The method by which psychiatric professionals and the profession itself have addressed the mental health needs of Indigenous Australians is explored.
A sociohistorical frame is utilised to explore the changing nature of psychiatric engagement in this field since the Second World War.
A series of distinct phases are definable, each of which demonstrates particular characteristics that relate to the social and political circumstances of indigenous Australia and changing investment on the part of mental health professionals.
Significant difficuties have emerged at various stages and there exist quite different interpretations and uses of language relating to indigenous mental heath.
Current relations between mental health professionals and members of indigenous communities in Australia are informed by a history of which we should be aware.
It has had and continues to have consequences that include significant differences in the ways in which mental health needs are conceived and articulated.
These, in turn, are consequential in terms of policy and practice.
Mots-clés Pascal : Australie, Océanie, Autochtone, Besoin, Service santé, Santé mentale, Historique, Politique sanitaire, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Australia, Oceania, Autochtonous, Need, Health service, Mental health, Case history, Health policy, Human
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0109335
Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 22/06/1998.