Conflict of Interest Statement: The authors report no actual or potential conflicts of interest.
Nurses' Views on Training Needs to Increase Provision of Primary Care for Consumers With Serious Mental Illness
Article first published online: 23 AUG 2012
© 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Perspectives in Psychiatric Care
Volume 49, Issue 3, pages 210–217, July 2013
How to Cite
Happell, B., Scott, D., Nankivell, J. and Platania-Phung, C. (2013), Nurses' Views on Training Needs to Increase Provision of Primary Care for Consumers With Serious Mental Illness. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 49: 210–217. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-6163.2012.00351.x
- Issue published online: 3 JUL 2013
- Article first published online: 23 AUG 2012
- First Received January 30, 2012; Final Revision received May 15, 2012; Accepted for publication May 29, 2012.
- Health improvement profile;
- mental illness;
- physical health;
PURPOSE: The study aims to ascertain nurses' views on their preparedness to provide physical health care, and their identified training needs.
DESIGN AND METHODS: The study used a qualitative exploratory design. Thirty-eight nurses working in a regional mental health setting participated in focus groups.
FINDINGS: Three main themes were identified: (a) the need for physical healthcare training, (b) modes of training, (c) access to training, and (d) organizational commitment.
PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS: The philosophy and design of training must reflect workplace context, and take into account individual learning styles. Organizational support is crucial.