Previews - Medical
Author: Charles Hartson
A Little Bit
ISBN: 0 646 27985 8
Publisher: Sarah Hartson
Address: 292 Glenmore Road, Paddington, NSW, 2021
The recipient of a Cochlear Implant, Annabelle is now learning to hear
and talk. The story of Annabelle's operation will have application for all
children facing a stay in hospital. Its simple style is accessible and comprehensive
in the recounting of a traumatic event.
Written in the voice of a young boy, "A Little Bit Extra Special"
tells of his sister Annabelle, a two year old who is a little bit extra
special. She cannot hear, but "you can't tell by looking at Annabelle
that she is deaf."
With the confronting forthrightness common to all young children, yet to
be influenced by prejudice, and who measure the world by how they are treated,
this small book makes a considerable contribution to tolerance and understanding.
Illustrated with black and white photos it records a life that is at the
same time ordinary and a little bit extra special - Annabelle in her hospital
bed and Annabelle playing with her shoe on the dining room table. Supported
by the Shepherd Centre this publication, touching in its simplicity and
honesty, will help children and their families alike.
The Ear Work Book
Author: Sherryll Thomas
ISBN: 0 646 29480 6
Publisher: Sherryll Thomas
Address: 22 Lagoon Street, Narrabeen, NSW, 2101
Your ears can improve your health - discover the healing power of ears.
Just how understanding ears can improve your health is explained in this
simple self help manual. Ear Work incoporates one of the oldest Chinese
healing techniques - acupuncture without needles - with reflexology and
Whether you are a practitioner or a person interested in self help health,
the charts in this manual will set you on the way to positive pain relief
and stress control. It is simple to learn, safe to apply and works quickly.
No expensive equipment is necessary.
The author is a reflexologist and acupressurist who has been a natural therapist
for years. She has been passionate about EARS since 1994. Having studied
the Chinese and French systems, Thomas has found dramatically improved results
in her practice since incorporating Ear work in her healing routine.
She now specialises in EARS, treating migraine, headache, PMS, menopause,
stress, giving up smoking and moving energy blockages.
The manual comprises an introduction to the history of this form of treatment,
an explanation of how it works and charts that show the appropriate points
that need to be worked upon for a particular ailment.
The charts are ordered alphabetically and cover everything from asthma to
hiccups, indigestion to lower back pain, bed wetting to nightmares, phantom
limb pain to soft tissue injury.
If you are interested in self help treatment, then this manual could be
just what you are looking for.
Author: Nicotine Replacement Therapy Association
Nicotine Replacement Therapy - The Evidence
ISBN: 0 646 28385 5
Publisher: Nicotine Replacement Therapy Association Inc.
Address: Lvl 2/273 Sussex Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000
Does nicotine replacement therapy work? Who does it work for? What is
the evidence? As an estimated 3.6 million Australians are currently smokers,
answers to these questions are clearly needed. This publication sets out
the findings of a committee established to examine the feasibility of preparing
evidence-based guidelines about the use of and role of nicotine replacement
therapy in Australia.
Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) first became available in Australia in
1984. In 1993, the first transdermal nicotine patch was approved for marketing
as a Schedule 4 item. Since then, a further three applications have been
approved for transdermal nicotine patches, although one has been withdrawn
from the market.
Each of the three nicotine patches has been associated with strong but different
marketing campaigns. However, controversy remains about their overall role
as part of a coordinated public health strategy to promote smoking cessation.
The committee that was established to investigate evidence-based guidelines
about the use of NRT was the result of an industry initiative. It has since
been expanded to cover a broad range of disciplines including epidemiology,
public health, tobacco control, general practice, pharmacy, clinical pharmacology,
addiction studies, behavioural science and a consumer perspective.
The committee is chaired by Professor Chris Silagy of the Department of
General Practice, Flinders University. Panel members are as follows:
Renee Bittoun, Head, Nicotine Addiction Unit, University of Sydney
Dr Ron Borland, Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer
Ms Megan Benier, Residential Community Care Advocacy Service
Associate Professor Peter Carroll, Department of Life Sciences, University
Associate Professor Simon Chapman, Department of Community Medicine, University
Dr Sue Hill, Clinical Evaluation Unit, Therapeutic Goods Administration
Dr Graham Sivyer, General Practitioner, and
Dr John Summons, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.
