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Reporting Mental Health: a discourse analysis of mental health-related news in two Australian newspapers

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Hazelton, M, Reporting Mental Health: a discourse analysis of mental health-related news in two Australian newspapers, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 6, (2) pp. 73-89. ISSN 1324-3780 (1997) [Refereed Article]

Abstract

This article reports the findings of an analysis of mental health-related news items in two Australian newspapers-one with a national readership, the other being more regionally orientated-over 1 year. The study employs both descriptive and interpretative methods in analyzing how messages about mental health and illness, mental health policy, psychiatry, mental health nursing and other mental health-related topics, are constructed and conveyed in the print media. Which stories are carried both nationally and regionally? How are these framed? Which points of view get canvassed? Which social and political interests are ignored or under-represented?

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Public Health and Health Services
Research Field:Mental Health
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Objective Field:Mental Health
Author:Hazelton, M (Professor Mike Hazelton)
ID Code:11247
Year Published:1997
Deposited By:Health Sciences B
Deposited On:1997-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-12
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