Prof. Gournay CBE concludes this year’s forum with a discussion of how today’s mental health care system responds to trauma.
Kevin Gournay is presented on research into mental health workers’ experiences of trauma in the workplace. He explored the implications of The Claybury Stress Study and other research investigating predictors of community psychiatric nurses’ wellbeing.
Kevin Gournay is presenting on research into mental health workers’ experiences of trauma in the workplace. He is exploring the implications of The Claybury Stress Study and other research investigating predictors of community psychiatric nurses’ wellbeing. What do you think contributes to satisfaction or difficulties in your workplace?
Cath Roper is discussing how mental health legislation that provides for involuntary treatment is a form of ‘structural violence’. What are the implications of this lens for workers and consumers in mental health services? Though it may be helpful and justified, Cath argues that the removal of autonomy remains a form of violence and a moral wrong. Mental health legislation thus stains the hands of caregivers with the moral wrong of removing the autonomy of clients.
Dr. Bridget Hamilton spoke with us today about the world of nursing and the difficulties faced by nurses on a daily basis, particularly within hospital settings. Dr Hamilton is a registered mental health nurse with over 30 years of experience working as clinician and researcher in public sector services. Dr Hamilton also teaches and researches at the University of Melbourne.
Cath Roper gave a thought provoking presentation regarding the trauma associated with involuntary care through mental health legislation.
John Feneley spoke about the ongoing work of the NSW Mental Health Commission and their development of a draft Strategic Plan for Mental Health in NSW. You can read more and get updates from the Commission through their website.
Steve Segal presented on secondary traumatisation of volunteer rape crisis counsellors in rape crisis counselling services in Israel.