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Culture, the stigma of mental illness, and young people
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-20, 18:59 authored by Molloy, L, Beckett, P, Sherphard Chidarikire, Merrick, TT, Guha, M, Patton, D
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.
Publication titleJournal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services
Department/SchoolSchool of Nursing
Place of publication6900 Grove Rd, Thorofare, USA, Nj, 08086
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