Mental health in the war on terror : culture, science, and by Neil Krishan Aggarwal Ph.D.
By Neil Krishan Aggarwal Ph.D.
Neil Aggarwal is a psychiatrist at Columbia collage and the hot York nation Psychiatric Institute. His components of study curiosity are cultural psychiatry, cultural competence education, and psychiatric anthropology. he's specially attracted to conceptions of healthiness and sickness between South Asian and heart jap populations.
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Narratives perform several functions in clinical work: understanding the motives of participants, connecting individual motives to social and cultural worlds, and exploring how best to act morally in situational constraints (Charon 2007; Mattingly 1998). Let’s use this model to take stock of Brian and Mohamed. I included Mohamed’s predicament in publications on how attorneys for Guantánamo detainees encounter difficulties in requesting mental health evaluations from nonmilitary professionals (Aggarwal 2009a; Aggarwal and Pumariega 2011).
We assume the veracity of our diagnoses based on clinical signs and symptoms, recognizing that diagnoses can change as patient presentations vary. I prepared for the admission by reading all available past records in the computer system. Emergency room attending physicians typically write brief medical notes, and since Brian had never been admitted, medical documentation was slim. I would be responsible for a diagnostic assessment and a treatment plan. The charge nurse opened one of the unit’s meeting rooms.
Discussions of social theory with friends such as Rehan Ali, Dan Sheffield, Mark Breeze, Nick Walters, Aliya Iqbal, Harpreet Singh, Sarah Pinto, Adia Benton, Sharon Abramowitz, Ernesto Martinez, Nabilah Siddiquee, Manata Hashemi, and Sarah Eltantawi have clarified my thoughts considerably. Byron Good pushed me to explore how social theories can be brought into clinical practice. Arthur Kleinman has been a mentor who expects academic excellence. I used my training at Yale University to develop independent academic and clinical interests.