Social Work - Theses
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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 ...
An exploratory study of the psychosocial experiences of parents of infants diagnosed with Infantile Spasms
Infantile Spasms is a severe form of infantile epilepsy with a variable, but typically poor, long-term prognosis. The lived experiences of parents of children with this condition have never previously been examined. However, ...
Responding to sexual abuse survivors who hear voices: a challenge for mental health services
A growing body of research indicates that a substantial proportion of individuals who hear voices (otherwise known as auditory hallucinations) have also had experiences of sexual abuse. In addition to this, research indicates ...
Understanding aged care use by older Chinese-speaking immigrants in Australia
The world’s population is ageing rapidly, so how to provide quality health and aged care to an increasing elderly population has become a critical issue facing many countries. In Australia, one in four persons is born ...
Seen and heard: embedding the voices of children and young people who have experienced family violence in programs for fathers
Family violence is a significant issue facing a large number of Australian families. For many children and young people, the impact of family violence on their lives is both serious and enduring. While research is now ...