Community mental health nurses and their emotional wellbeing: is anyone listening?

Rose, Jayln and Glass, Nel (2005) Community mental health nurses and their emotional wellbeing: is anyone listening? Australian Journal of Holistic Nursing, 12 (1). pp. 21-30. ISSN 1322-8803


This paper highlights some of the findings from a recent study with women community mental health nurses which explored the relationship between emotional wellbeing and professional practice. Specifically, this article addresses the unique meaning of emotional wellbeing, self healing
strategies used by participants, and identifies the relationship to professional practice. The findings revealed that the notion of emotional wellbeing whilst
complex was explicitly linked to the intertwining of their personal and professional experiences and situations. It is argued that the implications for failing to meet the
needs of our nurses will not only jeopardise the nurses themselves hut moreover the clients as recipients of such an essential service.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Publisher: Southern Cross University, School of Nursing and Health Care Practices
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information (displayed to public): Permanent restricted access to paper due to publisher copyright restrictions.
Depositing User: Dr Jayln Rose
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Nursing
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2011 04:16
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2014 03:37
Uncontrolled Keywords: emotional wellbeing; community health nurses; critical feminist research; professional practice
Fields of Research (FoR): 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1110 Nursing > 111005 Mental Health Nursing
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170107 Industrial and Organisational Psychology

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