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Virtual Grand Rounds: Social Justice in Psychiatry

Silver Hill Hospital
Presented by

Ruth S. Shim, M.D., MPH
Luke & Grace Kim Professor in Cultural Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Associate Dean of Diverse and Inclusive Education
University of California, Davis School of Medicine

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Live Presentation via Zoom

The relationship between social justice and mental health is multi-faceted, complex, and has significant implications – not only for individual patients, but also for society. To understand social justice as it relates to mental health, one must consider the framework of the social determinants of mental health – the conditions into which we are born, grow, live, work, and age – as they are most responsible for the health and mental health inequities that exist in society. Certain segments of our population (especially people with serious mental illnesses) disproportionately experience striking inequities and disparities in health outcomes. Furthermore, people who have serious mental illness have an increased vulnerability to the deep-rooted inequities in major systems such as criminal justice, child welfare, and healthcare. This presentation aims to introduce psychiatrists and other mental health professionals to the concept of social justice and to the role of social injustice in perpetuating these inequities.

Accreditation Statement: Silver Hill Hospital is accredited by the Massachusetts Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement: Silver Hill Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program has been approved for 1.5 Continuing Education Credit Hours by the National Association of Social Workers, CT and meets the continuing education criteria for CT Social Work Licensure renewal. Approval also meets the continuing education criteria for CT LMFTs, LPCs, and licensed psychologists.

Disclosure: No one in control of content has indicated a relevant financial relationship with an ACCME defined commercial interest.