TITLE

Development of mental health first aid guidelines for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people experiencing problems with substance use: a Delphi study

AUTHOR(S)
Hart, Laura M.; Bourchier, Sarah J.; Jorm, Anthony F.; Kanowski, Leonard G.; Kingston, Anna H.; Stanley, Donna; Lubman, Dan I.
PUB. DATE
January 2010
SOURCE
BMC Psychiatry;2010, Vol. 10, p78
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Background: Problems with substance use are common in some Aboriginal communities. Although problems with substance use are associated with significant mortality and morbidity, many people who experience them do not seek help. Training in mental health first aid has been shown to be effective in increasing knowledge of symptoms and behaviours associated with seeking help. The current study aimed to develop culturally appropriate guidelines for providing mental health first aid to an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person who is experiencing problem drinking or problem drug use (e.g. abuse or dependence). Methods: Twenty-eight Aboriginal health experts participated in two independent Delphi studies (n = 22 problem drinking study, n = 21 problem drug use; 15 participated in both). Panellists were presented with statements about possible first aid actions via online questionnaires and were encouraged to suggest additional actions not covered by the content. Statements were accepted for inclusion in the guidelines if they were endorsed by ≥ 90% of panellists as either 'Essential' or 'Important'. At the end of the two Delphi studies, participants were asked to give feedback on the value of the project and their participation experience. Results: From a total of 735 statements presented over two studies, 429 were endorsed (223 problem drinking, 206 problem drug use). Statements were grouped into sections based on common themes (n = 7 problem drinking, n = 8 problem drug use), then written into guideline documents. Participants evaluated the Delphi method employed, and the guidelines developed, as useful and appropriate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Conclusions: Aboriginal health experts were able to reach consensus about culturally appropriate first aid for problems with substance use. Many first aid actions endorsed in the current studies were not endorsed in previous international Delphi studies, conducted on problem drinking and problem drug use in non-Indigenous people, highlighting the need for culturally specific first aid strategies to be employed when assisting Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people.
ACCESSION #
55091712

 

Related Articles

  • Ethnic variations in pathways to and use of specialist mental health services in the UK: Systematic review. Bhui, Kamaldeep; Stansfeld, Stephen; Hull, Sally; Priebe, Stefan; Mole, Funke; Feder, Gene // British Journal of Psychiatry;Feb2003, Vol. 182, p105 

    Background Inequalities of service use across ethnic groups are important to policy makers, service providers and service users. Aims To identify ethnic variations in pathways to specialist mental health care, continuity of contact, voluntary and compulsory psychiatric in-patient admissions; to...

  • Developing Quality Indicators for Family Support Services in Community Team-Based Mental Health Care. Serene Olin, S.; Kutash, Krista; Pollock, Michele; Burns, Barbara; Kuppinger, Anne; Craig, Nancy; Purdy, Frances; Armusewicz, Kelsey; Wisdom, Jennifer; Hoagwood, Kimberly // Administration & Policy in Mental Health & Mental Health Service;Jan2014, Vol. 41 Issue 1, p7 

    Quality indicators for programs integrating parent-delivered family support services for children's mental health have not been systematically developed. Increasing emphasis on accountability under the Affordable Care Act highlights the importance of quality-benchmarking efforts. Using a...

  • La institución psiquiátrica en Colombia en el año 2025. Investigación con método Delphi. Vanegas-Medina, Claudia Rocío; de la Espriella-Guerrero, Ricardo Andrés // Revista Gerencia y Políticas de Salud;Jul-Dec2015, Vol. 14 Issue 29, p114 

    Uncertainty of psychiatric institutions in Colombia has scientific, economic, market and regulatory aspects that hinder the provision of decisions for adequate, efficient and effective care, facing the changing conditions of the provision of health services. The research explores how psychiatric...

  • Race, Social Class and Psychological Distress In Rural And Urban Southern Communities. Linn, J. Gary; Husaini, Baqar A.; Whitten-Stovall, Richard // Humanity & Society;May90, Vol. 14 Issue 2, p128 

    The article studies effects of race, social class and poverty on psychological distress in rural and urban community in Tennessee. As data indicate, there are no substantial differences among subgroups with respect to age. Afro-American respondents, in general, have strikingly lower family...

  • Culture and Mental Health: Nonverbal Communication. Singh, Nirbhay N.; Mckay, Jennifer D.; Singh, Ashvind N. // Journal of Child & Family Studies;Dec98, Vol. 7 Issue 4, p403 

    All behavior occurs in a cultural context. Context, which can be defined in a number of ways, has been referred to as the web of experience that includes thoughts, acts, and the past. Broadly defined, culture is "the shared values, traditions, arts, history, folklore, and institutions of a group...

  • Evaluation of Clinical Guidelines in Psychiatry. Gnanavel, Sundar // Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine;Jul-Sep2014, Vol. 36 Issue 3, p348 

    A letter to the editor is presented which discusses several clinical practice guidelines in clinical psychiatry.

  • Differing mental health practice among general practitioners, private psychiatrists and public psychiatrists. Younès, N.; Hardy-Bayle, M. C.; Falissard, B.; Kovess, V.; Chaillet, M. P.; Gasquet, I. // BMC Public Health;2005, Vol. 5, p104 

    Background: Providing care for mental health problems concerns General Practitioners (GPs), Private Psychiatrists (PrPs) and Public Psychiatrists (PuPs). As patient distribution and patterns of practice among these professionals are not well known, a survey was planned prior to a re-organisation...

  • American Indian Youth: Personal, Familial, and Environmental Strengths. Stiffman, Arlene; Brown, Eddie; Freedenthal, Stacey; House, Laura; Ostmann, Emily; Yu, Man // Journal of Child & Family Studies;Jun2007, Vol. 16 Issue 3, p331 

    We present data from interviews with 401 youths on the relationship of personal, familial, and environmental strengths to the outcomes of urban and reservation American Indian youths. Urban youths consistently nominated more strengths than tribal youths, except in the area of tribal strengths....

  • A leaflet to improve knowledge and attitudes to help-seeking for mental illness among Muslims. Ahmed, Kamran; Hussain, Abrar // British Journal of Psychiatry;Apr2014 Supplement, p88 

    A letter to the editor is presented concerning a leaflet on attitudinal and knowledge barriers to help-seeking for mental illness in British Muslims who work with a local voluntary organisation, the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and the Muslim Council of Britain.

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics