Exploring the Personal and Professional Impact of Service User Suicide on Mental Healthcare Professionals
Irish mental healthcare professionals (including general practitioners) and mental healthcare professionals-in-training, who have experience of working with adult service users, are invited to participate in the above study.
This research is being carried out by Diarmuid MacGarry, Psychologist in Clinical Training as part of the requirements of the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. Dr. Paul Gaffney (Senior Clinical Psychologist with the HSE Cavan/Monaghan) and Dr. Niki Nearchou (Assistant Professor, University College Dublin) are supervising this research. Full ethical approval has been received by the Health Service Executive Human Research Ethics Committee North/East and University College Dublin Human Research Ethics Committee-Humanities.
The purpose of the study is to explore the personal and professional impact of service user suicide and/or attempted suicide on mental healthcare professionals and mental healthcare professionals in training. Any professional/professional in training who has experience of working directly with adult service users in a mental health context is invited to participate. The aim of the study is to further increase our understanding of the impact of this phenomenon, which will hopefully allow for recommendations as to how mental healthcare professionals can be best supported following such events.
Participation involves completing an online survey, which takes approximately 20 minutes to complete. The link to the survey is: https://ucdpsychology.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5zq2QeHHKam0lql.
The survey will close on the 31st of March.
An information form is provided at the beginning of the survey which outlines the study in further detail. Diarmuid MacGarry can be contacted at Diarmuid.firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any other questions or queries regarding the research.