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|System-level intersectoral linkages between the mental health and non-clinical support sectors|
This report summarises evidence regarding outcomes attributed to systems-level intersectoral linkages involving mental health services, and identifies barriers and facilitators to the intersectoral linkage process.
|Security Sensitive Biological Agent Standards 14 July 2011|
Standards for the handling, storage, disposal and transport of security sensitive biological agents and suspected security sensitive biological agents.
|Second National Sexually Transmissible Infections Strategy 2010–2013|
This strategy builds on the first national Sexually Transmissible Infections (STIs) Strategy. It is also one of a suite of five strategies aiming to reduce the transmission of sexually transmissible infections (STIs) and blood borne viruses (BBVs), and the morbidity, mortality and personal and social impacts they cause.
|Sixth National HIV Strategy 2010–2013|
This strategy builds on five previous strategies which guided Australia’s response to HIV and AIDS between 1989 and 2009. It is also one of a suite of five strategies aiming to reduce the transmission of sexually transmissible infections (STIs) and blood borne viruses (BBVs), and the morbidity, mortality and personal and social impacts they cause.
|Scoping study to inform the establishment of a new peak national mental health consumer organisation|
This report presents the ideas, preferences and areas of consensus which emerged throughout the national scoping project for a new peak national mental health consumer organisation. It outlines an approach to organisational development which foreshadows a strong, viable and accountable organisation based on good governance principles and reflecting the need for an organisation which can deliver for and with mental health consumers nationwide.
|Self-harm: Australian treatment guide for consumers and carers|
This guide is for adults who have engaged in self-harm. It informs them of the best possible assessment, treatment and support and what to expect of services intended to reduce self-harm and its related suffering.
|Schizophrenia: Australian treatment guide for consumers and carers|
This guide was developed for adults and young people with schizophrenia or who suspect they have schizophrenia and covers early treatment, support and recovery.
|Systematic Review of Existing Evidence and Primary Care Guidelines on the Management of Otitis Media (Middle Ear Infection)|
OATSIH has commissioned the development of a set of resources for primary health care providers outlining the latest evidence on the treatment of middle ear infection in this high-risk population, including Recommendations for Clinical Care Guidelines on the Management of Otitis Media (Middle Ear Infection) in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Populations.
|Summative evaluation of the national mental health plan 2003-2008|
This summative evaluation shows that progress was made in all the key areas and stated outcomes of the National Mental Health Plan 2003-2008.
|Sexual Health Promotion for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People – A community guide to evidence-based best practice in social and behavioural interventions|
This community guide to evidence-based best practice in social and behavioural interventions is intended for use by Aboriginal health workers, Aboriginal sexual health workers and other health clinic staff involved in sexual health promotion. It has been synthesised from a systemic review of published literature of what is effective in sexual health promotion in an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health context.
|Safety after leaving hospital: the reduction in risk of suicide in people who are discharged from inpatient mental health care|
This report examines the range and evidence base of models for protecting against risk of suicide for people with a mental illness following discharge from a mental health service.
|Systematic Review of the Literature on Complicated Grief, A|
Complicated grief is grief that involves the presentation of certain grief-related symptoms at a time beyond what is considered adaptive. The 88 studies analysed in this review were selected because they were evidence based, published in an English-language peer-review journal between 1990 and 2005, and originated in a country with a comparative health system and social and cultural similarities to Australia.
|Sniffing and the brain|
A flipchart to raise awareness of the effects of petrol sniffing and inhalant abuse.
|Schizophrenia: Australian treatment guide for consumers and carers, 2005|
This guide was developed for adults and young people who have, or suspect they have, schizophrenia. It covers early treatment, support and recovery.
|Self-harm: Australian treatment guide for consumers and carers, 2005|
This guide is for adults who have engaged in self-harm. It informs them of assessment, treatment and support options and what to expect of services intended to reduce self-harm and its related suffering.
|Sports safety in Australia - an update: July 2003|
THIS DOCUMENT HAS BEEN RESCINDED
|Standards and Guidelines for Residential Aged Care Services Manual|
Standards and guidelines reflecting the quality management and services expected of a residential aged care service. The Manual has been developed to assist service providers to comply with their obligations under the Aged Care Act 1997.
|Stocktake and case studies of Australian legislation and other measures designed to prevent non-intentional injuries in children: Phase 1 Report|
THIS DOCUMENT HAS BEEN RESCINDED
|Smoking cessation guidelines for Australian general practice: desktop guidelines and patient education materials|
Flipchart providing information to assist smokers to quit.
|Smoking cessation guidelines for Australian general practice|
Information that general practitioners and other practice staff can apply to identify smokers and assist them to quit.
|Supporting parents and families: the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people|
This brochure will help you to become aware of the warning signs of mental health problems, the importance of seeking early help and the ways you can help support your child or young person.
|Seeking residents' views in residential aged care|
A package of materials designed to assist residential aged care services to gain and use views of residents. The materials in the package complement major aspects of the aged care reform strategy and provide a practical way for services to learn more about residents’ needs and concerns.
|Stigma and discrimination|
Stigma against people who have experienced a mental illness is deeply entrenched in our culture. This report presents the nature of the problems associated with stigma and through its recommendations suggests positive strategies to genuinely impact on stigma in our society.
|Summary of Outcomes of the National Workshop on practice nursing in Australian General Practice|
The outcomes and decisions of the Future Directions in Practice Nursing Workshop held in July 2001 to discuss the ways forward for practice nursing.
|Suicide and the media: a critical review – executive summary|
This is the executive summary of a report which considers whether media portrayals of suicide can lead to imitation. The report reviews studies of a variety of media (newspaper, film, television, music and books) and both fictional and non-fictional portrayals of suicide.
|Suicide and the media: a critical review – full report|
This report considers whether media portrayals of suicide can lead to imitation. It reviews studies of a variety of media (newspaper, film, television, music and books) and both fictional and non-fictional portrayals of suicide.
|Study into the Information Needs and Perceptions of Older Australians Concerning Falls and their Prevention, A|
The principal goal of this study was to identify the most appropriate nature of information on falls and their prevention when communicating with older people and their carers.
|Some characteristics of hospital
admissions and discharges:
older Australians. Occasional Papers: New Series Number 8|
Based on Western Australian hospital data covering admissions and discharges during 1994-95 and 1995-96, this study focuses on the experiences of older Australians who were admitted to hospital: how they came to be admitted and why; and where they went afterwards (including the proportion who went into a nursing home). This is only a partial picture of older Australians' use of health services because it is restricted to hospital admissions and discharges.
|Social Impacts of the Cannabis Expiation Notice Scheme in South Australia: Monograph no. 34, The|
This study compares the social impacts of two main models found in Australia for dealing with minor cannabis offences: total prohibition, and prohibition with civil penalties. In addition, it evaluates the operation and acceptability of an existing expiation scheme for minor cannabis offences, South Australia's Cannabis Expiation Notice (CEN) scheme.
|Second National Mental Health Plan|
This plan provides a national framework for future activity in mental health reform by building on the achievements to date and identifying additional areas for national activity.
|Social Costs of Drug Abuse in Australia in 1988 and 1992: Monograph no. 30, The|
This report is the second major study estimating the social costs of drug abuse in Australia. The drugs analysed are alcohol, tobacco and illicit drugs (including cannabis, opiates, amphetamines, cocaine and hallucinogens).