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Title: The Role of the Elder within a Mainstream Addiction and Mental Health Hospital: Developing an Integrated Paradigm
Authors: Menzies, Peter
Bodnar, Ana
Harper, Vern
Issue Date: Nov-2010
Citation: Menzies, Peter, Bodnar, Ana and Harper, Vern "The Role of the Elder within a Mainstream Addiction and Mental Health Hospital: Developing an Integrated Paradigm" NSWJ-V7, p.87-107.
Abstract: This paper outlines the role of an Elder working as a full partner in a therapeutic environment with a Western trained mental health team. Research for the article is based on observation and interviews with the Elder and the team mental health staff. This article provides insight into one of the many roles that Elder Vern Harper has within a mainstream hospital setting. Elder Vern Harper participates in counseling sessions with Aboriginal clinicians trained in Western healing intervention. Within these sessions Elder Vern Harper provides traditional teachings and healing. Many clients have indicated that this two-pronged approach gives them the best of both worlds as they are provided insight into their problems both from an Aboriginal perspective as well as from a western clinical perspective.
URI: http://142.51.24.159/dspace/handle/10219/385
ISSN: 1206-5323
Appears in Collections:Volume 7, November 2010: Promising Practices in Mental Health: Emerging Paradigms for Aboriginal Social Work Practices

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