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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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 Type:||Refereed Article|
|Research Division:||Health Sciences|
|Research Group:||Health services and systems|
|Research Field:||Mental health services|
|Objective Group:||Public health (excl. specific population health)|
|Objective Field:||Mental health|
|UTAS Author:||Sayers, JM (Dr Jan Sayers)|
|UTAS Author:||Cleary, M (Professor Michelle Cleary)|
|Year Published:||2017 (online first 2016)|
|Web of Science® Times Cited:||4|
|Deposited By:||Health Sciences|
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