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Culture, the stigma of mental illness, and young people


Molloy, L and Beckett, P and Chidarikire, S and Merrick, TT and Guha, M and Patton, D, Culture, the stigma of mental illness, and young people, Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, 58, (11) pp. 15-18. ISSN 0279-3695 (2020) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.3928/02793695-20201013-03


Culture is a crucial factor in understanding variations in stigma experiences among young people (age ≤25 years). Cultural beliefs influence the range of social responses that mental health issues elicit, including forms of treatment and role expectations of carers. The current article explores the influence that stigma and culture can have on young people with mental illness. It highlights that it is impossible for nurses to be cognizant of all belief systems related to mental illness. Hence, cultural safety is an approach that can facilitate engagement with the nuances of a young person's culture and provide the foundations of appropriate care.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:culture, mental health, stigma
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Nursing
Research Field:Mental health nursing
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public health (excl. specific population health)
Objective Field:Mental health
UTAS Author:Chidarikire, S (Dr Shep Chidarikire)
ID Code:141585
Year Published:2020
Web of Science® Times Cited:3
Deposited By:Nursing
Deposited On:2020-10-30
Last Modified:2021-02-18

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