Journal article

Mental health professional online development (MHPOD): Pilot testing of an online training package for Australian specialist mental health services

AS Nicholas, S Day, J Pirkis, CA Harvey

FOCUS ON HEALTH PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION-A MULTIDISCIPLINARY JOURNAL | AUSTRALIAN NZ ASSOC HEALTH PROFESSIONAL EDUCATORS-ANZAHPE | Published : 2016

Abstract

Introduction: Australia's National Practice Standards for the Mental Health Workforce ("The Standards") outline the values, attitudes, knowledge and skills required to work in Australian mental health services. Mental health professionals are encouraged to meet these standards within 2 years of commencing practice. Mental health professional online development (MHPOD) is a multidisciplinary, self-directed, online learning resource focused on increasing the knowledge, skills and confidence of professionals across Australia related to The Standards. This paper outlines the evaluation of the MHPOD pilot, which aimed to identify changes in self-rated knowledge, skills and confidence as a result ..

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