This practical and patient-centred guide assists medical professionals in delivering better clinical care to Arab patients. In examining the psychosocial underpinnings of Arab medicine, this unique book summarises and assesses the latest research, taking into account the needs and priorities of Arab patients. Important issues covered include patient education, compliance, 'doctor shopping', and psychiatric and mental health services. The evidence-based approach integrates academic research and first-hand experience from the unique bicultural position of the contributors. "Caring for Arab Patients" is vital for all healthcare professionals, including doctors, nurses, pharmacists and occupational therapists with responsibilities for Arab patients, throughout the world. Students of medicine and nursing will find much of interest, as will healthcare managers, researchers, academics, policy makers and shapers.
Table of Contents
Culture and health in the Arab world. Globalization, health and culture. Gender and health. Genetic disorders in Arabs. The Family. The Arab family: formation, function and dysfunction. Child abuse and neglect. Domestic conflict and violence. Disability in the Arab world. Age and aging in the Arab world. Death and dying. Mental health. Approach to the patient in primary care psychiatry. Anxiety and somatoform disorders in the Arab world. Post-traumatic stress disorder. Eating disorders in the Arab world. Substance abuse. Depression, self harm behaviour, and suicide. Patient education. Patient education in the Arab world.