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Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing: Positioning Undergraduate Education

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dc.contributor.advisor Nelson, Kathy
dc.contributor.author Matheson, Sandra
dc.date.accessioned 2007-06-29T00:57:04Z
dc.date.accessioned 2022-07-05T01:12:19Z
dc.date.available 2007-06-29T00:57:04Z
dc.date.available 2022-07-05T01:12:19Z
dc.date.copyright 2002
dc.date.issued 2002
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.wgtn.ac.nz/handle/123456789/18526
dc.description.abstract The effectiveness of undergraduate comprehensive nursing programmes to prepare nurses to practice in the field of mental health is of concern to practitioners, educators and service providers. A crisis in the recruitment and retention of nurses to this field of practice is often linked to the marginalised position of psychiatric/mental health nursing within the comprehensive curriculum. In this paper the critique of the mental health component of comprehensive nursing education and the questions that it raises are explored from historical, structural and ideological perspectives. In order to locate the past and highlight its significance to where psychiatric/mental health nurses find themselves today some of the history of the asylum system and the development of psychiatric nursing in New Zealand within these structures are presented. Ideological changes to the way mental health was thought about and responded to have had considerable impact on where psychiatric nurses practiced, how they practised and what they were named. This created the need for a different kind of nurse and has led to changes in the education of nurses. The structural influences on the training and education of nurses are identified through relevant reports and their recommendations and significance in relation to psychiatric/mental health nursing are examined. Issues deriving from the critique of undergraduate psychiatric/mental health nursing education highlight the urgent nature of the crisis and draw out the multiple and competing discourses that inform the education of nurses. In acknowledging that the crisis can he viewed from multiple perspectives the need for responses from multiple levels involving the Nursing Council of New Zealand, the Ministry of Health, the Mental Health Commission and nurses in education and practice are recommended. en_NZ
dc.format pdf en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.publisher Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.subject Human resource management en_NZ
dc.subject Professional skills en_NZ
dc.subject Psychiatric care en_NZ
dc.subject Undergraduate en_NZ
dc.subject Mental health en_NZ
dc.subject Curriculum development en_NZ
dc.subject Practice development en_NZ
dc.subject Exploratory study en_NZ
dc.title Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing: Positioning Undergraduate Education en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit Graduate School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.cinahl Nursing Practice en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.cinahl Workforce en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.marsden 321100 Nursing en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.marsden 321204 Mental Health en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Masters Research Paper or Project en_NZ
thesis.degree.discipline Nursing en_NZ
thesis.degree.level Masters en_NZ
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts (Applied) en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcforV2 420599 Nursing not elsewhere classified en_NZ

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