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dc.contributor.authorKokanovic, R
dc.contributor.authorMay, C
dc.contributor.authorDowrick, C
dc.contributor.authorFurler, J
dc.contributor.authorNewton, D
dc.contributor.authorGunn, J
dc.date.available2014-05-22T03:44:29Z
dc.date.issued2010-05-01
dc.identifierpii: SHIL1228
dc.identifier.citationKokanovic, R., May, C., Dowrick, C., Furler, J., Newton, D. & Gunn, J. (2010). Negotiations of distress between East Timorese and Vietnamese refugees and their family doctors in Melbourne. SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH & ILLNESS, 32 (4), pp.511-527. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9566.2009.01228.x.
dc.identifier.issn0141-9889
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/31588
dc.description.abstractRecent critiques of depression have contested its coherence as a concept and highlighted its performance in medicalising distress. Studies of depression in a cross-cultural context have focused on language and belief systems as technical barriers to practice that need to be overcome in enacting depression work. This paper seeks to locate culture within the broader socio-structural context of depression care in general practice. The paper draws on interviews with five general practitioners (GPs), and 24 patients from Vietnamese and East Timorese backgrounds who predominantly have left their home as refugees. Each had been diagnosed with depression or prescribed antidepressants. These patients gave accounts of distress deeply embedded within, and inseparable from, lives fraught with frightening pre-migration experiences, traumatic escape and profound dislocation and alienation in their new 'home'. Fragmented lives were contrasted with the nourishing social fabric of homes left behind. GP participants were involved in a process of engaging with a profoundly communal and structural account of emotional distress while defending and drawing on an individualised notion of depression in performing their work and accounting for the pain presented to them.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherWILEY-BLACKWELL
dc.subjectSociology
dc.titleNegotiations of distress between East Timorese and Vietnamese refugees and their family doctors in Melbourne
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1467-9566.2009.01228.x
melbourne.peerreviewPeer Reviewed
melbourne.affiliationThe University of Melbourne
melbourne.affiliation.departmentGeneral Practice
melbourne.source.titleSociology of Health and Illness: a journal of medical sociology
melbourne.source.volume32
melbourne.source.issue4
melbourne.source.pages511-527
dc.description.pagestart511
melbourne.publicationid127437
melbourne.elementsid311484
melbourne.contributor.authorKokanovic, Renata
melbourne.contributor.authorFurler, John
melbourne.contributor.authorGunn, Jane
melbourne.contributor.authorNewton, Danielle
dc.identifier.eissn1467-9566
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