Working with families affected by mental distress: stakeholders' perceptions of mental health nurses educational needs

Keogh, Brian and Skärsäter, Ingela and Doyle, Luoise and Ellilä, Heikki and Jormfeldt, Henrika and Lahti, Mari and Higgins, Agnes and Meade, Oonagh and Sitvast, Jan and Stickley, Theodore and Kilkku, Nina (2017) Working with families affected by mental distress: stakeholders' perceptions of mental health nurses educational needs. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 38 (10). pp. 822-828. ISSN 0161-2840

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Abstract

Family and informal caregivers provide a substantial amount of care and support to people who experience mental health problems. The aim of this study was to explore mental health nurses’, students’ and service users’ perceptions of the knowledge, skills and attitudes that are required by mental health nurses to work with families and carers using a qualitative methodology. Three themes emerged from the data: Knowledge of the family and how mental distress affects the family; Working with the family – support and education and Valuing the role of the family. The three themes demonstrate the complexity of preparing mental health nurses to work with families and carers and the paper offers recommendations about how this might be achieved.

Item Type: Article
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/01612840.2017.1341587
Depositing User: Stickley, Theo
Date Deposited: 01 May 2018 13:12
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2018 09:30
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/51503

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