Kerry A Thomas

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BACKGROUND Despite a high level of research, policy, and practice interest in help-seeking for mental health problems and mental disorders, there is currently no agreed and commonly used definition or conceptual measurement framework for help-seeking. METHODS A systematic review of research activity in the field was undertaken to investigate how(More)
While concerns regarding the effects of the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) sound environment have primarily centered on infants, caregivers are exposed to the same auditory stimuli. In a review of the literature on adult responses to sound, behavioral and physiological responses to sound as well as influence on job performance and communication are(More)
OBJECTIVE In recognition of a service gap between hospital inpatient and community-based care, a range of mental health services have been developed to provide treatment and support for people with mental illness outside the inpatient setting. Acute and subacute residential services provide care for individuals experiencing episodes of acute mental illness(More)
This paper examines the issue of teacher quality in relation to the work of Ramsey and Quality Matters, the Teacher Education Review Taskforce and the NSW Draft Professional Teaching Standards Framework. It identifies the underlying reasons asserted by the Taskforce in recommending that the NSW Government accept the policy direction to ensure teacher(More)
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