Chapter 20. Future Partnerships in Global Mental Health

Foreseeing the Encounter of Psychiatrists and Traditional Healers

  1. Mario Incayawar M.D., M.Sc. Director1,2,3,
  2. Ronald Wintrob M.D. Clinical Professor4 and
  3. Lise Bouchard Ph.D. Director of Research1
  1. Mario Incayawar M.D., M.Sc. Director1,2,3

Published Online: 28 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470741054.ch20

Psychiatrists and Traditional Healers: Unwitting Partners in Global Mental Health

Psychiatrists and Traditional Healers: Unwitting Partners in Global Mental Health

How to Cite

Incayawar, M. (2009) Future Partnerships in Global Mental Health, in Psychiatrists and Traditional Healers: Unwitting Partners in Global Mental Health (eds M. Incayawar, R. Wintrob and L. Bouchard), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470741054.ch20

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Runajambi – Institute for the Study of Quichua Culture and Health, Otavalo, Ecuador

  2. 2

    Former Henry R. Luce, Professor in Brain, Mind and Medicine: Cross-Cultural Perspectives, Pitzer, Claremont McKenna, USA

  3. 3

    Harvey Mudd Colleges, California, USA

  4. 4

    WPA-Transcultural Psychiatry Section, Warren Alpert School of Medicine, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Runajambi – Institute for the Study of Quichua Culture and Health, Otavalo, Ecuador

  2. 2

    Former Henry R. Luce, Professor in Brain, Mind and Medicine: Cross-Cultural Perspectives, Pitzer, Claremont McKenna, USA

  3. 3

    Harvey Mudd Colleges, California, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 20 MAR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470516836

Online ISBN: 9780470741054

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Keywords:

  • future partnerships in global mental health - foreseeing encounter of psychiatrists and traditional healers;
  • psychosocial and clinical skills in implementation of community and public health treatment programs for physical illness;
  • global burden of mental illness;
  • contributions of traditional healers - world characterized by serious biomedical workforce shortage;
  • needless suffering - inequalities in access to mental health services, an immense global challenge;
  • global mental health - future partnerships;
  • unveiling traditional healers' contributions;
  • sizeable traditional healers' workforce - living in a world with limited biomedically-oriented mental heath workers and resources;
  • traditional healers' roles – in social action, community- and family-centered interventions, diagnostic and therapeutic skills

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Global Burden of Mental Illness

  • Needless Suffering

  • Medical Workforce Shortage and Allocation of Funds

  • Unveiling Traditional Healers' Contributions

  • Foreseeing Future Partnerships

  • Acknowledgment

  • References