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The role of the mental health worker in a housing and accommodation support initiative for Indigenous Australians

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Sayers, JM and Cleary, M and Hunt, GE and Burmeister, OK, The role of the mental health worker in a housing and accommodation support initiative for Indigenous Australians, Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 53, (4) pp. 307-312. ISSN 0031-5990 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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2016 Wiley Periodicals

DOI: doi:10.1111/ppc.12181

Abstract

PURPOSE: To explore the experiences of mental health workers and perceptions of their role and the scope of their work.

DESIGN AND METHODS: Qualitative design. Twenty interviews were conducted with mental health workers. Interviews were analyzed using thematic analysis.

FINDINGS: Three overarching themes were identified. In this paper the overarching theme of "dimensions of my role" is discussed. Subthemes were (a) information and education, (b) person-centered care, and (c) networking and partnerships.

PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS: Professional development, networking, and partnerships underpin the provision of coordinated services and ultimately person-centered care. Enhancing staff capacity building may also enable sustainability of appropriate quality services.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Public Health and Health Services
Research Field:Mental Health
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Objective Field:Mental Health
Author:Sayers, JM (Dr Jan Sayers)
Author:Cleary, M (Professor Michelle Cleary)
ID Code:117285
Year Published:2017 (online first 2016)
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2017-06-06
Last Modified:2017-11-02
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