This paper explores the effects of mental policy changes and the curtailment of mental health nursing education on the realities of working as a mental health nurse in rural and remote locations in New South Wales, Australia. Using the twin lenses of mental health nursing and the sociology of work and social change, the experiences of mental health nurses are explored and set in the context of the evolution of the mental health nurse into non-specialist mental health worker. At the same time, mental health nurses are challenged to adapt to new practice realities.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Issues in Mental Health Nursing|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2014|
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Rural and remote mental health practice in Australia
Andrew Crowther (Creator) & Angela T Ragusa (Creator)
Impact: Public policy Impact