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An exploration of mental health nursing models of care in a Queensland psychiatric hospital

journal contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Margaret McallisterMargaret Mcallister, W Moyle
This qualitative study that took place in 2006 in a publicly funded Queensland psychiatric hospital explored nursing models of care from multiple points of view. Eleven participants were interviewed. Two were post-acute consumers, three were nurse unit managers, one was an enrolled nurse, and the remaining five were registered nurses. Even though participants valued an approach that was different to a medical model, in the absence of an explicit nursing approach, the predominantly illness-care culture led nurses to resort to problem-focused care. Relying on implicit models of care created inconsistencies and precluded the nursing strategies from being systematically evaluated, revised, or extended. Various changes were identified and included the desire for further consultation and staff development so that an explicit model of care could be introduced and evaluated.

Funding

Other

History

Volume

17

Issue

1

eISSN

1447-0349

ISSN

1445-8330

Publisher

Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Griffith University; TBA Research Institute; University of Sunshine Coast;

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

International journal of mental health nursing.