Gender awareness, symptom expressions and Irish mental health-care provision

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/321785
Title:
Gender awareness, symptom expressions and Irish mental health-care provision
Authors:
Bergin, Michael; Wells, John S.G.; Owen, Sara
Affiliation:
Department of Nursing, Waterford Institute of Technology.
Citation:
Bergin M, Wells JSG, Owen S. Gender awareness, symptom expressions and Irish mental health-care provision. Journal of Gender Studies. 2014: Article published online 16 May 2014
Publisher:
Journal of Gender Studies
Journal:
Journal of Gender Studies
Issue Date:
May-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/321785
DOI:
10.1080/09589236.2014.917950
Additional Links:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09589236.2014.917950
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Irish mental health policy and care provision is criticised for being gender-neutral despite gender being present in almost every aspect of illness; from risk to protection; symptom interpretation; diagnosing, ideology and knowledge of illnesses. The aim of this paper was to present the views of Irish service users and providers in relation to symptom expressions, gender awareness and care provision. A qualitative social realist design was used using Layder's (1998) adaptive theory and social domains theory. In-depth interviews (n = 54) with 26 service users and 28 service providers were conducted within one mental health service in Ireland. Dominant societal expectations for men and women are described in response to symptom expressions that reflect ‘categorical’ and ‘performative’ understandings of gender. A return of interest to symptoms-based research and practice from a gendered perspective is argued for.
Keywords:
MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES; GENDER
ISSN:
0958-9236; 1465-3869

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorBergin, Michaelen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWells, John S.G.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorOwen, Saraen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-18T10:41:21Z-
dc.date.available2014-06-18T10:41:21Z-
dc.date.issued2014-05-
dc.identifier.citationBergin M, Wells JSG, Owen S. Gender awareness, symptom expressions and Irish mental health-care provision. Journal of Gender Studies. 2014: Article published online 16 May 2014en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0958-9236-
dc.identifier.issn1465-3869-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09589236.2014.917950-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/321785-
dc.descriptionIrish mental health policy and care provision is criticised for being gender-neutral despite gender being present in almost every aspect of illness; from risk to protection; symptom interpretation; diagnosing, ideology and knowledge of illnesses. The aim of this paper was to present the views of Irish service users and providers in relation to symptom expressions, gender awareness and care provision. A qualitative social realist design was used using Layder's (1998) adaptive theory and social domains theory. In-depth interviews (n = 54) with 26 service users and 28 service providers were conducted within one mental health service in Ireland. Dominant societal expectations for men and women are described in response to symptom expressions that reflect ‘categorical’ and ‘performative’ understandings of gender. A return of interest to symptoms-based research and practice from a gendered perspective is argued for.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherJournal of Gender Studiesen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09589236.2014.917950en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of Gender Studiesen_GB
dc.subjectMENTAL HEALTH SERVICESen_GB
dc.subjectGENDERen_GB
dc.titleGender awareness, symptom expressions and Irish mental health-care provisionen_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Nursing, Waterford Institute of Technology.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Gender Studiesen_GB
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