Theses / Unpublished

Theses / Unpublished


Adeponle, A. Use of cultural consultation to resolve uncertainty of psychosis diagnosis in ethno-cultural minority and immigrant patients. Unpublished MSc thesis, McGill University, 2010. Thesis studies ethno-cultural minority and immigrant patients and discusses the problem of misdiagnosis in North America for this patient group.

Agarwal-Narale, T. Mental health of South Asian women: Dialogues with recent immigrants on post-migration, help-seeking and coping strategies. Unpublished MSc thesis, McGill University, 2005.

Barbopoulos, Anastasia. The Role of Culture in Perceptions of Psychological Disorder and Its Treatment. Unpublished PhD thesis, University of Manitoba, 2001. Thesis discusses how first generation Chinese immigrant families in the Greater Toronto Area deal with family members with Schizophrenia.

Chan, Christina Wai Mei. Coping with Schizophrenia Among Chinese Families in Toronto.  Unpublished MSW thesis, York University, 1998. Thesis discusses how first generation Chinese immigrant families in the Toronto region deal with family members with a Schizophrenia diagnosis. Primarily considers homecare of family members.

Crisanti, Annettte S. A Descriptional Longitudinal Cohort Study of Involuntary Psychiatric Inpatients. Unpublished PhD thesis, University of Calgary, 1998. Thesis considers the differences in outcomes of involuntary versus voluntary hospitalization and discusses the socio-demographic profiles of patients who are involuntarily hospitalized.

Ejiogu, Nwadiogo Ijeoma. “A Clinic for the World”: Race, Biomedical Citizenship and Gendered National Subject Formation in Canada. Unpublished MA thesis, University of Toronto, 2009. Thesis discusses Canada’s history of using state policy to reject immigrants and maintain Canada as a “white, healthy, fit, and productive” nation and the author’s personal experience with this topic.

Francis, Daniel. That Prison on the Hill: The Historical Origins of the Lunatic Asylum in the Maritime Provinces. Unpublished MA thesis, Carleton University, 1975. Thesis discusses changing attitudes towards insanity in the early 19th century in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, which in turn changed treatment and inspired the asylum. Considers the role of homelessness and poverty, as well as class inequalities and the number of immigrants within the asylum.

Jacobs, K. J. Mental health issues in an urban aboriginal population: Focus on substance abuse. Unpublished MSc thesis, McGill University, 2007.

Jarvis, G.E. Emergency psychiatric treatment of immigrants with psychosis. Unpublished MSc, McGill University, 2002. Thesis discusses the different and biased treatment given by emergency psychiatric responders with regards to patients from a variety of different ethnic backgrounds, including immigrants.

Johnson, M. Audrey. The Impact of Gender and Ethnicity on the Use of Mental Health Services: A Case Study of Twenty Immigrant and Refugee Women. Unpublished MSW thesis, University of British Columbia, 1988.  Thesis considers the absence of immigrant and refugee women from discussion of policy issues, programme planning and mental health literature in general and evaluates the socio-economic impacts of migrant experiences.

Joseph, B.E. Stress as a reaction to racism. Unpublished MSW thesis, McGill University, 1999. Thesis discusses how racism and sexism and stress are intertwined, in particular by looking at the lives of Black social service workers, how they experience racism and its impacts.

Josewski, Viviane. Lost in translation? A critical exploration of Aboriginal mental health reform in the Interior Health. Unpublished MSc, Simon Fraser University, 2009. Thesis examines Aboriginal mental health reform, in particular looking at Indigenous participation and considering cultural appropriate mental health models.

Kakuma, R. Utilization of health services for depression and anxiety in Ontario: An eleven-year comparison of determinants. Unpublished PhD thesis, McGill University, 2007. Thesis compares the utilization of health services between 1991 and 2002 in Ontario by people with different mental health diagnoses and discusses enabling or impeding factors for many people, including income.

Macdonald, M. E. Hearing (unheard) voices: Aboriginal experiences of mental health policy in Montreal. Unpublished PhD thesis, McGill University, 2003. Thesis examines the mental health experiences of Indigenous people living in Montreal with regards to policy, and the lack of culturally-sensitive and holistic care services for them. Presents the life stories of three Indigenous Montreal residents.

Matheson, Elizabeth. The Perfect Home for the Imbalanced: Visual Culture and the Built Space of the Asylum in Early Twentieth Century and Post War Saskatchewan. Unpublished Masters Art History thesis, 2010. Thesis discusses how the built structure of the North Battleford and Weyburn Mental Hospitals became imbued with meaning and in turn shaped social relations. Considers how the hospital was perceived, experienced and theorized and the importance of ethnicity, gender and class in Weyburn.

McCormick, Roderick Michael. The Facilitation of Healing for the First Nations People of British Columbia. Unpublished PhD thesis, University of Victoria, 1994.Thesis discusses the mental health needs of First Nations peoples and considers what facilitates the healing process for the First Nations people in BC.

Stewart, S. L. Indigenous mental health: Canadian native counsellors’ narratives. Unpublished PhD thesis, University of Victoria, 2007. Thesis discusses the importance of the cultural perspective in mental health services for the Indigenous people of Canada and describes the experiences of five Indigenous counsellors.

Taleshi, M. M. The relationship between acculturation and positively and negatively defined mental health for the Iranian migrant community of Canada. Unpublished MSc thesis, McGill University, 2003.

Truchan-Tataryn, Maria. (In)Visible Images: Seeing Disability in Canadian Literature, 1832-1974. Unpublished PhD thesis, University of Saskatchewan, 2007. Thesis discusses how literature depicting disability that has helped to shape the Canadian identity, touches on the way in which disability intertwines with ethnic difference in literature.

Wakeford, Paola. Pathways followed by mentally disordered accused persons: A comparative study of procedures in the Mexican state of Sinaloa and the Canadian province of British Columbia. Unpublished MA thesis, Simon Fraser University, 2003. Thesis compares legal provisions, treatment, and available mental health facilities in BC versus Sinaloa, Mexico.

White, Kimberley-Mair. Negotiating Responsibility: Representations of Criminality and Mind- state in Canadian Law, Medicine and Society, 1920-1950. Unpublished PhD thesis, University of Toronto, 2001.  Thesis discusses the social, cultural, medical, and legal processes that shaped ideas about criminality between 1920 and 1950 and the creation of psychiatric expertise as a form of power over ‘the other’, i.e. gender, race, economically disadvantaged.

Yakimchuk, Rachel. Geographical release patterns and characteristics of not criminally responsible accused persons discharged into the community: An environmental perspective. Unpublished MA, Simon Fraser University, 2005. Thesis traces where people labelled “not criminally responsible” go after they are released from the hospital and discusses their socio-economic situation.