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An ethnographic examination of the influences on the relationship between mental health triage nurses and emergency department triage nurses

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posted on 2017-12-06, 00:00 authored by John BroadbentJohn Broadbent
"Emergency Departments are increasingly the focal point of primary access to mental health services by clients with a mental illness. Developments in the initial emergency triage assessment are inextricably linked to improving the process of triage, where clients are assessed and referred to specialist mental health services. This ethnographic study examined the interdisciplinary relationships between emergency department triage nurses and mental health triage nurses for clients presenting with a mental illness"--Abstract.



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Open Access

  • Yes

External Author Affiliations

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Health;

Era Eligible

  • No


Associate Professor Lorna Moxham ; Associate Professor Trudy Dwyer

Thesis Type

  • Doctoral Thesis