Addressing diversity in mental health care: A review of guidance documents

Owen, Sara and Khalil, Elizabeth (2007) Addressing diversity in mental health care: A review of guidance documents. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 44 (3). pp. 467-478. ISSN 0020-7489

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Abstract

Discriminated against and marginalised groups of people within our communities continue to be over represented
within mental health services and frequently their particular needs are not met. Challenging discrimination and working towards more equitable services are a vital part of anyone’s role working within mental health services. This paper provides a review of guidance documents on diversity issues with a particular focus on ethnicity, gender, sexuality, learning disability, spirituality, homelessness and age. The review concludes with a summary of the range of approaches that are currently being advocated for translating guidelines and recommendations into improved and equitable mental
health services that meet the needs of service users from a wide range of diverse groups.

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Additional Information:Discriminated against and marginalised groups of people within our communities continue to be over represented within mental health services and frequently their particular needs are not met. Challenging discrimination and working towards more equitable services are a vital part of anyone’s role working within mental health services. This paper provides a review of guidance documents on diversity issues with a particular focus on ethnicity, gender, sexuality, learning disability, spirituality, homelessness and age. The review concludes with a summary of the range of approaches that are currently being advocated for translating guidelines and recommendations into improved and equitable mental health services that meet the needs of service users from a wide range of diverse groups.
Keywords:Diversity, Equality, Mental health
Subjects:B Subjects allied to Medicine > B760 Mental Health Nursing
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Health & Social Care
ID Code:728
Deposited By: Bev Jones
Deposited On:08 Apr 2007
Last Modified:13 Mar 2013 08:23

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