Year: 1990 Source: Newbury Park: Sage Publications, 1990. p.323-338 SIEC No: 19920240

The goals of this chapter are: 1) to describe ethnic differences observed in suicide rates; 2) to examine potential hypotheses that may lead one to question the validity of these rates; & 3) to outline the cultural norms of the American Indian, black & Hispanic culture that are hypothesized to influence the rates. Ways in which white therapists may acquire increased sensitivity to the norms of their minority patient’s understanding of death, suicide & the therapeutic process are discussed.