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MacNeela, P,Morris, R,Scott, A,Treacy, MP,Hyde, A
2010
October
Archives Of Psychiatric Nursing
Seen as Core: A Delphi Consensus Study of Essential Elements of Mental Health Nursing Care in Ireland
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PSYCHIATRIC-NURSES PHYSICAL HEALTH COMMUNITY ILLNESS INVISIBILITY DONT LOST
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Continued ambiguity about the scope of mental health nursing is harmful to the discipline's identity and to patients' interests. Using a Delphi survey design, consensus was achieved on a set of 70 items representing core elements of mental health nursing among a sample of 150 mental health nurses working in Ireland. Items achieving consensus in Round 3 of the survey were composed of 28 clinical phenomena (framed as client problems), 18 direct and 12 indirect nursing interventions, and 12 nursing-sensitive outcomes of care. Mental health nurses accepted responsibility across a broad range of outcomes apart from those linked to physical care, the one domain of care rejected by participants. The findings portray mental health nursing as a psychosocial enterprise, encompassing both phenomenological and diagnosis-related elements. (C) 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
DOI 10.1016/j.apnu.2010.02.001
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