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Mental Health Nursing Research


Attitude to reporting of notifiable conduct of a regulated health professional

Deepti Bhasin, a Clinical Master student, invites all AHPRA registered health professionals to participate in a study, assessing attitude to reporting of notifiable conduct of a regulated health professional. The study requires you to complete an anonymous online survey about notifiable conduct, and is anticipated to take about 10 minutes.


If you are interested in participating, please click on the link below to access the survey
https://csufobjbs.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0xJRhyHbuBjTFCB 

Please promote and share this survey with other health professionals in your network.
If you would like any further information about the study, I can be contacted on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. you for your time.

The study has been approved by Charles Sturt University Research Ethics Committee, Ethics approval no: 19230.


 Mental health nurse capabilities in psychotherapy: An exploratory study

Mental health nurses (MHN) are often poorly recognised in provision of psychotherapy and largely excluded from funding streams while other disciplines such as occupational therapy and social work are included, alongside psychology and medicine. For MHNs to have better active participation and access to funding streams for mental health there is a need to establish what capabilities they possess, how they were developed and how they impact upon MHN practice.

The aim of the project is to better understand the lived experience of mental health nurses who have qualifications in psychotherapy or counselling.

If you are a MHN who has undertaken any form of training or education in any approach to talk based interventions we invite you to participate in the study by following the link below
https://working4recovery.com/MHN/

Contact Professor John Hurley of Southern Cross University at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for any enquiries.

The Ethics Approval Number of this study is 19067 and the study will be open for one month.


Mental Health Nursing and Trauma-informed Care

Mental health nurses (MHNs) experience high rates of workplace physical and verbal violence. The impact is multifactorial, effecting both interpersonal and relational aspects of care, contributing to compassion fatigue and burnout.

Trauma informed care (TIC) is a model of care that mental health services are employing in order to enhance awareness of the impact of trauma, recognise the symptoms of trauma, respond with the knowledge of the effects of trauma, and avoid trauma and re-traumatisation in care.

This study seeks to examine TIC in acute mental health units specifically from the perspective of the MHN.

If you are a Registered Nurse or Enrolled Nurse (as per AHPRA qualification) currently or recently (in the last 3 years) working in acute mental health unit, please contact Allyson Wilson to participate.

Mobile: 0409083352 or
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Human Research Ethics Committee of Southern Cross University with approval number:ECN-19-061


 

The confirmatory validation of the GSAT (Supervisor and Supervisee)

My name is Sarah Hamilton, I am a mental health clinician and HDR Candidate with the Griffith University School of Human Services and Social Work and currently undertaking a study to validate a competency tool for assessing clinical supervisors titled, ‘A psychometric validation of the Generic Supervision Assessment Tool (GSAT) for assessing competency among clinical supervisors’.

Clinical supervision is important for professional development, support, and quality clinical outcomes. This research aims to validate the Generic Supervision Assessment Tool (GSAT), which could be used for assessing the generic skills and competencies of clinical supervisors. Participants will be asked to complete the GSAT and other similar tools. The survey takes approximately 15-20 minutes to complete. Participants can enter in the draw to win a $200 Visa gift card.

There is a separate survey for supervisees and supervisors via the following links:

Supervisee https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GSAT-SE   

Supervisor https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GSAT-SR

I can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on mobile 0415559065.

Ethical approval has been obtained for this research from Griffith University (GU 2015/835) and   Metro South Health Research Ethics Committee (HREC/16/QPAH/458).

 

 

Other Research

Interviews with Mental Health Professionals on Consumer (Peer) Representatives

Jody McPhee, from the Australian National University, is conducting research into the perspectives of mental health professionals on consumer representatives. Mental Health professionals are invited to be interviewed for approximately 40 minutes on their varying experiences and perspectives on working with consumer representatives. Participants are required to be active in service provision, and cannot be working at a consumer led organisation. The interviews are currently open and will close on the 26th August 2019.
To participate or for more information, please contact Jody McPhee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or the supervisor Dr Brett Scholz at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


This research has received ethics approval from the ANU HREC: protocol number 2019/280