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dc.contributor.advisorDonnelly, Tam Truong
dc.contributor.authorO'Mahony, Joyce Maureen
dc.date.accessioned2005-08-16T17:16:36Z
dc.date.available2005-08-16T17:16:36Z
dc.date.issued2005
dc.identifier.citationO'Mahony, J. M. (2005). Exploring immigrant women's mental health care experiences: from a health care provider's perspective (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/14920en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/41854
dc.descriptionBibliography: p. 135-143en
dc.description.abstractImmigrants coming to Canada have increased in the last three decades. Serious mental health problems exist among immigrant women, therefore the primary purpose of this study was to increase awareness and understanding of what would be helpful in meeting their mental health needs. Informed by post-colonial feminist perspective and Kleinman's explanatory model this qualitative exploratory study was conducted with seven health care providers who provided mental health services to immigrant women. In-depth interviews were used to obtain information about the women's mental health care experiences. The study's findings reveal that (a) immigrant women have difficulties accessing mental health care services due to insufficient language skills, unfamiliarity/unawareness of services and low socio economic status; (b) cultural background exerts positive and negative influences; ( c) health care provider-client relationship had profound effects on the immigrant woman seeking help. Strategies are suggested to help provide more culturally appropriate and accessible mental health care for immigrant women.
dc.format.extentiv, 149 leaves ; 30 cm.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.titleExploring immigrant women's mental health care experiences: from a health care provider's perspective
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.facultyNursing
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/14920
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Nursing (MN)
thesis.degree.disciplineNursing
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
ucalgary.thesis.notesUARCen
ucalgary.thesis.uarcreleaseyen
ucalgary.item.requestcopytrue
ucalgary.thesis.accessionTheses Collection 58.002:Box 1598 520492115


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University of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.