Shane Mciver

Shane Mciver
Deakin University · School of Health and Social Development

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Publications (19)
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Educators continue to seek teaching and learning strategies to augment student self-empowerment, agency and professional skills. This qualitative study analysed students’ own evolving perspectives when Boler’s pedagogy of discomfort was used to redevelop curriculum. Changes over time were examined regarding personal and professional development in...
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Issue addressed: This study reports outcomes from initial steps taken to promote cultural proficiency among our next generation, non-clinical health workforce, including addressing any tendencies towards stereotyping, biases, and discrimination, when redeveloping and Indigenising curricula. Methods: This qualitative study involved purposive samp...
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Objective Men’s engagement in mental health treatment significantly lags behind that of women, despite prevalence rates highlighting that poor mental health is a public health issue shared equally between them. As such, examination of complementary and alternative mental health approaches that might support men’s mental health is crucial. The aim o...
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Background: Interest in the use of yoga to enhance engagement with and augment the benefits of psychological treatment has grown. However, a systematic approach to reviewing existing research examining the use of yoga with psychological treatment is lacking. Materials and Methods: This mapping review identified and synthesised research trialling yo...
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Background Yoga has several mechanisms that make it a promising treatment for depression and anxiety, including physical activity, behavioural activation, and mindfulness. Following positive outcomes from adapted CBT interventions incorporating mindfulness-based practices, this study explored the effects of a therapeutic yoga program as an adjunct...
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Multiple benefits have been attributed to self-assessment and its ability to help develop evaluative judgement among learners. However, student and staff perceptions and what to expect throughout the self-assessment process deserves further scrutiny, particularly at the postgraduate level. To understand how students engage with self-assessment as a...
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Issue addressed The emergence of COVID-19 forced the health industry to re-imagine its role and drove Work Integrated Learning (WIL) practicums into virtual spaces, adding complexity for students in these programs. Studies documenting the impact of these outcomes as well as the student experience during these tumultuous times are few, and therefore...
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Objectives: Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) is recommended for treating anxiety and depression, demonstrating good efficacy and moderate rates of engagement. To further improve outcomes and access to evidence-based treatments, researchers have sought to enhance CBT protocols with mindfulness-based approaches, such as yoga. This study aimed to ex...
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Background and purpose: Yoga is a mind-body therapy that is increasingly used to support rising rates of mental health conditions in the western world. To complement quantitative findings and inform clinical practice, this research aimed to identify key themes from qualitative studies which have explored the lived experiences of yoga for people exp...
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Issue addressed: Identifying ways to manage the psychological and emotional costs of workplace stress is essential. Mindfulness meditation is reported to support mental well-being; however, findings are limited in Australian business settings. Accordingly, this study explored the efficacy of a mindfulness meditation program tailored for an Austral...
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Despite the number of studies containing evaluations of the effectiveness of wilderness therapy, in the extent literature there is little research regarding participant views that account for the successful outcomes reported. This qualitative study contains an investigation of the narratives of staff and residents at a youth-focused therapeutic com...
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Issue addressed To deconstruct a personal account involving the initial decision making and ultimate consequences of driving under the influence of alcohol to educate drinkers about the realities of short‐ and long‐term impacts associated with drink‐driving. Methods This qualitative study uses collaborative methods and draws on an autoethnographic...
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Most expected deaths occur in acute hospitals, and medical staff providing end-of-life care are generally not palliative medicine specialists. Through a voluntary self-administered survey, this study explored resident doctors' attitudes to palliative medicine and their perceived educational needs. Fifty-two resident doctors participated (response r...
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As part of a larger mixed-methods study, data from 20 personal journals were analyzed to examine the experience of a 12-week yoga treatment program for binge eating among a sample of 25 women who were obese. Qualitative analysis revealed a positive shift experienced by the women during the program, summarized by a general structural description: di...
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A patient's right to privacy is considered fundamental to medical care, with physicians assuming the role of guardian of the clinical information which is conveyed to the patient. However, as a patient's health declines, physicians are often challenged by the need to protect patient privacy while addressing the expectations of the patient's carers,...
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To examine the efficacy of a 12-week yoga program aimed at reducing binge eating severity. A randomised trial was undertaken assigning participants to yoga (n=45) or wait-list control (n=45) groups. Of these, 25 in each group were analysed. A community-based sample of women between 25 and 63 years of age who identified with diagnostic criteria for...
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Installation art involves using everyday objects and spaces in an unusual way to gain attention and encourage interaction. While arts-based projects have the ability to inform and provoke interest, few have focused on public health. Oddsocks was conceived as a public health installation as part of the annual Melbourne Fringe Festival, with a primar...
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Cigarette smoking remains the single largest preventable cause of premature death and disease in many countries, including the US and Australia. It has been suggested that smokers are probably more likely to feel personally susceptible and therefore more likely to feel personally susceptible and therefore more likely to reduce smoking behavior, if...

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