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Indigenous alcohol and other drug workers' wellbeing, stress and burnout project

 

Overview

Run by the National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA), this project involved the identification of key antecedents and consequences of stress, burnout, and wellbeing among Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal alcohol and other drug (AOD) and generic health workers.

A key component of the project was the development of an information base to inform strategies to improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health worker practice. A survey aimed at identifying key antecedents and consequences of burnout and engagement in AOD specialist workers was made available online, and complemented by in-depth interviews and focus groups conducted with workers. The project received 280 surveys from AOD managers in various AOD treatment agencies across Australia.

As a part of this project, NCETA compiled a CD Rom to offer a range of practical resources relevant to both new and experienced workers in the fields of Indigenous health, alcohol and other drugs. The three key resources are:

Abstract adapted from NCETA

Contacts

National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction
Flinders University
Level 3B, Mark Oliphant Building
Laffer Drive, Science Park
Bedford Park SA 5042
Ph: (08) 8201 7535
Fax: (08) 8201 7550
Email: nceta@flinders.edu.au

Related publications

National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA) (2009)

An Indigenous services database and other resources: Indigenous alcohol and other drug workers' wellbeing, stress and burnout.

: Flinders University

This CD Rom offers a range of practical resources relevant to both new and experienced workers in the fields of Aboriginal health and alcohol and other drugs (AOD). It has three key resources:

Abstract adapted from the National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction

An Indigenous workforce development checklist for the AOD field (2010)

Bates N, Weetra D, Roche AM

This document is part of a suite of resources that aim to enhance Indigenous worker wellbeing and reduce work related stress. It was designed for Indigenous alcohol and other drug (AOD) workers and explores a number of issues relevant to them. This document contains:

The checklists contain questions which may assist in the development of staff cultural competency and are a useful workforce development training tool.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Roche AM, Duraisingam V, Trifonoff A, Battams S, Freeman T, Tovell A, Weetra D, Bates N (2013)

Sharing stories: Indigenous alcohol and other drug workers' well-being, stress and burnout.

Drug and Alcohol Review; 32(5): 527-535

Skinner N, Roche AM (2005)

Stress and burnout: a prevention handbook for the alcohol and other drugs workforce.

Adelaide: National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA)

Duraisingam V, Roche AM, Pidd K, Zoontjens A, Pollard Y (2007)

Wellbeing, stress and burnout: a national survey of managers in alcohol and other drug treatment services.

Adelaide: National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA)

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Last updated: 14 August 2014
 
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