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Mental health nursing education in undergraduate and postgraduate programs: Time for change

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Abstract


  • Unfortunately, despite nurses encountering people diagnosed with mental illness and experiencing significant mental health challenges, increased awareness is not reflected in the mental health component of undergraduate nursing programs. Since the introduction of comprehensive nursing education, mental health nursing has been severely under-represented in undergraduate programs in most Australian universities. The future of mental health service delivery, quality of care, and patient outcomes depends in no small part on these decisions.

UOW Authors


  •   Happell, Brenda (external author)
  •   Foster, Kim (external author)
  •   Lawman, Bronwyn (external author)
  •   Moxham, Lorna
  •   Powell, Mark (external author)
  •   Ryan, Tom (external author)
  •   Trueman, Scott (external author)
  •   Muir-Cochrane, Eimear (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2020

Citation


  • Happell, B., Foster, K., Lawman, B., Moxham, L., Powell, M., Ryan, T., Trueman, S. & Muir-Cochrane, E. (2020). Mental health nursing education in undergraduate and postgraduate programs: Time for change. Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal, 26 (9), 42-43.

Ro Full-text Url


  • https://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2269&context=smhpapers1

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers1/1251

Number Of Pages


  • 1

Start Page


  • 42

End Page


  • 43

Volume


  • 26

Issue


  • 9

Place Of Publication


  • Australia

Abstract


  • Unfortunately, despite nurses encountering people diagnosed with mental illness and experiencing significant mental health challenges, increased awareness is not reflected in the mental health component of undergraduate nursing programs. Since the introduction of comprehensive nursing education, mental health nursing has been severely under-represented in undergraduate programs in most Australian universities. The future of mental health service delivery, quality of care, and patient outcomes depends in no small part on these decisions.

UOW Authors


  •   Happell, Brenda (external author)
  •   Foster, Kim (external author)
  •   Lawman, Bronwyn (external author)
  •   Moxham, Lorna
  •   Powell, Mark (external author)
  •   Ryan, Tom (external author)
  •   Trueman, Scott (external author)
  •   Muir-Cochrane, Eimear (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2020

Citation


  • Happell, B., Foster, K., Lawman, B., Moxham, L., Powell, M., Ryan, T., Trueman, S. & Muir-Cochrane, E. (2020). Mental health nursing education in undergraduate and postgraduate programs: Time for change. Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal, 26 (9), 42-43.

Ro Full-text Url


  • https://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2269&context=smhpapers1

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers1/1251

Number Of Pages


  • 1

Start Page


  • 42

End Page


  • 43

Volume


  • 26

Issue


  • 9

Place Of Publication


  • Australia