Role of the military community mental health nurse

Kiernan, Matt, Farrell, Derek and Finnegan, Alan (2013) Role of the military community mental health nurse. Nursing Standard, 27 (51). pp. 35-41. ISSN 0029-6570

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.7748/ns2013.08.27.51.35.e7725

Abstract

Aim To understand the role and effect of a community mental health nurse (CMHN) deployed to work with military personnel during sea-based operations.

Method Semi-structured interviews were conducted to ascertain Royal Navy aircraft carrier military unit commanders’ perceptions and experiences of the CMHN’s role.

Findings Three mutually inclusive components are necessary to ensure successful integration of the CMHN: familiarity, trust and credibility.

Conclusion For CMHNs to function successfully and provide mental health care to sea-based military personnel, they need to demonstrate familiarity, trust and credibility. This will enhance uptake of mental health services among military personnel and ensure they are fit for service.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Community nursing, mental health, military nursing, Royal Navy
Subjects: B700 Nursing
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Health, Community and Education Studies > Nursing, Midwifery and Health
Depositing User: Nicola King
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2013 15:48
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:33
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/12448

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