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The challenges of mental health care reform for contemporary mental health nursing practice: Delivery of nursing care

Citation

Cleary, M, The challenges of mental health care reform for contemporary mental health nursing practice: Delivery of nursing care, International journal of mental health nursing, 12, (3) pp. 213-222. ISSN 1445-8330 (2003) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2003 John Wiley and Sons

DOI: doi:10.1046/j.1440-0979.2003.00291.x

Abstract

This ethnographic account of mental health nursing in a 22-bed acute inpatient facility in New South Wales, Australia, uncovered cultural meaning and cultural realities associated with the delivery of nursing care within the context of current challenges, demands, and influences brought about by service reforms. The findings demonstrate that mental health nurses have been responsive to changes brought about by the reforms. The ability of nurses to readily identify service gaps in their everyday practice provides them with the opportunity to develop strategies to respond to workplace challenges. As such, findings of the study contribute to current discussions concerning acute inpatient mental health nursing practice.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:mental health nursing, acute care, delivery of care
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Public Health and Health Services
Research Field:Mental Health
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Objective Field:Mental Health
Author:Cleary, M (Professor Michelle Cleary)
ID Code:108458
Year Published:2003
Web of Science® Times Cited:9
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2016-04-19
Last Modified:2016-08-08
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