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West African refugee health in rural Australia:complex cultural factors that influence mental health

Citation

Nyagua, JQ and Harris, AJ, West African refugee health in rural Australia:complex cultural factors that influence mental health, Rural and Remote Health, 8, (1) pp. 1-9. ISSN 1445-6354 (2008) [Refereed Article]

Abstract

Health and mental health practitioners in rural and regional Australia are increasingly being presented with the challenge of working cross-culturally. Due to a diversity of cultures, generic approaches are needed that take account of culture without requiring the practitioner to have detailed knowledge of each person's background. However, there are many practitioners from diverse backgrounds now working in Australia at various stages of enculturation into Western practice. The cultural grounding of one practitioner from West Africa is used to highlight potential areas of misunderstanding, and to offer an accessible point of departure for culturally sensitive practice and formal research opportunities.

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:Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health)
Objective Field:Health Related to Specific Ethnic Groups
Author:Harris, AJ (Mr Andrew Harris)
ID Code:51715
Year Published:2008
Web of Science® Times Cited:10
Deposited By:Centre for Rural Health
Deposited On:2008-04-30
Last Modified:2011-11-25
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