Scholarly Writing Piece: Annotated Bibliography
Cultural Considerations in Mental Health
1. Mental Health Conditions of Indigenous Australians
Jorm, A. F., Bourchier, S. J., Cvetkovski, S., & Stewart, G. (2012). Mental health of Indigenous Australians: a review of findings from community surveys. Med J Aust, 196(2), 118-121.
Introduction: The article covers the information known regarding the mental health status of different people within Australia.
Aim: The study aimed to describe different aspects, which comprised the assembly of the known information on the mental of Indigenous Australians from communal surveys.
Scope: It explores different emergent guidelines and principles to govern and improve evaluation practices within different cultures.
Main Argument: The study has established that the Indigenous Australians have a higher burden of injuries and diseases compared to the mainstream Australian population. This has been associated with increased prevalence of non-communicable diseases, like mental disorders.
Relationship with topic: Mental health and cultural issues are directly related. Mental issues affect people from different cultures in different ways.
Intended audience: The research is intended for families and other community members in of the indigenous Australians.
Research methods: The study used a systematic search using the means highlighted by the Preferred Reporting Unit for Systematic Meta-Analyses and Reviews. Several methods of collection of data and analysis have been used in consulting public records on the issue.
Strength: The study was successful in establishing the causes of differences in data on health conditions of indigenous Australians. It has revealed a strong set of congruent attitude...
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...lifetime mental health problems and trauma type.
Strength: The study has provided awide-ranging picture of the impairment levels in main social and health functioning domains that are related with GBV amongst women.
Weakness: The cross-sectional study design impedes the drawing of inferences on the possible fundamental relationships involving mental health and GBV.
Conclusion: There is a great need to equip psychiatric services in order to assist women experiencing mental health disorders because of GBV.
Contribution of text to understanding of the topic: The study implies that the causes of mental health issues affecting adults are different in men and women. The violence meted on women is different amongst women due to education and cultural reasons. The problem of severe mental illness can be improved through education to change the attitudes towards women.