An educational program for mental health nurses and community health workers from Pacific Island countries: results from a pilot study

Usher, Kim, Park, Tanya, Trueman, Scott, Redman-MacLaren, Michelle, Casella, Evan, and Woods, Cindy (2014) An educational program for mental health nurses and community health workers from Pacific Island countries: results from a pilot study. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 35 (5). pp. 337-343.

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Abstract

Delivery of mental health care relies upon professionals with the latest evidence upon which to base their care. This research reports on a pre-test/post-test evaluation of a four-week education program delivered to Pacific Island participants (n = 18) to enhance knowledge, skills, and attitudes (KSAs). The education program used a combination of formal lectures, tutorials, clinical visits, simulations, and laboratory sessions. The measure used was the Nurse Self Report (NSR) questionnaire. Results indicate an education intervention can be an effective tool for improving the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of Pacific Island people who care for persons experiencing mental health problems.

Item ID: 35264
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1096-4673
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This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. The moral rights of the named author(s) have been asserted.

Funders: AusAID
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2014 04:04
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1110 Nursing > 111005 Mental Health Nursing @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9203 Indigenous Health > 920307 Pacific Peoples Health - Determinants Of Health @ 100%
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