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Conceptualising the Mental Health of Rural Women: A Social Work and Health Promotion Perspective

Rural Society
Volume 19 Issue 4 (Dec 2009)

Abstract: The mental health and well-being of rural women and how to promote it is not well understood. This paper reviews contrasting discourses in relation to rural women, highlighting the way in which gender roles may be reinforced and women's health and well-being compromised. The structural analysis, practice frameworks and skills provided by the disciplines of social work and health promotion can assist in the development of a broader conceptualisation of rural women's mental health and suggest a way forward in promoting their mental health and well-being.

To cite this article: Harvey, Desley. Conceptualising the Mental Health of Rural Women: A Social Work and Health Promotion Perspective [online]. Rural Society, Vol. 19, No. 4, Dec 2009: 353-362. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=245751239538420;res=IELHSS> ISSN: 1037-1656. [cited 26 Sep 16].

Personal Author: Harvey, Desley; Source: Rural Society, Vol. 19, No. 4, Dec 2009: 353-362 Document Type: Journal Article ISSN: 1037-1656 Subject: Health promotion; Rural mental health services; Well-being; Social service, Rural; Rural women--Health and hygiene; Peer Reviewed: Yes Affiliation: (1) Department of Social Work and Community Welfare, School of Arts and SocialSciences, James Cook University, PO Box 6811, Cairns QLD 4870, Australia

Database: Humanities & Social Sciences Collection