The report finds that there is a continuing trend towards smoking cessation
in Australia. Smokers usually make several attempts before quitting successfully,
and the great majority do so alone and unaided.
Itt finds that self-help strategies can help as can advice from professionals.
The effectiveness of brief interventions can be enhanced by using more than
one modality. Formal behavioural therapy is more effective than advice alone,
and may be as effective as NRT. However, it also concludes that there is
insufficient evidence that nicotine gum is more effective than formal behavioural
therapy. Interestingly, it concludes that dedicated face to face smoking
cessation services make only a minor contribution to smoking cessation.
With NRT, it finds that its use in all forms is significantly more effective
than placebo or no NRT in helping smokers quit and that nicotine gum is
more effective in smokers with high nicotine dependence.
The publication concludes by addressing policy issues. Noting that NRT is
effective in reducing smoking rates, it argues that public policy should
be directed towards ensuring it is available to as many people as would
benefit from it.
The need to see a doctor, the need for prescriptions, its cost and the market
Surprisingly, given the attention that smoking cessation has received in
recent years, the paucity and/or unreliability of available medical research
and the lack of large controlled trials in many relevant areas is alarming.
A reader could conclude that some of the funds dedicated to advertising
the matter might have been better spent to more public effect by the medical
profession. Certainly more funds could be devoted to research. This publication
argues cogently for the need for further work overall but especially for
particular groups of people including pregnant women, Aboriginal and Torres
Strait Islanders, people with cardiovascular disease and stroke and those
The Master Word of Dr William Osler
Author: Alex Preda
ISBN: 0 646 28437 1
Publisher: Alex Preda
Address: 12 Terminus Street, Castle Hill, NSW, 2154
This collection of the works of Dr Osler - doctor, teacher of medicine
and uniquely good man - brings together some of his most important writings.
Born in the wilds of Canada, he became successively Professor of Medicine
at McGill, Pennsylvania, John Hopkins and Oxford Universities and was immortalised
by his gift of inspiring others with his own example of joyous living.
Stress, success and ethics, as major issues in a doctor's life, are not
new. Although Osler wrote as a teacher of medicine the issues are not confined
to that profession. His writing has application for everyone. His philosophy
and attitude to life have universal relevance and his audience today should
be far wider than the medical audience for whom he originally wrote and
to whom he often spoke.
From his interest in the classics, he was a humanist with a quiet inner
strength able to reconcile the eternal truths of literature, religion and
philosophy with the rapidly expanding findings in science.
There are few eminent medical men in the West not aware of his writings.
They are the forerunner of all today's personal development courses, while
"A Way of Life" has been the very cornerstone of how-to-stop worrying
and start-living methods.
The energy and sincerity with which he lived what he preached and his natural,
profound empathy with students is evident in the addresses to student bodies
included in this collection.
Osler's thoughts and deliberations delight because they are not only homely
truths that need re-presenting but are the constant truths that have been
propounded through the ages.
It is not appropriate for me to endeavour to synopsise the work. It is appropriate
to urge you to read it, ponder it, enjoy it and make the most of everything
it has to offer for it surely has much to offer.
This publication has been undertaken in order that new generations can enjoy
Osler's work. I hope they seize the opportunity.
Authors: George Ulett & James Nichols
The Endorphin Connection
ISBN: 0 646 28311 1
Publisher: Novena Marketing
Address: 42 Union Street, Wickham, NSW, 2293
Easy and economic relief from pain without drugs using ACU-TENS. Discover
for yourself the pain relieving effects of ACU-TENS.
It is a device that is not only capable of massaging muscles, but by placing
self adhesive pads on certain body locations, it is capable of administering
a pulsing impulse that will stimulate the release internally of endorphins.
If you want to experience conditioned healing, with its capacity to improve
relaxation, concentration, mental and physical performance and help condition
yourself against the effects of stress, then this is a book you will want
Massage, yoga, exercise and hypnosis are examples of non-invasive techniques
that enable the body to handle difficult situations better. They work by
influencing the natural mechanisms within the human brain to control the
flow of hormones and, as a result, support the role of the immune system.
ACU-TENS is an extension of this principle and offers the potential to the
general community to add a safe alternative to drugs to induce relaxation
and feelings of general well-being.
This handbook of opiate enhancement takes the reader through why and how
ACU-TENS works, a study of the location of motor points and case studies
of people who have successfully used ACU-TENS.
