Working with Immigrant Women

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Working with Immigrant Women

Issues and Strategies for Mental Health Professionals

Edited by Sepali Guruge and Enid Collins

Format: Paperback

Working with Immigrant Women addresses the gap between the needs of newcomer women and established structures and practices in Canada’s mental health care system.

With an interest in changing paradigms in mental health practice, the multidisciplinary group of authors—including researchers, mental health practitioners, health promoters, community development workers, university professors, diversity trainers, program coordinators and community mental health advocates—analyzes issues affecting women’s mental health and illnesses within an immigration and settlement context, critically examines literature and current research and suggests practice strategies for mental health professionals working with this population.

Working with Immigrant Women highlights the intersecting oppressions experienced by women while emphasizing their strengths and resiliencies. It also demonstrates how women are active participants in shaping their mental health and responding to mental health problems.

Topics include:

  • theoretical perspectives
  • recognizing social determinants of depression, the role of spirituality, issues around interpretation and barriers to accessing services and their implications for practice
  • working with specific groups: Sudanese, Caribbean, lesbian, refugee and older women and girls
  • critical concerns for women: trauma, intimate partner violence and postpartum depression.

The authors provide innovative approaches that mental health professionals can use to enhance current practice and ensure equitable, relevant and comprehensive care. This book is a valuable resource for health care professionals, administrators, educators, researchers and policy-makers, and is an ideal course text.

About the authors

Sepali Guruge, RN, BScN, M.Sc., PhD is an Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Ryerson University. Sepali’s nursing experience includes practice, teaching, research and consultation; her teaching and research interests are in the areas of women’s health, immigrants’ health, mental health and violence against women throughout the migration process. She obtained her education in Sri Lanka, in the former Soviet Union and in Canada. 

Enid Collins, RN, MS, M.Ed., EdD., Professor Emeritus, School of Nursing, Ryerson University, completed her registered nurse diploma at the Kingston Public Hospital School of Nursing in Jamaica and her doctoral work in sociology and equity studies at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. Her work in nursing leadership, practice and education includes maternal child health nursing, community health nursing, women’s health and transcultural health.

This product is available in English only.
Ce produit est offert en anglais seulement.

Pages: 358 • Published: 2010 • ISBN: 9780888685353 (print) • Product Code: PG124

Ce produit est offert en anglais seulement.
This product is available in English only.

Pages : 358 • Publié : 2010 • ISBN : 9780888685353 (version imprimée) • Code de produit : PG124