- About Dr. Ellen Badone
- Field: Medical/Cultural Anthropology; Religious Studies
- Professor, McMaster University
- Departments of Anthropology and Religious Studies
Dr. Badone’s recommended readings to inspire your own research on mental illness.
Dr Badone’s 3 Key Works:
Narrative Approaches to Mental illness
1) Everyday Ethics: Voices From the Front Line of Community Psychiatry
Reference: Brodwin, Paul (2013). Everyday Ethics: Voices From the Front line of Community Psychiatry, University of California Press.
- Study of the moral issues facing mental health clinicians serving vulnerable US populations.
2) The Paradox of Hope: Journeys Through a Clinical Borderland
Reference: Mattingly, Cheryl (2010). The Paradox of Hope: Journeys Through a Clinical Borderland, University of California Press, 2010.
- Narrative phenomenology approach to experiences of African-American families with children who have chronic medical conditions.
3) Vita: Life in a Zone of Social Abandonment
Reference: Biehl, Joao (2005). Vita: Life in a Zone of Social Abandonment, University of California Press.
- Provides an overview about informant discrepancies/biases when assessing child mental health.
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