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The Strengths Perspective: Relevance and Application to Mental Health Nursing and Crisis Resolution Work

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dc.contributor.advisor Walsh,Chris
dc.contributor.author Joyce, Marilyn Avis
dc.date.accessioned 2007-04-17T03:02:22Z
dc.date.accessioned 2022-07-05T02:48:00Z
dc.date.available 2007-04-17T03:02:22Z
dc.date.available 2022-07-05T02:48:00Z
dc.date.copyright 2004
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.wgtn.ac.nz/handle/123456789/18791
dc.description.abstract This research paper aims to explore the contribution of the Strengths Perspective (hereafter known as S P) to mental health nursing practice. The S P emerged from the area of social work and is primarily concerned with emphasising the strengths and resources of the person, as they define them. The premise is that if a person is able to identify and call on those strengths then he or she is able to improve the quality of their life. The paper outlines the historical, philosophical and moral foundations of the Strengths Perspective and discusses the humanistic approach to mental health nursing. The aim is to demonstrate that the S P and mental health nursing have a strong alignment, particularly with regard to a person-centred approach to care. The influence and constraints of the biomedical model on both mental health nursing and strengths based practice is a theme of the paper. The contention is that the biomedical or pathological approach to care can often disable, not enable consumers of health care, whereas an approach that centres on a person and their strengths is more likely to empower and liberate. The paper concludes with a discussion of themes that emerged from reflection on the literature and propositions are then made about how mental health nurses might orientate their thinking and practice to utilise the S P to augment their clinical work. 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 Strengths perspective en_NZ
dc.subject Mental health nursing practice en_NZ
dc.subject Biomedical model en_NZ
dc.subject Mental health en_NZ
dc.subject Humanistic approach en_NZ
dc.subject Evidence based practice en_NZ
dc.subject Practice development en_NZ
dc.subject Literature review en_NZ
dc.title The Strengths Perspective: Relevance and Application to Mental Health Nursing and Crisis Resolution Work 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 Critical Incidents Method en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.cinahl Nursing Practice en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.marsden 321100 Nursing 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 Masters of Arts (Applied) en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcforV2 420599 Nursing not elsewhere classified en_NZ

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