Hans-Jörg ASSION, M.D.

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Hans-Jörg Assion born in Gerolstein, Germany in 1964, he graduated to Medical School of Medicine in Cologne University in 1990. He complete his training in Psychiatry in University of Bonn in 1996 He complete his training in Neurology in St. Josef Hospital Oberhausen in 1998 He complete his LWL Klinik Bochum in Ruhr University Bochum, German, senior M.D. in 2009 Medical Director, gpz Detmold, Germany, from 2009 to 2011 Medical Director, LWL Hospital, Prevention, Psychiatry, Psychotherapy, Psychosomatic Medicine, Rehabilitation, Dortmund, Germany from 2012 at today. Associate Professor, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany Intercultural research (e.g. refugee, asylum seekers) papers and peer reviewed publications mainly in transcultural psychiatry President of the German-Russian Society for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy (DRppp) e.g. AGEM, DGPPN, DGBS, GESENT

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Culture impacts mental illness so that culturally relevant care is needed for patients of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. From a social point of view, there has been rapid social and cultural change, as well as migration within and between nations. Societies are becoming multi-ethnic and poly-cultural in nature worldwide. From a clinical perspective, there is a need to improve cultural competence to provide proper psychiatric care of each patient, considering the ethnic/race/cultural background, irregardless of minority or majority status.

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