Conceptualising the mental health of rural women: a social work and health promotion perspective

Harvey, Desley (2009) Conceptualising the mental health of rural women: a social work and health promotion perspective. Rural Society, 19 (4). pp. 353-362.

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Abstract

The mental health and well-being of rural women and how to promote it is not well understood. This paper reviews contrasting discourses in relation to rural women, highlighting the way in which gender roles may be reinforced and women's health and well-being compromised. The structural analysis, practice frameworks and skills provided by the disciplines of social work and health promotion can assist in the development of a broader conceptualisation of rural women's mental health and suggest a way forward in promoting their mental health and well-being.

Item ID: 19820
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: mental health, well-being, rural women, social work, health promotion
ISSN: 1037-1656
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2012 03:32
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111712 Health Promotion @ 50%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1607 Social Work > 160799 Social Work not elsewhere classified @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920205 Health Education and Promotion @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920209 Mental Health Services @ 50%
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