Social Work - Theses
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The experience of Chinese female spouses of problem gamblers in Hong Kong: a grounded theory study of multi-dimensional impact
Although problematic gambling is a widespread problem among Chinese populations across the globe, there is limited research on how it affects Chinese female spouses of problem gamblers. The purpose of this study was to ...
The practice of evaluation in Australian child and family organisations
Despite reports that the demand for evaluation is at an all-time high, little is known about how child and family organisations in Australia are engaging with evaluation. Also unknown is what helps and hinders these ...
Identifying the key factors shaping the construction of a social work identity in mental health
A social work identity is ‘difficult to grasp’. Relevant professional literature is scarce, though some authors have recently acknowledged that ‘Social work identity is a contested concept.’ (Mackay & Zufferey, 2015). The ...
The Victorian Centres Against Sexual Assault: responding to victim/survivors with intellectual disability or complex communication needs
Rates of sexual assault experienced by people with intellectual disabilities and complex communication needs are considered to be higher than for others in the community. In addition, people with disabilities can experience ...
Complexity and service provision in the Royal Children's Hospital's Family Choice Program
Due to continued advancement in medical care and technology, the number of children living with complex medical care needs is increasing. Despite this, understandings of this group of children and the programs that support ...
Architecture and the design of therapeutic environments: the case of self harm
This thesis finds that specific design interventions in the spaces providing therapy can improve therapeutic outcomes for those who self harm. Therapeutic interventions for this service user group typically involve various ...
The experiences of parents of children who have dyslexia in Victoria, Australia: a social justice perspective
This study aimed to shed light on the experiences of parents in Victoria, Australia with a school-aged child diagnosed with dyslexia. Utilising a mixed method research design, the study examined the experiences of parents ...
Exploring medical students' perceptions and experiences of bullying amongst hospital-based doctors
Historically, in Australia, the topic of bullying amongst doctors has been investigated sporadically. This has recently changed with an increase in research being conducted. However, the focus of this research is often on ...
An evaluation of an assertive community linkage intervention for patients presenting to the Sunshine Hospital Emergency Department with suicidal behaviours
According to much of suicide prevention literature the strongest risk factor predictive for suicide is previous suicide attempt or deliberate self-harm. While many assessed at Sunshine Hospital Emergency Department are ...
From suspicion to intervention: improving responsiveness to abuse of the elderly in acute and sub-acute healthcare
Background: Elder abuse is a recognised form of family violence. It is an act of harm towards an older person by someone known to them - usually within their family network or trusted social environment. Because of the ...