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Cross-cultural mental health guide

Perminder S Sachdev
Med J Aust 2010; 192 (12): 718.

In an increasingly multicultural Australia, a medical practitioner is called upon, on a daily basis, to treat patients from diverse cultural backgrounds: migrants, refugees, students from other cultures and Indigenous people. This cultural diversity extends to differences in social status, age, religion, sexual orientation and many other sociodemographic aspects. A medical consultation across the cultural divide is fraught with the risk of miscommunication.

University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW

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