Explores the variety of ways the diverse cultures of America understand mind and body, and the disorders to which mind and body are subject. Designed to introduce cultural competence and diversity skills to clinicians and students working with clients who have mental health issues. Introduces a diagnostic system (the DSM-IV "Outline for cultural formulation") for the assessment and treatment of psychiatric disorders across cultural boundaries and diagnostic categories.
The study had three objectives:
1. to identify the common self-care problems encountered by individuals with AIDS who are living at home
2. to describe the types of support that individuals with AIDS receive at home
3. to identify issues that need be addressed by home support programs for clients with AIDS.
National Health Research and Development Program NHRDP Project No. 6610-1579 Final Report