The development of a healing model of care for an Indigenous drug and alcohol residential rehabilitation service: a community-based participatory research approach

The development of a healing model of care for an Indigenous drug and alcohol residential... Background: Given the well-established evidence of disproportionately high rates of substance-related morbidity and mortality after release from incarceration for Indigenous Australians, access to comprehensive, effective and culturally safe residential rehabilitation treatment will likely assist in reducing recidivism to both prison and substance dependence for this population. In the absence of methodologically rigorous evidence, the delivery of Indigenous drug and alcohol residential rehabilitation services vary widely, and divergent views exist regarding the appropriateness and efficacy of different potential treatment components. One way to increase the methodological quality of evaluations of Indigenous residential rehabilitation services is to develop partnerships with researchers to better align models of care with the client’s, and the community’s, needs. An emerging research paradigm to guide the development of high quality evidence through a number of sequential steps that equitably involves services, stakeholders and researchers is community-based participatory research (CBPR). The purpose of this study is to articulate an Indigenous drug and alcohol residential rehabilitation service model of care, developed in collaboration between clients, service providers and researchers using a CBPR approach. Methods/Design: This research adopted a mixed methods CBPR approach to triangulate collected data to inform the development of a model of care for a remote http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Health & Justice Springer Journals

The development of a healing model of care for an Indigenous drug and alcohol residential rehabilitation service: a community-based participatory research approach

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Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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Copyright © 2017 by The Author(s).
Subject
Criminology and Criminal Justice; Criminology and Criminal Justice, general; Public Health; Social Policy; Community and Environmental Psychology
eISSN
2194-7899
D.O.I.
10.1186/s40352-017-0056-z
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Abstract

Background: Given the well-established evidence of disproportionately high rates of substance-related morbidity and mortality after release from incarceration for Indigenous Australians, access to comprehensive, effective and culturally safe residential rehabilitation treatment will likely assist in reducing recidivism to both prison and substance dependence for this population. In the absence of methodologically rigorous evidence, the delivery of Indigenous drug and alcohol residential rehabilitation services vary widely, and divergent views exist regarding the appropriateness and efficacy of different potential treatment components. One way to increase the methodological quality of evaluations of Indigenous residential rehabilitation services is to develop partnerships with researchers to better align models of care with the client’s, and the community’s, needs. An emerging research paradigm to guide the development of high quality evidence through a number of sequential steps that equitably involves services, stakeholders and researchers is community-based participatory research (CBPR). The purpose of this study is to articulate an Indigenous drug and alcohol residential rehabilitation service model of care, developed in collaboration between clients, service providers and researchers using a CBPR approach. Methods/Design: This research adopted a mixed methods CBPR approach to triangulate collected data to inform the development of a model of care for a remote

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Health & JusticeSpringer Journals

Published: Dec 4, 2017

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