Jane E. Pirkis


Suicide and the entertainment media: a critical review

A review of 54 studies in film, television, music and theatre. It recommends that mental health professionals and suicide prevention experts should collaborate with film makers, television producers, members of the music industry and playwrights to try to balance entertainment against the risk of harm...
Journal article

Do adults in contact with Australia's public sector mental health services get better?

This paper by Philip M Burgess, Jane E Pirkis and Tim J Coombs describes the outcomes of episodes of care for adults in public sector mental health services across Australia, with a view to informing the debate on service quality. Health of the Nation Outcome...
Journal article

The role of general practitioner based research in the development of national policy: case studies from Ireland and Australia

The authors describe the influence of GP-based research on the development of two specific policy initiatives, the Heartwatch Programme in Ireland and the Better Outcomes in Mental Health Care initiative in Australia. They explore the extent to which relevant GP-based research shaped these initiatives.