McDonnell, S, Nelson, PA, Leonard, S, McGale, B, Chew-Graham, CA ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9722-9981, Kapur, N, Shaw, J, Smith, S and Cordingley, L (2020) Evaluation of the Impact of the PABBS Suicide Bereavement Training on Clinicians' Knowledge and Skills. Crisis. 1 - 8.

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Abstract

Background: Health-care professionals do not routinely receive training on how best to support parents bereaved by suicide. Evidence-based training - Postvention Assisting Those Bereaved by Suicide (PABBS) - was designed to address this gap. Aims: The study aimed (a) to pilot PABBS training and evaluate its perceived effectiveness (impact on self-reported knowledge, skills and confidence) in managing suicide bereavement; and (b) to explore training acceptability. Method: A pre- and postevaluation design was used. Professionals attended intensive, structured 1-day PABBS training comprising: didactic/interactive teaching; practice-orientated activities supported with real-life materials and a manual/workbook. Evaluation forms completed immediately before and after training analyzed: (a) self-reported changes in knowledge, skills, and confidence (perceived effectiveness of training); and (b) the acceptability of training. Results: In total, 62 professionals completed training. Perceived knowledge, skills, and confidence improved after training as did self-reported understanding, motivation to learn more, and intention to change practice. Training was highly rated, particularly the evidence-based, real-life materials, with some suggestions for improvement. Limitations: Self-selected sample and reliance on self-report measures are the study's limitations. Conclusion: PABBS training may help address gaps in professionals' capacity to support parents bereaved by suicide. The evidence-based content was highly acceptable and appeared to be a key ingredient in effecting self-reported changes in attitudes/intentions.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Crisis. https://doi.org/10.1027/0227-5910/a000646. © 2020 Hogrefe Publishing. Distributed under the Hogrefe OpenMind License (https://doi.org/10.1027/a000001)
Uncontrolled Keywords: PABBS, Suicide, Bereavement, Suicide Bereavement, Clinician
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Primary, Community and Social Care
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Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2020 14:04
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2020 14:04
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/7521

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