Fostering understanding and facilitating health promotion

Authored by: Ann J. Sheridan

Routledge Handbook of Global Mental Health Nursing

Print publication date:  September  2016
Online publication date:  September  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138017610
eBook ISBN: 9781315780344
Adobe ISBN: 9781317702221


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According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) determinants of mental health and mental disorders extend far beyond the ability of individuals to manage their personal thoughts and emotions, behaviours and interactions with others. Determinants of mental health and mental disorder are critically located within social, cultural, economic and political factors as well as environmental factors such as national policies, social protection, living standards, working conditions and community social supports (WHO, 2013).

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