Healing traditions: the mental health of aboriginal peoples in Canada

Author(s): Kirmayer, Laurence J., 1952-

Publisher: UBC Press

Place of Publication: Vancouver, B.C.

Type: Book

Page Count: xxii, 503 p. : ill., map, ports.


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Twenty-nine academics, researchers, and mental health professionals from Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and England contribute 20 chapters to a text bringing together research and reflection on the mental health of Aboriginal peoples in Canada. Incorporating a wide range of perspectives–psychiatry, psychology, anthropology, women’s studies, sociology, and education–the text explores the role of Aboriginal history, culture, and identity in developing culturally responsive approaches to services and health promotion. Coverage includes an overview of the mental health of indigenous peoples, the origins and representations of social suffering, transformations of identity and community, and traditional healing and mental health services. For members of the Aboriginal communities and the general population, including health professionals, community workers, planners and administrators, social scientists, researchers, educators, and students. Annotation – 2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com) Distributed by Syndetic Solutions, Inc.


Biomedical (Vancouver Style):

Kirmayer, Laurence J., 1952-. Healing traditions: the mental health of aboriginal peoples in Canada. Vancouver, B.C.: UBC Press; 2009.