An educational program for mental health nurses and community health workers from pacific island countries: Results from a pilot study

Kim Usher, Tanya Park, Scott Trueman, Michelle Redman-Maclaren, Evan Casella, Cindy Woods

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)337-343
Number of pages7
JournalIssues in Mental Health Nursing
Volume35
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2014
Externally publishedYes

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