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Depression in multicultural Australia: policies, research and services.

Harry Minas, Steven Klimidis, Renata Kokanovic

Aust New Zealand Health Policy | Published : 2007

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Depression is one of the leading causes of disability in Australia. The cultural and linguistic diversity of the Australian population poses a significant challenge to health policy development, service provision, professional education, and research. The purpose of this study is to explore the extent to which the fact of cultural and linguistic diversity has influenced the formulation of mental health policy, the conduct of mental health research and the development of mental health services for people with depression from ethnic minority communities. METHODS: The methods used for the different components of the study included surveys and document-based content and thematic anal..

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