Title of Submission
Awareness Matters: Improving Healthcare Workers’ Self-Efficacy, Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes Towards Mental Illness and Suicide Prevention
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Type of Submission
10:30am - 12pm - Judging Session #2
Problem Description: Healthcare workers’ (HCWs) lack of knowledge impacts the care received by patients with mental illness and suicidal ideations.
Rationale: Increasing knowledge has been linked to patients seeking care and achieving optimal health outcomes.
Intervention: Participants attended training and received interactive emails over a six-week period.
Results: 73 HCWs attended training and responded to eight of the twelve emails. A paired t-test demonstrated a statistically significant change in both survey instruments when participants attended training and answered 5 or more emails (p=0.01 & p=0.02).
Conclusion: Raising awareness through training and emails impacted HCWs' knowledge which led to better identification of patients in need.