Publications

2015
Good, B. J., Grayman, J. H., & Good, M. - J. D. V. (2015). Humanitarianism and ‘‘Mobile Sovereignty’’in Strong State Settings: Reflections on Medical Humanitarianism in Aceh, Indonesia. In Medical Humanitarianism: Ethnographies of Practice (pp. 155) . University of Pennsylvania Press.
Good, M. - J. D. V., & Hannah, S. D. (2015). “Shattering culture”: perspectives on cultural competence and evidence-based practice in mental health services. Transcultural psychiatry , 52, 198-221.
Guan, L., Liu, J., Wu, X. M., Chen, D., Wang, X., Ma, N., Wang, Y., et al. (2015). Unlocking patients with mental disorders who were in restraints at home: a national follow-up study of China’s new public mental health initiatives. PloS one , 10, e0121425.
2014
Jenkins, J. H., & Good, M. - J. D. V. (2014). Women and global mental health: vulnerability and empowerment. Essentials of Global Mental Health , 264.
2013
Zhang, T. H., Chow, A., Wang, L. L., Yu, J. H., Dai, Y. F., Lu, X., Good, M. - J. D., et al. (2013). Childhood maltreatment profile in a clinical population in China: A further analysis with existing data of an epidemiologic survey. Comprehensive psychiatry , 54, 856-864.
Good, M. - J. D. V. (2013). Culture, Race, and Hierarchy. Culture, medicine and psychiatry , 37, 390.
2012
Zhang, T. H., Wang, L. L., Good, M. - J. D., Good, B. J., Chow, A., Dai, Y. F., Yu, J. H., et al. (2012). Prevalence of personality disorders using two diagnostic systems in psychiatric outpatients in Shanghai, China: a comparison of uni-axial and multi-axial formulation. Social psychiatry and psychiatric epidemiology , 47, 1409-1417.
Good, B. J., & Good, M. J. D. (2012). Significance of the 686 Program for China and for global mental health. Shanghai Arch Psychiatry , 24, 175-177.
Good, B. J., & Good, M. - J. D. V. (2012). " To make a difference..": Narrative Desire in Global Medicine. Narrative inquiry in bioethics , 2 121-124.
2011
Trauma in Postconflict Aceh and Psychopharmaceuticals as a Medium of Exchange
Good, M. - J. D. V. (2011). Trauma in Postconflict Aceh and Psychopharmaceuticals as a Medium of Exchange. In J. H. Jenkins (Ed.), Pharmaceutical Self (pp. 41-66) . Santa Fe, SAR Press.
Good, M. - J. D. V. (2011). The Inner Life of Medicine: A Commentary on Anthropologies of Clinical Training in the Twenty-First Century. Culture, medicine and psychiatry , 35 (2), 321-327.
Shattering Culture: American Medicine Responds to Cultural Diversity
Good, M. - J. D. V., Willen, S. S., Hannah, S. D., Vickery, K., & Park, L. T. (2011). Shattering Culture: American Medicine Responds to Cultural Diversity . New York, Russell Sage Foumdation.Abstract

"Culture counts" has long been a rallying cry among health advocates and policymakers concerned with racial disparities in health care. A generation ago, the women’s health movement led to a host of changes that also benefited racial minorities, including more culturally aware medical staff, enhanced health education, and the mandated inclusion of women and minorities in federally funded research. Many health professionals would now agree that cultural competence is important in clinical settings, but in what ways? Shattering Culture provides an insightful view of medicine and psychiatry as they are practiced in today’s culturally diverse clinical settings. The book offers a compelling account of the many ways culture shapes how doctors conduct their practices and how patients feel about the care they receive.

Based on interviews with clinicians, health care staff, and patients, Shattering Culture shows the human face of health care in America. Building on over a decade of research led by Mary-Jo Good, the book delves into the cultural backgrounds of patients and their health care providers, as well as the institutional cultures of clinical settings, to illuminate how these many cultures interact and shape the quality of patient care. Sarah Willen explores the controversial practice of matching doctors and patients based on a shared race, ethnicity, or language and finds a spectrum of arguments challenging its usefulness, including patients who may fear being judged negatively by providers from the same culture. Seth Hannah introduces the concept of cultural environments of hyperdiversity describing complex cultural identities. Antonio Bullon and Mary-Jo Good demonstrate how regulations meant to standardize the caregiving process—such as the use of templates and check boxes instead of narrative notes—have steadily limited clinician flexibility, autonomy, and the time they can dedicate to caring for patients. Elizabeth Carpenter-Song looks at positive doctor-patient relationships in mental health care settings and finds that the most successful of these are based on mutual “recognition”—patients who can express their concerns and clinicians who validate them. In the book’s final essay, Hannah, Good, and Park show how navigating the maze of insurance regulations, financial arrangements, and paperwork compromises the effectiveness of mental health professionals seeking to provide quality care to minority and poor patients.

Rapidly increasing diversity on one hand and bureaucratic regulations on the other are two realities that have made providing culturally sensitive care even more challenging for doctors. Few opportunities exist to go inside the world of medical and mental health clinics and see how these realities are influencing patient care. Shattering Culture provides a rare look at the day-to-day experiences of psychiatrists and other clinicians and offers multiple perspectives on what culture means to doctors, staff, and patients and how it shapes the practice of medicine and psychiatry.

2010
Good, B. J., & Good, M. - J. D. V. (2010). Amok in Java: Madness and violence in Indonesian politics. A reader in medical anthropology: Theoretical trajectories, emergent realitiesA reader in medical anthropology: Theoretical trajectories, emergent realities , 473-480.
Shao, Y., Xie, B., Good, M. - J. D. V., & Good, B. J. (2010). Current legislation on admission of mentally ill patients in China. International journal of law and psychiatryInternational journal of law and psychiatry , 33, 52-57.
Gautret, P., Yong, W., Soula, G., Parola, P., Brouqui, P., & Good, M. - J. D. V. (2010). Determinants of tetanus, diphtheria and poliomyelitis vaccinations among Hajj pilgrims, Marseille, France. The European Journal of Public HealthThe European Journal of Public Health , 20, 438-442.
Good, M. - J. D. V., Hannah, S., Hall, J. R., Grindstaff, L., & Lo, M. - C. (2010). Medical cultures. Handbook of Cultural SociologyHandbook of Cultural Sociology.
Good, B. J., Fischer, M. M. J., Willen, S. S., & Good, M. - J. D. V. (2010). A reader in medical anthropology: theoretical trajectories, emergent realities (Vol. 15) . John Wiley & Sons.
A reader in medical anthropology : theoretical trajectories, emergent realities
Good, B., Fischer, M. M. J., Willen, S. S., & Good, M. - J. D. V. (2010). A reader in medical anthropology : theoretical trajectories, emergent realities . Malden, MA, Wiley-Blackwell.
Medical Cultures
Good, M. - J. D. V., & Hannah, S. D. (2010). Medical Cultures. In John R. Hall, L. Grindstaff, & M. - C. Lo (Ed.), Handbook of cultural sociology (pp. 458-469) . London, Routledge.
Willen, S. S., Bullon, A., & Good, M. - J. D. V. (2010). Opening up a huge can of worms: reflections on a "cultural sensitivity" course for psychiatry residents. Harvard review of psychiatry , 18 (4), 247-253.

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