The Influence of Cultural Factors on Mental Health in Vietnam


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Target Audience

Healthcare professionals.

Learning Objectives

  • Define the concept of mental health, mental disorders.
  • Define the concept of culture.
  • Illustrate the influence of cultural factors on symptoms of mental disorders in Vietnam.
  • Analyze the influence of cultural factors on approach to mental health services and treatment of mental disorders in Vietnam.

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Recording date: November 13, 2020
Date of original release: November 13, 2020
Most recent review/update: November 13, 2020
Termination date: November 12, 2023

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 0.75 AOA Category 2­B
  • 0.75 CE Contact Hour(s)
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Tran Nhu Minh Hang, MD, PhD
Senior Lecturer and Head of Psychiatric Department, Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Hue, Vietnam

Dr. Hang completed her undergraduate degree in Doctor of Medicine at Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Vietnam in 1998. From 1998 to 2001, she worked at the same university as a lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry, participating in a number of research projects. From 2001 to February 2004, she pursued the Master of Psychiatry program at Hanoi Medical University in Vietnam. in 2005 Dr. Hang studied Pediatric Psychiatry at Rivendell Hospital in Sydney, Australia. From 2008 to August 2012, she completed a PhD course on Psychiatry at Hanoi Medical University. Dr. Hang also participated in many training courses on mental health and psychotherapist delivered by professors coming from Germany, Australia, and the United States to improve knowledge and skills.

Dr. Hang is also a visiting lecturer of the Department of Social Work at Hue University of Sciences. She has joined in many programs on mental healthcare for communities such as mental healthcare for children and adolescent prevention programs for domestic violence and bullying in school. Research interests have covered problems such as Mental Disorders in different age groups including substance use disorder, children's mental health and disabilities, and social outcomes for people living with chronic mental disorders.

Accreditation Statements

  • MD: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS). Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this enduring materials activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this activity for a maximum of 0.75 AOA Category 2-B credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
  • Other Healthcare Professionals: This enduring materials activity is designated for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

Educational Grants

No ineligible company provided financial support for this continuing education activity. 


The planning committee member(s) and speaker(s) will disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Determination of educational content and the selection of speakers is the responsibility of the activity director. 

Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individual(s) have no conflict(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

  • Tran Nhu Minh Hang - Speaker
  • Sondra Schreiber, MA - Activity Director


The information provided at this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The content of each presentation does not necessarily reflect the views of Des Moines University.

Available Credit

  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 0.75 AOA Category 2­B
  • 0.75 CE Contact Hour(s)


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