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Acute mental health service delivery to Indigenous women: What is known?

Bradley, Patricia, Dunn, Sandra V., Lowell, Anne and Nagel, Tricia M. (2015). Acute mental health service delivery to Indigenous women: What is known?. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing,24(6):471-477.

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Title Acute mental health service delivery to Indigenous women: What is known?
Author Bradley, Patricia
Dunn, Sandra V.
Lowell, Anne
Nagel, Tricia M.
Journal Name International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
Publication Date 2015
Volume Number 24
Issue Number 6
ISSN 1445-8330   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-84948587945
Start Page 471
End Page 477
Total Pages 7
Place of Publication Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Field of Research 1117 - Public Health and Health Services
111714 - Mental Health
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DIISR)
Abstract The Australian College of Mental Health Nurses directs that mental health nurses must ‘enable cultural safety in practice, taking into account age, gender, spirituality, ethnicity and health values’. The present study is a review of the existing literature undertaken in order to identify current knowledge and knowledge gaps regarding the experience of Indigenous women in acute mental health inpatient facilities. In particular, studies that identified environments and practices promoting the development of culturally-safe healing spaces for Indigenous women, and studies that identified women's experience of seclusion, were sought. The results showed that there is little literature directly relevant to Indigenous women's experiences of inpatient mental health units in Australia. The present study consolidates existing knowledge and knowledge gaps, and advances the argument for gender-disaggregated future research. Implications for professional practice and service development are also noted.
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