Cultural issues in mental health

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Gorman, Don and Cross, Wendy. 2014. "Cultural issues in mental health." Edward, Karen-Leigh, Munro, Ian, Welch, Anthony and Robins, Alan (ed.) Mental health nursing: dimensions of praxis, 2nd ed.. Melbourne, Australia. Oxford University Press. pp. 487-504
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Cultural issues in mental health

Book Chapter CategoryEdited book (chapter)
ERA Publisher ID2850
2851
Book TitleMental health nursing: dimensions of praxis, 2nd ed.
AuthorsGorman, Don (Author) and Cross, Wendy (Author)
EditorsEdward, Karen-Leigh, Munro, Ian, Welch, Anthony and Robins, Alan
Page Range487-504
Chapter Number23
Number of Pages18
Year2014
PublisherOxford University Press
Oxford University Press Australia and New Zealand
Place of PublicationMelbourne, Australia
ISBN9780195522242
9780195596373
Abstract

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.

Keywordsculture; mental health; nursing
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020420504. Mental health nursing
470212. Multicultural, intercultural and cross-cultural studies
470108. Organisational, interpersonal and intercultural communication
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Byline AffiliationsSchool of Nursing and Midwifery
Monash University
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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