Author: United Christian AIDS Concern
AIDS Missions Support Manual
ISBN: 0 646 26172 X
Publisher: United Christian AIDS Concern
Address: PO Box 1014, Doncaster East, Vic, 3109
A guide to AIDS, this manual sets out this history of the pandemic,
explains what it is, succinctly details the risk factors, approaches for
working with people infected with HIV, for nursing those with AIDS related
diseases and sets out the fundamental issues that need to be considered
when preparing educational programs.
It aims at dispelling fear by providing information and recognises that
whilst currently fatal, AIDS is preventable.
Designed for Christians working in developing countries, this manual is
written with such a plain common sense approach to the issue of AIDS that
it will be relevant to a far wider audience than the one for whom it has
It is the result of the work of AIDS Mission Support (AMS), which in 1989,
as a small working party under the auspices of the Christian Medical Fellowship
of Victoria, World Vision Australia and the Australian Evanagelical Allicance
Missions Commission, began looking at the implications of the global epidemic
for missionaries and mission organisations, with respect to their own personnel
and those amongst whom they minister.
Section 1 of the manual, "Basic Information on AIDS", is written
to enable missionaries and their respective organisations to make informed
decisions regarding the epidemic.
Recognising that not only is the risk of getting AIDS less than that of
getting malaria, but that it is preventable, Section 2 sets out guidelines
Section 3, "Limiting the Spread of AIDS", explores ways in which
to establish education programs, from one-to-one to community based to advertising
campaigns that are appropriate for the community for whom they are intended.
A personal encounter described in this section eloquently makes the point:
"In Tanzania, when 35-year-old Lenika Savorek read a poster explaining
that to avoid infection with AIDS he should 'have sex with only one faithful
partner' he burst into laughter. 'What am I going to do with my other wives?'
he asked. 'Love carefully', the slogan adopted by the Ugandan campaign,
recognises the existence of polygamy in local cultures."
The manual explores the circumstances under which it might be appropriate
to encourage a change in behaviour and, when as the example above indicates,
it is more appropriate to change the approach of a campaign.
It suggests that traditional behaviour may be modified by consensus community
decisions. For instance, in an area around the Chikankata Hospital in Zambia
the spouse of a person who has died is traditionally expected to have sexual
intercourse with a member of the bereaved family. After counselling and
most importantly, with consensus agreement, most now choose to adopt an
alternative methods of ritual cleansing.
Aspects of counselling and caring are covered in Section 4, "Caring
for a person with AIDS".
Although the majority of the editorial committee have worked in developing
countries, the limitations of preparing such a manual from a developed country
are recognised in Section 5 which includes contributions from those currently
working in Africa.
Supplements include papers on practical theology, further information for
those wishing to study AIDS in greater detail and a section for administrators
who have responsibility for staff safety.
All in all, not only is this manual clear, concise and practical, it is
a good contribution to the discussion of the issue, canvassing as it does,
the cultural, religious and economic factors that have bearing on the spread
of the pandemic.
Copies may be ordered from the Health Advisory Unit of Missions Interlink,
204 Wommara Avenue, Belmont North, NSW, 2280 and cost $8.00 per copy. Bulk
orders can be negotiated.
Author: Hilary Irvin
In the Footsteps of Rontgen
ISBN: 0 646 25288 7
Publisher: Hilary Irvin Productions
Address: PO Box 338, Edgecliff, NSW, 2027
This publication celebrates the centenary of Professor Wilhelm Konrad
von Rontgen discovery of X-rays and explores Australia's contribution to
the field of X-rays and allied areas, examining the progress of present
applications and future directions through a series of twenty three interviews
with preeminent achievers in radiology, ultrasound, nuclear medicine (organ-imaging)
and industrial physics.
Included in the volume are interviews are with the following:
Bruce Innes, Radiographer, currently researching the life of Joseph Slattery
and the beginning of radiography in Australia preparatory to a biography
Dr William Hanson, Radiotherapist, pioneer in radiotherapy, given the title
of Radium Registrar in 1940, the first user of radium for therapy in Australia.
The Hanson Centre for Cancer Research, the Hanson Resources Room at the
Anti-Cancer Foundation, the scholarship called the Hanson Scholar at Adelaide
University all perpetuate his name and his pioneering work.
Dr Phillip Yuile, Radiation Oncologist, who introduced into Australia the
first ever intra-operative radiotherapy programme.
