Authors: Michael Struth, Tamara Irish, Philip Hose, QLD
Event: 1998 TheMHS Conference
Subject: book of proceedings, Warrnambool and District Base Hospital Psychiatric Services Division
Type of resource: Conference Presentations and Papers
Abstract: With the shift to community based services, it became apparent in the Warrnambool and District Base Hospital Psychiatric Services Division that many staff were being expected to extend their traditional professional roles. A key factor was a recognition that staff required knowledge and skills above and beyond their basic registration which was not being effectively demonstrated by those who had been working in the mental hospital system, nor by new graduates trained by universities, preparing for the field of specialised mental health care. It was envisaged that this could not be adequately addressed, by either internal or external training opportunities, unless the specific training needs of staff were identified in relation to the core components of the work they were employed to do.