Abstract: This paper presents a case study of Beyond Bushfires, a large, multisite study of the psychosocial impacts of major bushfires in Victoria, Australia. A participatory approach was employed throughout the study which was led by a team of academics in partnership with service providers and government representatives. It used on-site visits and multiple methods of communication with communities across the state to inform decision-making throughout the study. The community involvement helped to make the study ethical and sensitive to the context of talking to people following a major disaster. It also influenced a wide range of decisions made during the study about the design, recruitment, analysis and dissemination. The partners who were involved were able to use the findings to make immediate change to their policy and practice to better meet the needs of community members. The learning will have value for future planning of disaster relief.
External link: The following links will take you to information on this entry on an external website. INVOLVE is not responsible for the content or the reliability of the external websites. Click here
Related entry: none currently available
Categories: public health Designing research Analysing and interpreting Writing up and disseminating impact on research ethics impact on service users involved impact on implementation and change impact of public involvement journal article Recruitment Implementation and change
Date Entered: 2018/11/28
Date Edited: 2018/11/28