Issues in the psychiatric care of Hispanics

Psychiatr Serv. 1997 Apr;48(4):539-40. doi: 10.1176/ps.48.4.539.

Abstract

Factors affecting the mental health care of ethnic minority groups in the United States deserve serious consideration. Hispanics, the second largest of these groups, face problems of access to care, high rates of substance abuse and HIV, and shortages of Hispanic psychiatric professionals. Recommendations for improving psychiatric care for Hispanics include changes in the areas of health insurance, research funding, affirmative action, and psychiatric training.

MeSH terms

  • Cultural Characteristics
  • HIV Infections / ethnology
  • HIV Infections / psychology
  • HIV Infections / rehabilitation
  • Health Services Accessibility / statistics & numerical data*
  • Health Services Needs and Demand / statistics & numerical data
  • Hispanic Americans / psychology*
  • Hispanic Americans / statistics & numerical data
  • Humans
  • Mental Disorders / ethnology
  • Mental Disorders / psychology
  • Mental Disorders / rehabilitation*
  • Mental Health Services / statistics & numerical data*
  • Patient Care Team / statistics & numerical data
  • Substance-Related Disorders / ethnology
  • Substance-Related Disorders / psychology
  • Substance-Related Disorders / rehabilitation
  • United States