Providing Culturally Competent Mental Health Care for Muslim Women
Providing culturally competent care for Muslim women poses specific challenges to the mental health provider. The importance of recognizing the strong link of postpartum depression, stigma against mental illness and medications, unique cultural beliefs, effect of discrimination, and emphasis on modesty in this patient population can serve as important tools in understanding the patient and establishing patient–provider alliance. This article will review and analyze illustrative cases related to the mental health treatment of Muslim women as well as the approach that providers can utilize to deliver culturally competent treatment for this patient population.
& Gainer, D.
(2021). Providing Culturally Competent Mental Health Care for Muslim Women. Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience, 18 (4-6), 33-39.