Title

The Network for Psychiatric Nursing Research’s Journal Club: Review 15

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2003

Abstract

In this article, the author surveys established psychiatric nurses' opinions of the content of advanced practitioner nursing roles by sending a questionnaire to a random sample of 100 members of the Network for Psychiatric Nursing Research (NPNR) network, receiving a response rate of 78%. The results identified elements of the ‘normal’ nursing roles (e.g. basic psychotherapeutic practices), and elements of the ‘advanced’ nursing role (e.g. enhanced autonomy in admission and discharge). The study concluded that an advanced psychiatric nursing role was supported by psychiatric nurses and recommended that pilot sites, to test the acceptability and effectiveness of the role, should be established.

Comments

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DOI

10.12968/bjon.2003.12.2.12125