January 27, 2012

Mayo Clinic seeks increased mental health cultural awareness


An estimated 50,000 people have immigrated from war-ravaged Somalia to Minnesota since civil war broke out in the east African country in 1991, and mental health providers at Mayo Clinic in Rochester recognize a need for more culturally appropriate, inclusive care…Mayo health providers are working on culturally sensitive ways of talking with patients about traumas faced by Somali-Americans who were under fire during the civil war, lived in refugee camps, faced rape or grieved the loss of friends or relatives. "Sometimes an individual (or) the entire family has experienced this," said Misbil Hagi-Salaad, a Mayo thoracic and vascular ICU nurse.

Post-Bulletin, by Jeff Hansel, 01/26/2012

Tags: Community, Diversity, Mayo Clinic Rochester, mental health providers, Misbil Hagi-Salaad, Psychology and Psychiatry, Somali-Americans, Somalia, Vascular

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