Journal article

Developing best practice guidelines for the psychosocial assessment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people presenting to hospital with self-harm and suicidal thoughts

Bernard Leckning, Tanja Hirvonen, Gregory Armstrong, Timothy A Carey, Mark Westby, Alix Ringbauer, Gary Robinson

Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To develop guidelines for the culturally responsive psychosocial assessment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people presenting to hospital with self-harm and suicidal thoughts. METHOD: The Delphi method was used to establish expert consensus. A systematic search and review of relevant research literature, existing guidelines and grey literature was undertaken to develop a 286-item questionnaire. The questionnaire contained best practice statements to guide clinicians undertaking psychosocial assessment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people presenting to hospital with self-harm and suicidal thoughts. An expert panel comprising 28 individuals with clinical, communi..

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The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship and/or publication of this article: This study was commissioned by the Centre for Best Practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention (CBPATSISP). CBAPTSISP is funded by the Australian Government through the Department of Health's National Suicide Prevention Leadership and Support Programme.