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 pp. 1-6. ISSN 0031-5990 (2016) [Refereed Article]
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:||Medical and Health Sciences|
|Research Group:||Public Health and Health Services|
|Research Field:||Mental 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)|
|Deposited By:||Health Sciences|
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