Towards a framework for clarifying psychiatric nursing roles

Machin, Tony and Stevenson, Chris (1997) Towards a framework for clarifying psychiatric nursing roles. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 4 (2). pp. 81-87. ISSN 1351 0126

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Psychiatric nurses function in many varied settings of practice, against the backdrop of continuous change, in the organization of health care delivery. Understandably, psychiatric nursing practice roles are not well-defined despite the availability of a range of theories. A framework for brokering between theory and practice is proposed. Elements of role adequacy, role legitimacy and role support are related to 'theory of' and 'theory for' psychiatric nursing. When treated as dynamic in relation to one another, these elements can form a framework for clarifying practice roles.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adequacy, change, legitimacy, practice, roles, support
Subjects: B700 Nursing
L500 Social Work
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2015 16:44
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2019 14:38

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