Indigenous mental health

West, Roianne, Park, Tanya, and Hakiaha, Hineroa (2009) Indigenous mental health. In: Elder, Ruth, Evans, Katie, and Nizette, Debra, (eds.) Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. Elsevier, Chatswood, NSW, Australia, pp. 107-118.

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This chapter aims to respond to the high incidence of social and emotional wellbeing issues and mental health challenges that are unique to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Maori person. It provides a beginning level of understanding for mental health nurses, to assist you to develop your understanding of the critical and complex issues relating to the mental, social and emotional wellbeing of the Indigenous peoples from our two countries. This chapter has been compiled and written by an Aboriginal nurse, a Maori nurse and a white Australian nurse. This chapter acknowledges the unique diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Maori cultures, including the communities' needs and histories. The practitioner who integrates the guiding information in this chapter into their practice must also acknowledge and understand locally developed specific strategies in line with their respective cultural protocols.

Item ID: 11140
Item Type: Book Chapter (Teaching Material)
ISBN: 978-0-7295-3877-0
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Date Deposited: 25 May 2010 05:31
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1110 Nursing > 111005 Mental Health Nursing @ 50%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111701 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9203 Indigenous Health > 920399 Indigenous Health not elsewhere classified @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920410 Mental Health @ 50%
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