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Sensitising mental health professionals to Islam

Jadhav, SS; (2004) Sensitising mental health professionals to Islam. Foundation of Nursing Studies Dissemination Series , 2 (5) 1 - 4. Green open access

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Abstract

Based on recent local and global events, and identified local clinical needs of our in-patient Muslim population, this project was conducted on five psychiatric admission wards, at the Huntley Centre, a hospital site in Camden & Islington Mental Health & Social Care Trust. The project aimed to enhance the knowledge base about mental health aspects of Islam among clinicians and administrative staff through an educational intervention, translate this into guidelines for culturally sensitive care for the Islamic population, and revise the general policy on inpatient care across all ethnic groups. Following a literature search and preliminary clinical ethnographic fieldwork, a semi-structured questionnaire was developed to specifically assess staff knowledge on Islam as applied to clinical psychiatric care, before and after a day long targeted intervention workshop. The project resulted in an improvement of staff knowledge on Islam, enhanced care for this group of patients, and the formulation of good practice policy on cultural dimensions of care for Muslim in-patients. The momentum generated by this project led to an established post of a lead cross-cultural nurse, and facilitated the development of a cross-cultural programme on one of the acute clinical units.

Type: Article
Title: Sensitising mental health professionals to Islam
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://www.fons.org/library/dissemination-series.a...
Language: English
Additional information: © 2004 FoNS
Keywords: health, mental health, transfer
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Division of Psychiatry
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/136505
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