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Psychiatric Encounters

Madness and Modernity in Yucatan, Mexico

Beatriz M. Reyes-Foster (author)

ISBN: 9780813594866

Publication Date: Aug 2018

Format: Hardback

Also available as: Paperback  

Presents an intimate portrait of a public inpatient psychiatric facility in the Southeastern state of Yucatan, Mexico. Psychiatric Encounters considers the large- and small-scale obstacles to quality care encountered by doctors and patients alike as they struggle to live and act like human beings under inhumane conditions.
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Psychiatric Encounters presents an intimate portrait of a public inpatient psychiatric facility in the Southeastern state of Yucatan, Mexico. The book explores the experiences of patients and psychiatrists as they navigate the challenges of public psychiatric care in Mexico. While international reports condemning conditions in Mexican psychiatric institutions abound, Psychiatric Encounters considers the large- and small-scale obstacles to quality care encountered by doctors and patients alike as they struggle to live and act like human beings under inhumane conditions. Beatriz Mireya Reyes-Foster closely examines the impact of the Mexican state's neoliberal health reforms on how patients access care and doctors perform their duties. Engaging with madness, modernity, and identity, Psychiatric Encounters considers the enduring role of colonialism in the context of Mexico's troubled contemporary mental health care institutions.
Illustrations 6 black & white images
Pages 212
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 30 Aug 2018
Publisher Rutgers University Press
Series Medical Anthropology
Subject/s Social, group or collective psychology   Psychiatry   Social & cultural anthropology   Public health & preventive medicine   Illness & addiction: social aspects   Medical anthropology   Human rights  
Beatriz Mireya Reyes-Foster is an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.

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