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dc.contributor.authorDark, Frances-
dc.contributor.authorPatton, Murray-
dc.contributor.authorNewton, Richard-
dc.identifier.citationAustralasian Psychiatry 2017; 25(5): 441-444-
dc.description.abstractThis statement of opinion relates to an invited debate on the role of peer workers in psychiatric services during the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists conference 2016. The views presented in this statement of opinion are those of the team for the affirmative. Peer workers are increasingly being employed within mental health services. Early adopters of this new workforce note advantages in terms of engagement of peers but also a bidirectional sharing of knowledge between clinicians and peer workers that has been mutually beneficial. Greater research and evaluation needs to occur to understand how best to incorporate peer workers into mental health care.-
dc.subjectpeer support workers-
dc.subjectpsychiatric services-
dc.titleA substantial peer workforce in a psychiatric service will improve patient outcomes: the case for.-
dc.typeJournal Article-
dc.identifier.journaltitleAustralasian Psychiatry-
dc.identifier.affiliationAustin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australiaen
dc.identifier.affiliationThe University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australiaen
dc.identifier.affiliationSpecialist Mental Health and Addictions Service, Waitemata District Health Board, Auckland, New Zealanden
dc.identifier.affiliationMetro South Addiction and Mental Health Service, and School Public Health, University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD, Australiaen
dc.type.austinJournal Article-
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