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Caring for Victims of Torture

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James M. Jaranson, M.D., M.A., M.P.H., is Director of Medical Services and Research, Center for Victims of Torture, in Minneapoli... Weiterlesen
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James M. Jaranson, M.D., M.A., M.P.H., is Director of Medical Services and Research, Center for Victims of Torture, in Minneapolis, and founder of the International Mental Health Program in the Psychiatry Department of St. Paul-Ramsey Medical Center (now Regions Hospital) in St. Paul. He is also Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Minnesota Medical School, and Director of the Cultural Psychiatry Training Program. He was a faculty member of the University of Minnesota Refugee Mental Health Technical Assistance Center, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. He is a member of the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims, headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark. His academic background includes an M.D., an M.A. in anthropology from the University of Minnesota, a master's degree in Public Health from Harvard University, specializing in psychiatric epidemiology, and board certifications in both psychiatry and general preventive medicine. Michael K. Popkin, M.D., is Chief of Psychiatry at the Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, and Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Popkin was a member of the Minnesota GovernorÂs Task Force that advocated the development of the Center for Victims of Torture, and he served on the CenterÂs Board of Directors from its 1985 inception to 1989. Dr. Popkin is a graduate of Princeton University and the University of Chicago Pritzker Medical School. He interned at Bellevue-NYU Hospitals and received his psychiatric training at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is past President of the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine, has been Vice-Chair of the DSM-IV Organic Disorders work group, and was Chair of the NIMH Mental Health Services Research Review Committee. He reviews for more than a dozen medical journals and has written more than 120 papers and chapters on a range of topics dealing with the interface of psychiatry and medicine.


Text discussing recent advances in government-sanctioned torture and offering practical approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of torture victims. Annotated. For physicians, religious leaders, lawyers, politicians, students, and human rights advocates.

Caring for Victims of Torture contains all the collective wisdom of some of the most respected international experts in the treatment of victims of government torture -- all distinguished physicians -- including pioneers in the field of traumatic stress.


Section I: History and Politics. Torture: history, treatment, and medical complicity. The science and politics of rehabilitating torture survivors: an overview. Section II: Identifying and Defining Sequelae. Diagnosis of governmental torture. Three categories of victimization among refugees in a psychiatric clinic. Section III: Framework for Assessment and Treatment. The physician's role in assessment and treatment of torture survivors. How medical assessment of victims of torture relates to psychiatric care. Section IV: Specific Treatment Interventions. Psychoanalytically oriented psychotherapy with torture survivors. Behavioral and cognitive treatment of survivors of torture. Conceptual models and psychopharmacological treatment of torture victims. Section V: Ethical Implications. Countertransference and ethical principles for treatment of torture survivors. Preventing the involvement of physicians in torture. Section VI: Voices From The Field: Politics and Caregiving. Forced disappearance: a particular form of torture. Caring for survivors of torture: beyond the clinic. Caring for victims on site: Bosnian refugees in Croatia. Index.


Titel: Caring for Victims of Torture
EAN: 9780880487740
ISBN: 978-0-88048-774-0
Format: Fester Einband
Herausgeber: American Psychiatric Association Publishing
Genre: Medizin
Anzahl Seiten: 304
Gewicht: 590g
Größe: H229mm x B150mm x T25mm
Jahr: 1998
Auflage: New.



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