Journal of Mental Health and Aging

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Mini Review - Journal of Mental Health and Aging (2022) Volume 6, Issue 4

Cultural sensitivity in mental health nursing in neurology: A theoretical model.

The concept of cultural sensitivity is located within the tradition of anthropology and the history of colonisation and immigration in Australian society. This history serves as a foundation for analysing how cultural issues were mainly uncritically introduced into the field of nursing. The author of this essay contends that current interpretations of diversity in nursing and health care policy have a tendency to conceal, disregard, and ultimately perpetuate ideas of racial supremacy. Recent transcultural nursing studies are used to demonstrate how arbitrary and ahistorical features are assigned to various cultural groups. This viewpoint promotes political neutrality and avoids challenging the discriminatory practises ingrained in fundamental social relations because it is legitimated in terms of cultural sensitivity.

Author(s): Reese Lim

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