Chapter 15. Gender Sensitive Care for Adult Women

  1. Prabha S. Chandra2,
  2. Helen Herrman3,4,
  3. Jane Fisher5,6,
  4. Marianne Kastrup7,
  5. Unaiza Niaz8,9,
  6. Marta B. Rondón10 and
  7. Ahmed Okasha11
  1. Marta B. Rondón1,10

Published Online: 18 SEP 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470746738.ch15

Contemporary Topics in Women's Mental Health: Global perspectives in a changing society

Contemporary Topics in Women's Mental Health: Global perspectives in a changing society

How to Cite

Rondón, M. B. (2009) Gender Sensitive Care for Adult Women, in Contemporary Topics in Women's Mental Health: Global perspectives in a changing society (eds P. S. Chandra, H. Herrman, J. Fisher, M. Kastrup, U. Niaz, M. B. Rondón and A. Okasha), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470746738.ch15

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India

  2. 3

    Orygen Youth Health Research Centre, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

  3. 4

    WHO Collaborating Centre in Mental Health, Melbourne, Australia

  4. 5

    Key Centre for Women's Health in Society, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

  5. 6

    WHO Collaborating Centre in Women's Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

  6. 7

    Transcultural Psychiatry, Psychiatric Department, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark

  7. 8

    The Psychiatric Clinic & Stress Research Centre, Karachi, Pakistan

  8. 9

    The University of Health Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan

  9. 10

    Cayetano Heredia University, Lima, Peru

  10. 11

    WHO Collaborating Centre for Training and Research in Mental Health, Institute of Psychiatry, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

Author Information

  1. 1

    Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health Hospital Nacional Edgardo Rebagliati Martins, Lima, Peru

  2. 10

    Cayetano Heredia University, Lima, Peru

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 SEP 2009
  2. Published Print: 13 NOV 2009

Book Series:

  1. World Psychiatric Association Evidence and Experience in Psychiatry Series

Book Series Editors:

  1. Helen Herrman

Series Editor Information

  1. WPA Secretary for Publications, University of Melbourne, Australia

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470754115

Online ISBN: 9780470746738

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Keywords:

  • gender sensitive care for adult women;
  • WHO Commission on the Social Determinants of Health - ill health determined by unequal distribution;
  • gender, determinant of health and disease and influencing longevity;
  • CSDH, women, gender and equity knowledge network;
  • International Consensus on Women's Mental Health;
  • gender sensitive and informed mental healthcare;
  • exploiting gender inequalities;
  • women who access health services - unequal power relations with providers;
  • characteristics of gender sensitive services;
  • use of seclusion and restraint

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Gender sensitive and informed mental healthcare: Basic strategies

  • Principles of gender sensitive care

  • Characteristics of gender sensitive services