Raising our standard: The review and renewal of the 'Standards of Practice for Mental Health Nurses' in the 21st century

Hangan, Catherine, Neville, Christine, Weir, James, Quinn, John, Meehan, Tom and Eley, Diann (2008). Raising our standard: The review and renewal of the 'Standards of Practice for Mental Health Nurses' in the 21st century. In: Abstracts of the 34th Annual Conference of the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses. 34th Annual International Australian College of Mental Health Nurses, Melbourne, Australia, (A12-A12). 6-10 October 2008. doi:10.1111/j.1447-0349.2008.00563.x


Author Hangan, Catherine
Neville, Christine
Weir, James
Quinn, John
Meehan, Tom
Eley, Diann
Title of paper Raising our standard: The review and renewal of the 'Standards of Practice for Mental Health Nurses' in the 21st century
Conference name 34th Annual International Australian College of Mental Health Nurses
Conference location Melbourne, Australia
Conference dates 6-10 October 2008
Proceedings title Abstracts of the 34th Annual Conference of the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses   Check publisher's open access policy
Journal name International Journal of Mental Health Nursing   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication Richmond, VIC, Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Publication Year 2008
Sub-type Published abstract
DOI 10.1111/j.1447-0349.2008.00563.x
ISSN 1445-8330
1447-0349
Volume 17
Issue s1
Start page A12
End page A12
Total pages 1
Language eng
Abstract/Summary The study presented here describes a project to comprehensively review and, as indicated, rewrite, the existing ‘Standards of Practice for Mental Health Nursing’ for endorsement and adoption by the ACMHN. The study took place in stages commencing with a comprehensive literature review which was the published with funding from the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing. This literature review incorporated an examination of the existing ‘Standards’ in terms of their relevance to current mental health nursing practice and the congruence with State and National policies and standards – such as the National Standards for Mental Health Services (NSMHS), the National Practice Standards for the Mental Health Workforce (NPSMHW) and the ANMC ‘Competencies for the Registered Nurse’ – and international documents on standards of practice for mental health nurses and the United Nations ‘Charter for the protection of people with a mental illness’. The review highlighted significant gaps in the congruence with the NSMHS and the NPSMHW. The second phase commenced with a survey of over 200 registered nurses working in mental health in Australia in which participants were asked to review the existing ‘Standards for Practice’ and comment on each standard. The feedback from this survey was utilised to create a draft version of standards which was then workshopped at the 2007 ACMHN Conference. The workshop responses were then used to complement a Delphi technique of gaining consensus from a panel of 15 experts and stakeholders. The final version of the ‘Standards’ was then completed for endorsement by the ACMHN.
Subjects 321199 Nursing not elsewhere classified
321204 Mental Health
111005 Mental Health Nursing
Keyword Mental health nursing
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

 
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