Culture, trauma, and the treatment of post-traumatic syndromes: A global perspective

  • Wilson J
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Abstract

(from the chapter) This article begins with a discussion of issues in trauma intervention in the global context, including cultural assumptions and other operating principles in the treatment of posttraumatic syndromes. The discussion is followed by a review of the literature on culture as it relates to trauma recovery, with conceptual, research and practice implications for the advancement of the trauma field. The chapter raises serious questions about the cultural variations in trauma and the necessity of using care and sensitivity when treating people from different cultural traditions. This chapter is based on an article in Asian Journal of Counseling 2006, Vol. 13, No. 1, 107-144. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved) (chapter)

Author-supplied keywords

  • Crisis Intervention
  • Cross Cultural Differences
  • Culture (Anthropological)
  • Disasters
  • Emergency Services
  • Recovery (Disorders)
  • Sociocultural Factors
  • Syndromes
  • Trauma
  • care
  • cultural sensitivity
  • cultural variations in trauma
  • culture
  • globalization
  • posttraumatic syndromes
  • sensitivity
  • trauma field
  • trauma intervention
  • trauma recovery

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  • John P Wilson

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