Differences Between Irish and Australian Psychiatric Nurses' Family Focused Practice in Adult Mental Health Services

Anne Grant, Melinda Goodyear, Darryl Maybery, Andrea Reupert

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Abstract

Psychiatric nurses’ practice with parents who have mental illness, their children and families is an important issue internationally. This study provides a comparison of Irish and Australian psychiatric nurses’ family focused practices in adult mental health services. Three hundred and forty three nurses across Ireland and 155 from Australia completed the Family Focused Mental Health Practice Questionnaire. Cross-country comparisons revealed significant differences, in terms of family focused skill, knowledge, confidence and practice. Australian psychiatric nurses engaged in higher family focused practice compared to Irish nurses. The comparative differences between countries may be attributable to differences in training, workplace support and policy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)132-137
Number of pages6
JournalArchives of Psychiatric Nursing
Volume30
Issue number2
Early online date17 Jul 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2016

Keywords

  • international comparison, mental health services, parents, psychiatric nursing.

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