Jill Fitch, Physicist, member of the Executive Council of the International
Radiation Protection Association, specialises in the field of Radiation
Biology and Radiation Physics.
Professor Peter Ilbery, Professor of Radiobiology. Internationally known
for his work in radiation oncology, he practiced at the School of Public
Health in Sydney and later as Medical Director of the Peter MacCallum Cancer
Institute in Victoria. He has held the only Associate Chair in Radiobiology
Dr Gwyn Howells, CB. As Director-General of the National Health Medical
& Research Council he oversaw Australia's victorious campaign against tuberculosis.
Dr Suzanne le P. Langlois, Radiologist. As a result of her research on impalpable
mammographic abnormalities, she has developed techniques and equipment important
in modern day breast diagnosis - particularly with a technique called carbon
Professor Janet McCredie, AO. With a doctorate for a thesis on congenital
malformation, she received an AO for continuing services to medecine. Her
interpretation of X-rays of thalidomide children led her to devise the theory
of Neural Crest Injury as being the pathogenesis of congential malformations
of the thalidomide type.
General Colin Gurner, AO. After twenty years army service, Gurner practices
both as a therapeutic and diagnostic radiologist. He has been variously,
the Director of Australian Kidney Foundation, the Surgeon/General of Defence
Forces and Director-General of Medical Services (AMF).
Paul Trainor, AO. Beginning in the factory at Watson Victor, Trainor became
the brains behind Ausonics and Telectronics, the producers of Octoson, artificial
pacemakers and Cochlear implants for the deaf.
Dr Christoper Rowe, nuclear neurologist. His studies with SPECT (single
photon emission computed tomography) imaging, as well as PET (positron emission
tomography), he is currently attracting world wide interest with the work
undertaken in his research laboratory.
Others include Dr George Kossoff, Ultrasound Specialist, Dr Kenneth Sherbon,
Radiologist, Rex Boyd, Radio-Chemist, Dr Frederick Schubert, Radiologist
and Nuclear Medicine Specialist, John Watt, Physicist, formerly at the Australian
Atomic Energy Commission and more recently with CSIRO, Professor John Mainstone,
Professor of Physics, University of Queensland, Dr Peter Verco, Radiologist,
Dr Bruce Kynaston, Radiation Oncologist, Dr Ross Glasson, Diagnostic Radiologist,
Dr William Garrett, AM, Radio- Obstetrician, Dr James Syme, Radiologist
and Dr Thomas Sandeman, Radiation Oncologist.
Not only is this work interesting because as Dr George Cohen says "historians
of the future . . . will bless you for it", it makes fascinating reading
and provides an illuminating insight into the history of science and medicine
A History of Leichhardt Women's Community Health Centre
Author: Joyce Stevens
ISBN: 1 646 25977 6
Publisher: The First 10 Years History Project
Address: C/- 78/38 Forbes Street, Newtown, NSW, 2042
The author, Joyce Stevens, was awarded the Order of Australia (AM) on January
A history of the Leichhardt Women's Community Health Centre, this work is
more than just that. At the same time as revealing the breadth of services
provided to a complex and varied community by a centre such as Leichhardt,
"Healing Women" places these services in their historical context,
that of the 1970s Women's Liberation Movement and the women's health movement
and thus within the development of society over the past two decades.
Author Joyce Stevens comments in the preface:
"Once upon a time, before feminists carried their banners emblazoned
with the women's sign and the inscription "Women's Liberation",
there was a luxury tax on the contraceptive pill. The group known as Family
Planning, whose job it was to inform the public about contraceptives and
to prescribe them where they were needed, was forbidden to advertise its
services." A far cry indeed from today where buses and billboards carry
advertisements advocating the use of condoms.
This book, examining as it does women's history at a micro level, through
its examination of the first ten years of the Leichhardt centre, is a valuable
contribution to this area. It is also an illuminating insight into just
how far the women's movement has been instrumental in changing public perceptions
on everything from the right to control your own body, to a person's right
to information in any relationship with a medical practitioner (indeed the
right to be able to make informed decisions in any matter), to equality
of access to information irrespective of gender, race, ethnicity, language
or income to the need to address prevention as well as cure in medicine.
