Racism in the lives of ethnic minority service-users with psychosis
A literature review regarding the impact of racism upon ethnic minority clients found a small number of papers, mainly American in origin. These centred mainly in the fields of trauma and stress-coping and, aside from war veterans, upon non-clinical populations. A grounded theory investigation of the experiences of racism by ethnic minority service users with psychosis was conducted. After interviewing five participants, a 'developing' or interim model was generated that attempted to depict the processes underlying experiences of racism. Its limitations and possible future directions are discussed. A critical analysis is also presented which looks at specific problems encountered during research including the use of terminology, sampling considerations, emotional distress during interviews and the difficulties of analysis.