Forensic psychiatric nursing: Skills and competencies: I role dimensions

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/40135
Title:
Forensic psychiatric nursing: Skills and competencies: I role dimensions
Authors:
Mason, Tom; Lovell, Andy; Coyle, David L
Abstract:
This paper reports on an investigation into the skills and competencies of forensic psychiatric nurses from the perspective of three groups (a) forensic psychiatric nurses, (b) non-forensic psychiatric nurses and (c) other disciplines. A national survey of freonsc psychiatric services in the UK was conducted, and information gathered on the perceived skills and competencies in this growing field of psychiatric practice. From 3360 questionnaires, 1172 were returned making a response rate of 35%. The results indicate a small discrepancy between forensic nurses' and non-forensic nurses' perceptions of the role constructs of forensic practice. However, a larger difference was noted between nurses'perceptions and other disciplines' perceptions of the constituent parts to forensic psychiatric nursing. Nurses tend ed to focus on personal qualities both in relation to themselves and th epatients, while the other disciplines focused on organizational structures both in defining the role and in the resolution of perceived deficits. The findings have implications for multidisciplinary working, as well as policy formulation and curriculum development in terms of the skills and competencices of forensic nurse training.
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 15, 2008, pp. 118-30.
Publisher:
Blackwell
Journal:
Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
Issue Date:
2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/40135
Additional Links:
http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/118506499/home?CRETRY=1&SRETRY=0
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This journal article is not available through ChesterRep
ISSN:
1351-0126
Appears in Collections:
Health and Social Care

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dc.contributor.authorMason, Tom-
dc.contributor.authorLovell, Andy-
dc.contributor.authorCoyle, David L-
dc.date.accessioned2008-11-03T11:19:24Z-
dc.date.available2008-11-03T11:19:24Z-
dc.date.issued2008-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 15, 2008, pp. 118-30.en
dc.identifier.issn1351-0126-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/40135-
dc.descriptionThis journal article is not available through ChesterRep-
dc.description.abstractThis paper reports on an investigation into the skills and competencies of forensic psychiatric nurses from the perspective of three groups (a) forensic psychiatric nurses, (b) non-forensic psychiatric nurses and (c) other disciplines. A national survey of freonsc psychiatric services in the UK was conducted, and information gathered on the perceived skills and competencies in this growing field of psychiatric practice. From 3360 questionnaires, 1172 were returned making a response rate of 35%. The results indicate a small discrepancy between forensic nurses' and non-forensic nurses' perceptions of the role constructs of forensic practice. However, a larger difference was noted between nurses'perceptions and other disciplines' perceptions of the constituent parts to forensic psychiatric nursing. Nurses tend ed to focus on personal qualities both in relation to themselves and th epatients, while the other disciplines focused on organizational structures both in defining the role and in the resolution of perceived deficits. The findings have implications for multidisciplinary working, as well as policy formulation and curriculum development in terms of the skills and competencices of forensic nurse training.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBlackwellen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/118506499/home?CRETRY=1&SRETRY=0en
dc.subjectforensic competenciesen
dc.subjectmultidisciplinary workingen
dc.subjectskillsen
dc.subjectstrengthsen
dc.subjecttensionsen
dc.subjectweaknessesen
dc.titleForensic psychiatric nursing: Skills and competencies: I role dimensionsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursingen
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