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Intelligence: How It Affects Learning, Work, Relationships, and Our MentalHealth. Cambridge,
Massachusetts: The Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press.
Colonialism and Native Health nursing in New Zealand, 1900–40
culture; this comprised an understanding of health and wellbeing
which included not only physical and mentalhealth but also spiritual
health.66 She recounted how Māori were widely debating the ‘effects
of European civilisation’, noting that ‘Even in the most Europeanised
families there lurks a secret attachment for those dear old customs,
which are the result of so many centuries of experience, and [significantly] no doubt contain many things worth keeping’ [my emphasis].
She advised, ‘Such customs (ancestral), having kept the Maori race
in vigorous health for many
Report of the Committee on the Training of Nurses for the Colonies (the
Rushcliffe Report). The report identified that training of nurses in the
United Kingdom and the Dominions for services in colonial territories was comprehensive. It gave a thorough overview of training needs
and requirements of nurses, midwives and mentalhealth nurses.
While it recommended training of Indigenous nurses, it paid little
attention to local complexities that might influence the likelihood of
At first the only trained nurses were those who were
on the psychiatric/medical model of drug dependency that has held sway since
the late 1960s.
Essentially, for the last 30 years drug users have effectively been dealt with as
a sub-set of the population of people with mentalhealth problems. There is no
convincing rationale behind this other than the pressing concern at the time to
move prescribing away from general practitioners towards a more tightly controlled and monitored system. Unfortunately this expedient was unable to
prevent the rise in the numbers of heroin users that grew gradually during the
A critical assessment of work effort in Britain in comparison to Europe
Alan Felstead and Francis Green
and Society, 18:3, 531–49.
Making work more equal
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Z. (2016), ‘The impact of restructuring on employee wellbeing: a systematic review of
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A conceptualisation of violence against women’s health (VAWH)
Sara De Vido
to restrictions on abortion, and argued that ‘legally coercing a woman to carry an
unwanted pregnancy to term is not only an abuse of her basic human rights, but
may also be extremely damaging from a mentalhealth perspective.’15 The use
of the adverb ‘legally’ is interesting for my purposes, because it identifies the
perpetrator as the state, through its laws and policies. Restrictions on abortion
might also have physical effects, especially when a woman decides to undergo
‘unsafe abortions,’ an expression which includes procedures carried out below
’ is doubted. This phenomenon has been explored in relation to healthcare conditions that might specifically reduce credibility, such as chronic fatigue and mentalhealth illnesses. 107 Like invisible disability, the difficulty of securing a trusted instrumental diagnosis exacerbates epistemic injustice. More recently, it has been argued that there are distinctive features of disabled life that promote a specific kind of epistemic injustice. 108 As Barnes points out in relation to disbelief, ‘we ought to take disabled people as very good sources of evidence about
positive effect on physical and mentalhealth
of living in an area of ethnic density, for example Bécares et al. 2012.
15 See Byrne (2014a) for discussions of migrant experiences of racism and
the development of understanding of geographies of racism.
16 See also Byrne (2006a).
’ lexicon of skills on active service overseas were
monitoring of the effects of new psychotherapeutic treatment regimes and
the microscopic diagnosis of malaria. For a detailed discussion of the war
work of Hildegard Peplau, the pioneering mentalhealth nurse, with psychologically damaged men, see especially, Barbara J. Callaway, Hildegard
Peplau: Psychiatric Nurse of the Century (New York: Springer, 2002).
Patricia Moody described the interest she gained from learning to read
malaria slides: ‘I am learning bacteriology and spend a fair amount of my
spare time peering
as the physical fibre of man’.
Despite his insistence on control, McNulty admitted that there were times when ‘despite our care, our diabetes gets out of control’. Whether as the result of illness, or ‘emotional disturbances’ such as ‘a domestic loss, a financial setback, an affront, real or imagined, to our dignity’, hyperglycaemia could return. Perhaps worse, integrating discourses on the somatic effects of emotional trauma with newer concerns on mentalhealth, McNulty suggested that ‘unless we check it