Expanding roles within mental health legislation: an opportunity for professional growth or a missed opportunity?

Hurley, John and Linsley, Paul (2007) Expanding roles within mental health legislation: an opportunity for professional growth or a missed opportunity? Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 14 (6). pp. 535-541. ISSN 1365-2850

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2850.2007.01124.x

Abstract

This paper aims to highlight both the necessity, and the way forward for mental health nursing to integrate proposed legislative roles into practice. Argued is that community mental health nursing, historically absent from active participation within mental health law in the UK, is faced with new and demanding roles under proposed changes to the 1983 Mental Health Act of England and Wales. While supporting multidisciplinary training for such roles, the imperative of incorporating nursing specific values into consequent training programs is addressed through the offered educative framework. This framework explores the issues of power, ethics, legislative thematics and application to contemporary service structures.

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Additional Information:This paper aims to highlight both the necessity, and the way forward for mental health nursing to integrate proposed legislative roles into practice. Argued is that community mental health nursing, historically absent from active participation within mental health law in the UK, is faced with new and demanding roles under proposed changes to the 1983 Mental Health Act of England and Wales. While supporting multidisciplinary training for such roles, the imperative of incorporating nursing specific values into consequent training programs is addressed through the offered educative framework. This framework explores the issues of power, ethics, legislative thematics and application to contemporary service structures.
Keywords:education, mental health law, nursing
Subjects:B Subjects allied to Medicine > B760 Mental Health Nursing
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Health & Social Care
ID Code:1489
Deposited By: Paul Stainthorp
Deposited On:16 Jul 2008 14:50
Last Modified:13 Mar 2013 08:27

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