Title

Trauma from a Global Perspective

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-2008

Journal

Issues in Mental Health Nursing

Volume

29

Issue

1

First Page

63

Last Page

72

Abstract

Trauma from widespread collective violence such as genocide and ethnic cleansing has not been discussed from a global perspective. It will be argued that the Western medical model of diagnostic labeling is inadequate for understanding victims of collective violence from around the world. Phenomenology and liberation philosophy will be discussed as alternatives to understanding trauma from collective violence that move beyond the Western medical model of diagnostic labeling. The insights gained from these alternative approaches will contribute to the development of nursing education, research, and practice relevant to the health of victims of collective violence around the globe.

Notes

Published in: Issues in Mental Health Nursing, Volume 29, Issue 1. January 2008 , pages 63 - 72. DOI: 10.1080/01612840701748821