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Ryerson University
Disability Studies
DST 500
Jijian Voronka

DST500 – Week 5 – Feb 11, 2013 Reading notes & Questions Intersectionality -- Some isms and a phobia Fernando, S. (2012). Race and culture issues in mental health and some thoughts on ethnic identity. Counselling Psychology Quarterly, 25:2, 113-123. Q. #1 Fernando identifies the difference between individual acts of racism, and institutional racisms. Find the definition of institutional racism in the article and think through the different ways in which individual and institutional racisms work.  The collective failure of an organization to provide an appropriate and professional service to people because of their color, culture, or ethnic origin  It can be seen or detected in processes, attitudes and behavior which amount to discrimination through unwitting prejudice, ignorance, thoughtlessness, and racist stereotyping which disadvantages minority ethnic people *brainstorm ways in which individual and institutional racisms work* Q. #2 Fernando notes that 2 main issues in current mental health practice are: 1) the over- representation of Blacks being diagnosed as schizophrenic; 2) the over-representation of Blacks being compulsorily detained and medicated. What 3 research solutions does he propose to help address this issue?  We must take on board a critical view of the basic model of ‘illness’ itself, especially the nature of diagnosis  The medical framework takes on a narrow view of what ‘illness’ means  If we are looking for research as a way forward, we should look to incorporating: o Transcultural theories about illness and health o A ‘critical approach’ to psychiatry and western psychology o Evidence derived from experiences of people who use the mental health services Yel
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