Tools and methodologies for investigating the mental health needs of Indigenous patients: It's about communication

Eley, Diann, Hunter, Keith, Young, Louise, Baker, Peter, Hunter, Ernest and Hannah, Dominique (2006) Tools and methodologies for investigating the mental health needs of Indigenous patients: It's about communication. Australasian Psychiatry, 14 1: 33-37. doi:10.1111/j.1440-1665.2006.02235.x

Attached Files (Some files may be inaccessible until you login with your UQ eSpace credentials)
Name Description MIMEType Size Downloads
Indigenous_Menta.pdf Author copy application/pdf 56.90KB 1255

Author Eley, Diann
Hunter, Keith
Young, Louise
Baker, Peter
Hunter, Ernest
Hannah, Dominique
Title Tools and methodologies for investigating the mental health needs of Indigenous patients: It's about communication
Journal name Australasian Psychiatry   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1039-8562
1440-1665
Publication date 2006-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1440-1665.2006.02235.x
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Volume 14
Issue 1
Start page 33
End page 37
Total pages 5
Place of publication Australia
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Collection year 2006
Language eng
Subject 321202 Epidemiology
321204 Mental Health
Formatted abstract
Objective: To undertake a needs analysis to determine the quality and effectiveness of current mental health services to Indigenous patients within a health district of Southern Queensland. The present study focused on identifying gaps in the service provision for Indigenous patients. Tools and methodologies were developed to achieve this.
Method: Before commencement of the needs analysis, a review of related national projects was completed. The needs analysis entailed the development and distribution of two separate questionnaires. A major priority of the questionnaire for Indigenous patients was ensuring that effective communication and cultural respect was achieved. A steering committee of both Indigenous and non-Indigenous experts collaborated on this. The second questionnaire was for employees of the mental health service. Both questionnaires were designed to provide a balanced perspective of current mental health service needs for Indigenous people within the mental health service.
Results: The predominant issue that emerged and underpinned all the results was communication.
Conclusions: The present study has developed and used procedures for undertaking research involving Indigenous people. It has shown the importance of involving Indigenous people to help ensure successful communication, compliance and cooperation by Indigenous mental health patients.
Keyword Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Communication
Cultural awareness
Indigenous Australians
Mental health
Queensland
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes This is an author version of an article originally published as Eley, Diann and Hunter, Keith and Young, Louise and Baker, Peter and Hunter, Ernest and Hunter, Dominique (2006) Tools and methodologies for investigating the mental health needs of Indigenous patients: it's about communication. Australian Psychiatry 14(1):33-37. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1665.2006.02235.x Copyright 2006 Blackwell Publishing. All rights reserved.

 
Versions
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: Scopus Citation Count Cited 16 times in Scopus Article | Citations
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Created: Mon, 20 Nov 2006, 10:00:00 EST by Diann Eley on behalf of School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work