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Exploring the expanded practice roles of community mental health nurses

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posted on 2024-06-03, 22:59 authored by S Elsom, B Happell, E Manias
Significant changes to the delivery of mental health services have resulted in the expansion of the community mental health nursing role. This qualitative study was undertaken to explore the extent to which community mental health nurses are currently engaged in expanded forms of practice. Focus groups were undertaken with community mental health nurses (n = 27) from metropolitan and rural Victoria, Australia. Thematic analysis identified the following major themes: reported practice, consumers as beneficiaries of expanded practice, risk of harm and litigation, and barriers to expanded practice. The findings emphasize the need for significant changes in current legislation if expanded practice for nurses is to become a reality.

History

Journal

Issues in Mental Health Nursing

Volume

28

Pagination

413-429

Location

Philadelphia, Pa.

ISSN

0161-2840

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2007, Informa Healthcare

Issue

4

Publisher

Taylor & Francis