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Exploratory study of mental health consultation-liaison nursing in Australia.

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by P McNamara, J Bryant, J Forster, J Sharrock, Brenda Happell
Mental health Consultation-Liaison (CL) nursing continues to develop and gain recognition as a ubspecialty of mental health nursing. CL roles are particularly important given the significant number of people experiencing mental illness and other mental health problems within the general health-care settings. However, despite the potential value of these roles, the literature provides little information about these roles and about the nurses who work in these roles. This is the second part of a two-part paper describing a survey of CL nurses in Australia. Part 1 describes demographic data and characteristics of the CL role. Part 2 provides an exploration of the following factors: educational preparation, support, and work satisfaction. The findings identified specific educational needs in preparation and ongoing support for the role. However, overall the participants expressed a high level of satisfaction with their work. Given the current recruitment problems in mental health nursing, the promotion of the CL nursing role might enhance a more positive view of this branch of nursing.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Volume

17

Issue

3

Start Page

189

End Page

196

Number of Pages

8

ISSN

1445-8330

Location

Australia

Publisher

Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Cairns Base Hospital (Cairns, Qld.); Calvary Mater Hospital (Newcastle, N.S.W.); Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Health; Institute for Health and Social Science Research (IHSSR); Maroondah Hospital (Melbourne, Vic.); St. Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne, Vic.);

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

International journal of mental health nursing.

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