Is difference in outcomes for black, minority ethnic communities in mental health services in England and Wales being met by the developing racial equality programme tackling institutional racism? The challenge to ensure positive outcomes for people from black, minority ethnic communities with mental health issues

Bentham, Michael (2011) Is difference in outcomes for black, minority ethnic communities in mental health services in England and Wales being met by the developing racial equality programme tackling institutional racism? The challenge to ensure positive outcomes for people from black, minority ethnic communities with mental health issues. MSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This research looks at how the combination of race with mental health impacts on the way services are provided for people from black and minority ethnic (BME) groups in England and Wales. Between 2005 and 2010, the government ran a research based development programme to address the poor outcomes that had become apparent following the inquiry into the death of David Bennett. The initiative, stemming from this inquiry, Developing Racial Equality (DRE) in the NHS provides the evidence basis for this dissertation, where proportionally more people from the BME communities were in mental health hospitals and more experienced a more coercive route into that care, particularly if they were black. The findings indicate why this initiative did not work and what could have made a difference. Lessons for social work practice are identified, particularly regarding power and the need for co-operative action.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Science > School of Health Sciences and Social Work
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2011 15:41
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:40
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/4178

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