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Psychiatric nurses enhancing consumer and caregiver participation in the state of Victoria : the impact of history and policy

journal contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by V Goodwin, Brenda Happell
Australian mental health policy now clearly articulates that consumer and carer (informal caregiver) participation in all aspects of service delivery is an expectation. As the largest professional group, nurses clearly play a key role in translating policy into practice. The aim of this article is to briefly overview the history of mental health service development in Victoria, with specific emphasis on the development of psychiatric nursing. Changing perspectives of consumers of mental health services and their informal carers is discussed. Policy development is described in the context of the development of mental health services. It is argued that an appreciation of the history of punishment and confinement is necessary for providing a climate conducive to consumer and carer participation.

Funding

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

History

Volume

8

Issue

1

Start Page

55

End Page

63

Number of Pages

9

eISSN

1552-7468

ISSN

1527-1544

Location

United States

Publisher

Sage Publications

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Health; Institute for Health and Social Science Research (IHSSR); School of Nursing;

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Policy, politics and nursing practice.

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