In detailing the battles that were fought and sometimes won and sometimes
lost in the struggle to establish and maintain the centre, "Healing
Women" demonstrates how crucial disagreement and conflict has been
in the development of new ideas about women's place in the world and in
the development of new ways of trying to work in that world.
As a centre committed to the tenets of working collectively, "Healing
Women" is also a fascinating insight into the problems and challenges
of a collective. It charts the developments in attitudes to what constitutes
a collective and the extent to which compromise was necessary and the extent
to which compromise was resisted.
Through an often stormy and uncertain history, the fact that the centre
survived and has contributed so much of immense value to its constituency
and beyond is a testomony to many dedicated and talented women of conviction
25th Annual Scientific Meeting
Author: Australian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine
ISBN: 0 646 25233 X
Publisher: Australian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine
Address: 2/181 High Street, Willoughby, NSW, 2068
The program for the 25th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian
Society for Ultrasound in Medicine.
It includes abstracts from most of the sessions and covers such matters
as 3D ultrasound, paediatric ultrasound, obstetrics and gynaecology ultrasound,
breast ultrasound, ultrasound artefacts, abdominal ultrasound, Doppler ultrasound,
vascular/scrotal/back ultrasound and sonography of the shoulder, knee, forearm,
hand and ankle tendons.
The meeting was held at the Sydney Convention Centre during August 1995.
Invited international speakers include Dr Steve H. Parker, Assistant Clinical
Professor, Department of Radiology, University of Colorado; Dr Joanna Seibert,
Professor in the Department of Radiology and Peadiatrics at the Arkansas
Children's Hospital; Associate Professor William D. Middleton of the Mallinckrodt
Institute of Radiology, Washington University School of Medicine; Professor
William Robert Lees, Professor of Medical Imaging at University College,
London; Dr A. Thomas Stavros of Imaging Associates of Inglewood, Colorado
and Professor Sturla Eik-Nes of Trondheim University Hospital, Norway.
Australian speakers include Katherine Devonald, Department of Obstetrics
and Gynaecology, Nepean Hospital; Dr John Read of the Sydney Adventitst
Hospital; Dr Stephen Cahill, Director of the Radiology Department, Westmead
Hospital; Veronica Hanrahan of the Department of Nuclear Medicine &
Ultrasound, Westmead Hospital; Dr David Ellwood, Director Department of
Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Nepean Hospital; Dr Bruno Giuffre and Dr Steven
Blome of Royal North Shore Hospital; Trevor Beckworth of Wagga Medical Imaging;
and Dr John King of Gribble Pathology, Adelaide
Author: NSW Oncology Pharmacy Interest Group
Seminar in Clinical Oncology Pharmacy Practice
ISBN: 0 9588944 7 7
Publisher: Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia
Address: Department Pharmacy, Westmead Hospital, Westmead, NSW, 2145
As the title suggests, the publication is a collection of papers, abstracts
and notes presented at a Seminar in Oncology Pharmacy Practice constructed
as a basic training program for Oncology Pharmacists, conducted by the Westmead
hospital in September 1995.
The range of topics is comprehensive starting with an overview of cancer,
the biology of cancer, the patient's perspective and principles of cancer
treatment, and covering topcis such as endocrine therapy, an overview of
biological therapeutic agents and the haematological complications of chemotherapy.
As the publication is designed principally for use at the Seminar, not surprisingly,
some sections are designed solely to be used in conjunction with the presentation
of the particular topic under consideration.
Case studies are presented in a range of topics including Paediatric Oncology
covering case studies in Wilm's Tumour and Acute Lymphoblastic Leukeamia.
The publication concludes with some thought provoking papers on
palliative care and the ethical debate currently raging over euthanasia.
The publication includes comprehensive suggested reading lists.
The 1994 ROW and MetROW Project
Author: Cecelia Gorer & Sonja Mahs
ISBN: 0 646 25270 4
Publisher: NSW Users and AIDS Assoc. Inc.
Address: PO Box 822, Bondi Junction, NSW, 2022
NUAA (NSW Users and AIDS Association) conducted its first Rural Injectors
Project in 1993. Following the success of the pilot project, a number of
recommendations were made including the proposal to implement the developed
This report covers the resultant work of Rural Outreach Workers (ROWs) working
in three country locations in New South Wales - Bowral, Narooma and Albury,
and Metropolitan Rural Outreach Workers (MetROWs) working in satellite cities
within a 150k radius of Sydney - Gosford, Newcastle and St Marys. The project
is primarily concerned with identifying the needs of the target group and
assisting them to work out goals and strategies for achieving those goals.
