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Nurses' views on training needs to increase provision of primary care for consumers with serious mental illness

Nurses' views on training needs to increase provision of primary care for consumers with serious mental illness

Perspectives in Psychiatric Care 49(3): 210-217

The study aims to ascertain nurses' views on their preparedness to provide physical health care, and their identified training needs. The study used a qualitative exploratory design. Thirty-eight nurses working in a regional mental health setting participated in focus groups. Three main themes were identified: (a) the need for physical healthcare training, (b) modes of training, (c) access to training, and (d) organizational commitment. The philosophy and design of training must reflect workplace context, and take into account individual learning styles. Organizational support is crucial.

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DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-6163.2012.00351.x

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