Cultural issues in mental health

Gorman, Don and Cross, Wendy (2014) Cultural issues in mental health. In: Mental health nursing: dimensions of praxis, 2nd ed. Oxford University Press, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 487-504. ISBN 9780195522242


This chapter introduces you to the importance of culturally based health beliefs and practices to mental health and well-being, and to health care delivered by mental health nurses. There is a need for mental health professionals to incorporate knowledge about these beliefs and to develop the skills to work with clients from cultures other than their own if they are to care for them effectively (Australian College of Mental Health Nurses Inc, 2010).
This chapter is heavily based on my research findings into mental health and culturally and linguistcally diverse people.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
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Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Health, Nursing and Midwifery
Date Deposited: 06 May 2015 04:52
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2017 06:10
Uncontrolled Keywords: culture; mental health; nursing
Fields of Research : 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1110 Nursing > 111005 Mental Health Nursing
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200209 Multicultural, Intercultural and Cross-cultural Studies
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2001 Communication and Media Studies > 200105 Organisational, Interpersonal and Intercultural Communication
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 92 Health > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920209 Mental Health Services

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