Workers were selected on the basis of their knowledge of the issues, good
knowledge of the contacts in their area and their ability to communicate.
Peer education is stressed and some workers were themselves users. Some
had been unemployed previously for quite lengthy periods of time.
The target group was not always the same in each area - for instance in
one area it was methadone users, in another it was users wishing to detox,
and, in others, it was all users no matter what they used or how.
Greg Ussher's statement in Talkabout July 1994 summaries the philosophy
behind the program:
"Community development presupposes that people's health experiences
are part of their social context and social relations, not isolated incidences
of treatable illness. This approach involves working in ways that facilitate
and empower people and communities to develop their strength and confidence
while at the same time addressing concrete problems in a manner which enables
them to make their own decisions and maintain some control over the outcomes.
This approach is concerned with building consensus and participation in
the community and using strategies of empowerment such as providing communities
with information, gaining resources, building community organisations and
developing the skills to work and organise locally."
The report covers the outcomes of the program, for those in each of the
target groups, and the outcomes for and effects on the workers themselves.
It will be of interest to those working in the area of illicit drug use,
users and anyone interested in the issues that the matter raises.
Surviving Mental Illness
Editors: S Robertson, M Teeson, K Kellehear, V Miller, J Farhall
ISBN: 0 646 25110 4
Publisher: Mental Health Services Conference Inc of Australia and New Zealand
Address: PO Box 192, Balmain, NSW, 2041
The 4th Annual Mental Health Services Conference (THE M*H*S Conference)
was held at Melbourne University in September 1994.
Over 190 papers and workshops were availabe for the audience of 900. Represented
in the proceedings were consumers, researchers, service providers and managers.
Four keynotes addresses were delivered: "Economic opportunities and
disincentives for the mentally ill" given by Richard Warner and Paul
Polak; "Cognitive psychotherapy with schizophrenic patients - a schema
focused integrated approach" given by Carlo Perris; "Recovery
from mental illness" given by Agnes B. Hatfield and "The removal
and return of competence and power to consumers" given by Mary O'Hagan.
Mary O'Hagan's address is a startling insight into her life. It is told
with a lucidity and poetry that is profoundly moving. This paper will leave
any reader wiser about the mental health system and wiser because of the
experiences that Mary has so generously shared. It is written in two parts.
Part One which Mary entitled "The Removal of Competence and Power"
is a cut and paste of excerpts from her journal and the hospital notes written
during one of her episodes of mental distress. "I wrote most of the
journal entries during my last stay in hospital while I crouched in the
safety of a locked toilet. With enormous effort I created coherent sequences
of words out of the chaos inside me and recorded them in tiny faint handwriting.
This was one of the most intense and profound experiences of my life - but
down the other end of the long polished corridor, others recorded their
own version of my distress in the course of a very ordinary day's work."
The second part of the paper, entitled "The Return of Competence and
Power" starts six months after Mary's last discharge from hospital
ten years ago and traces some of her experiences as a consumer representative,
provider and decision maker since that time. The threads through this part
of the paper are voices from the consumer movement and from the mental health
system. All the material is taken from Mary's journal entries, interviews,
other people's writings and occasionally straight from memory.
The ten papers cover subjects such as the services available for children
of parents experiencing major mental illness, gender and family responsibility
issues in vocational rehabilitation for people with mental health related
conditions and an interesting paper entitled "Of bricks and mortar
and shoestrings: Supported community housing on the NSW North Coast"
which details an innovative approach to housing for mentally ill residents
in an area that has one of the lowest standards of living in the state.
Ten reports and commentaries include one on suicide prevention from a consumer
point of view - the father of a teenage son who suicided; a paper addressing
"Mental health workers surviving mental illness" and a paper looking
at the results of a national study on factors affecting employment outcomes
for people with psychiatric disabilities.
A further fourteen papers have been included under the heading "Sharing
Information", covering such issues as "The importance of Recreation
and Leisure in the lives of People with a Serious Mental Illness",
"Post Placement Support and Job Retention for People with Psychiatric
Disabilities" and "Psycho-social Rehabilitation for Women with
Serious Mental Illness and Dependent Children". A number of papers
report on specific community based projects both in Australia and New Zealand.
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