Recommended Reading? Workshop Siblings Of People With Mental Illness: Implications For Best Practice

Go back to Resource Library
By May 28, 2015 No Comments

Authors: Francesca Coniglio, David Meldrum and Susan Golley, SA

Year: 2011

Event: 2011 TheMHS Conference


Type of resource: Conference Presentations and Papers

ISBN: 9780975765371

Abstract: In Australia, there is a lack of recognition and support for the unique and individualised needs of adult siblings when a sibling experiences mental illness. A Delphi study design was undertaken to identify and prioritise the needs and supports of adult siblings of people with mental illness. Three rounds of the Delphi study were carried out with 40 participants to
1. Identify, 2. Rate the importance and relevance, and 3. Prioritise needs and supports to gauge priorities for service delivery. Consensus (75% agreement) was achieved with 100% of the outcomes. Participants identified two categories of needs and supports: their own needs and supports that directly meet these needs, and the needs and supports required of their sibling with mental illness. Identifying these priority needs and supports for service delivery revealed a discrepancy between the nature of the need identified requiring support, and the source of where support is sought.

This resource is only available for subscribers. If you have a subscription, please log in. Otherwise, click here to purchase a subscription.