Factors shaping indigenous mental health: an ethnographic account of growing up Koori from a Gubba perspective.

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Abstract

This paper presents selected themes derived from stories provided by Aboriginal youth and adult community members during a doctoral research study. The study was conducted in an Aboriginal community in NSW, Australia. The ethnographic research was titled 'The development of mental health in Koori adolescents: Stories and memories from their youth'. The themes emerged from the data and provide a deeper insight into the notion of mental health from the perspective of the Aboriginal people in this study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-20
Number of pages10
JournalThe Australian journal of holistic nursing
Volume12
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2005

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