MaryAnne Furst

BA (Melb), Dip.Ed (ECE) (Tas), MHSc(DevDis) (Syd), RN (Registered Nurse)
PhD Candidate


My  research will assess and compare availability, capacity, and variability of mental health care services in North Sydney and the ACT,  using the DESDE-LTC, an  open-access international instrument for the standardised description and classification of services for Long Term Care which  addresses the limitations of traditional directories,  such as terminological variability, transferability and commensurability.  This information will allow cross-area comparisons as well as comparisons with the international databases from benchmark areas representing the Scandinavian and  South European  models of urban mental health care in high income countries.