Community mental health nurses' perspectives of recovery-oriented practice

Gale, Julia and Marshall-Lucette, Sylvie (2012) Community mental health nurses' perspectives of recovery-oriented practice. Journal Of Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing, 19(4), pp. 348-353. ISSN (print) 1351-0126

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ACCESSIBLE SUMMARY: •  Recovery-oriented practice, an approach aligned towards the service user perspective, has dominated the mental health care arena. •  Numerous studies have explored service users' accounts of the purpose, meaning and importance of 'recovery'. •  Twenty-three community mental health nurses completed a selfefficacy questionnaire and 28 course documents were analysed. •  The findings suggest a gap in the nurses' perceived ability and confidence in recovery-oriented practice with what is taught academically. ABSTRACT: Recovery-oriented practice, an approach aligned towards the service user perspective, has dominated the mental health care arena. Numerous studies have explored service users' accounts of the purpose, meaning and importance of 'recovery'; however, far less is known about healthcare staff confidence in its application to care delivery. A self-efficacy questionnaire and content analysis of nursing course documents were used to investigate a cohort of community mental health nurses' recovery-oriented practice and to determine the extent to which the current continuing professional development curriculum met their educational needs in this regard. Twenty-three community mental health nurses completed a self-efficacy questionnaire and 28 course documents were analysed. The findings revealed high levels of nurses' confidence in their understanding and ability to apply the recovery model and low levels of confidence were found in areas of social inclusion. The content analysis found only one course document that used the whole term 'recovery model'. The findings suggest a gap in the nurses' perceived ability and confidence in recovery-oriented practice with what is taught academically. Hence, nursing education needs to be more explicitly focused on the recovery model and its application to care delivery.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: care delivery, community mental health nurses, continuing professional development, nurse perspectives, nurses understanding, recovery-oriented practice, psychiatric disabilities, people
Research Area: Psychiatry, neuroscience and clinical psychology
Primary care and other community based clinical subjects
Education
Nursing and midwifery
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences (until 2013)
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Depositing User: Julia Gale
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2011 12:46
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2012 08:47
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/18803

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