Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Culture into Practice: African American Doctor-Patient Dyad
by Ellis, Latasha, Ph.D., Institute for Clinical Social Work (Chicago), 2020, 156; 28023013
Abstract (Summary)

This qualitative study explored the lived experience of African American General Practitioners (AAGP) and their treatment of depression in African American (AA) patients. Six AAGPs were interviewed utilizing the Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) methodological framework. Data revealed insight into the role of race and culture, challenges and treatment options that impact depression care for this AA patients. Three subordinate themes emerged from the data including: More Than a Physician, Culture into Practice, and I was Trying to Help. Findings of the study were interpreted through the lens of relational theory and relational cultural theory (RCT). The study provides clinical social workers with insight into the same race doctor- patient dyad from the AAGPs perspective and highlights opportunities for clinical social workers to educate and support this group of healthcare professionals.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Duval, Denise
Commitee: Lampe, James, Goldberg, Constance, Ammerman, Paula, Daiter, Karen
School: Institute for Clinical Social Work (Chicago)
Department: Clinical Social Work
School Location: United States -- Illinois
Source: DAI-A 82/1(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work, Medical personnel, Health care management, African American Studies
Keywords: Culture, African American, Doctor-patient dyad
Publication Number: 28023013
ISBN: 9798662419643
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