Australia's aboriginal population and mental health
Parker, Robert (2010) Australia's aboriginal population and mental health. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 198 (1). pp. 3-7.
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It appears that mental illness was present in Australian Aboriginal culture prior to European colonization of Australia but was, most likely, a relatively rare occurrence. The much greater prevalence of mental illness and suicide in the current Aboriginal population is a reflection of the significant disruption to Aboriginal society and has a strong context of social and emotional deprivation. Management of the issues of mental illness in Aboriginal people requires a strong emphasis on cultural safety along with the recognition of family, culture and community in any therapeutic process.
|Item Type:||Article (Refereed Research - C1)|
|Keywords:||Australian Aboriginal; mental illness; cultural safety; suicide|
|FoR Codes:||11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111714 Mental Health @ 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 > 920302 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Health Status and Outcomes @ 50%|
92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920209 Mental Health Services @ 50%
|Deposited On:||25 Mar 2011 12:19|
|Last Modified:||18 Oct 2013 01:11|
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