman, A. (1978) Concepts and a model for the comparison of medical systems as cultural systems. Social Science A Medicine, 12, 8593.
Kleinman, A. (1986) Towards a balance in the basic science training of psychiatrists: the place of anthropology in the psychiatric curriculum. WHO workshop in collaboration in psychiatric training. Institute of Psychiatry, 21 to 24 April 1986.
Krause, I. (1990) Cross-cultural psychiatric research: an anthropologist's view. Psychiatric Bulletin, 14, 143146.
Leff, J. (1990) The ‘new cross-cultural psychiatry$’: a case of the baby and the bathwater. British Journal of Psychiatry, 156, 305307.
Lewis, A. J. (1958) Social psychiatry in Lectures on the Scientific Basis of Medicine, Vol. VI. London: Athlone Press.
Royal College of Psychiatrists (1987) General information and regulations for the MRCPsych examination, p. 20. London: Greenaway Harrison.
Recommend this journal

Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this journal to your organisation's collection.

BJPsych Bulletin
  • ISSN: 0955-6036
  • EISSN: 1472-1473
  • URL: /core/journals/bjpsych-bulletin
Please enter your name
Please enter a valid email address
Who would you like to send this to? *
×

Metrics

Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 0
Total number of PDF views: 1 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 9 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between 2nd January 2018 - 17th July 2018. This data will be updated every 24 hours.

Teaching social anthropology in relation to psychiatry

  • Keith Lloyd (a1), Sherin Pezeshgi (a2) and Matthew Hodes (a3)
Submit a response

eLetters

No eLetters have been published for this article.

×

Reply to: Submit a response


Your details


Conflicting interests

Do you have any conflicting interests? *