Powerlessness, marginalized identity, and silencing of health concerns: voiced realities of women living with a mental health diagnosis.

@article{Tillaart2009PowerlessnessMI,
  title={Powerlessness, marginalized identity, and silencing of health concerns: voiced realities of women living with a mental health diagnosis.},
  author={Susan Van Den Tillaart and Donna Kurtz and Penny Cash},
  journal={International journal of mental health nursing},
  year={2009},
  volume={18 3},
  pages={153-63}
}
Using a feminist qualitative approach, this study substantiated many earlier research findings that document how women with a mental health diagnosis experience unequal access to comprehensive health care compared to the general population. Accounts of this disparity are documented in the literature, yet the literature has failed to record or attend to the voices of those living with mental health challenges. In this paper, women living with a mental health diagnosis describe their experiences… CONTINUE READING
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