Quality and substance of educational strategies for mental health in nursing curricula

Neville, Christine and Goetz, Sandra (2014) Quality and substance of educational strategies for mental health in nursing curricula. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing , 23 (2). pp. 128-134. ISSN 1445-8330


Abstract

In Australia, there is a workforce shortage of nurses in the mental health sector, and it is essential that universities play a part in the recruitment of nurses to work in this area. In this article, we present a literature review of educational strategies for mental health in undergraduate nursing curricula and how these align with the recommendations of the Mental Health Nurse Education Task Force. We reviewed quantitative and qualitative research from 2005 to 2012. Twelve studies from Australia and elsewhere of different types of educational courses and strategies were included for this review. The key topics identified were in relation to a general overview of programmes outlining the content and outcomes, clinical placement strategies, involvement of consumers and mental health nurses in curriculum delivery and oversight, e-learning strategies, and implementation of mental health majors. Finally, limitations with considering the literature as a whole were highlighted, and recommendations made for future changes and research.


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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Health, Nursing and Midwifery (1 July 2013 - 31 Dec 2014)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Health, Nursing and Midwifery (1 July 2013 - 31 Dec 2014)
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2019 03:33
Last Modified: 12 Aug 2019 04:45
Uncontrolled Keywords: curriculum, education, mental health, nursing, nursing education, psychiatric nursing education
Fields of Research (2008): 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1110 Nursing > 111005 Mental Health Nursing
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1111/inm.12025
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/35538

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