Community Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing: Contexts and Challenges—The Case of Nurse Prescribing and Recovery-Focused Interventions

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Hemingway, S and Brimblecombe, N (2018). Community Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing: Contexts and Challenges—The Case of Nurse Prescribing and Recovery-Focused Interventions. in: Santos, JC and Cutcliffe, JR (ed.) European Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing in the 21st Century: A Person-Centred Evidence-Based Approach Heidelberg, Germany Springer. pp. 183-193
AuthorsHemingway, S and Brimblecombe, N
EditorsSantos, JC and Cutcliffe, JR
Abstract

This chapter focuses on the role of psychiatric/mental health (P/MH) nurses who work in community settings. The chapter retrospectively reviews the stated and implicit aims of mental health services and what has driven the changes that have taken place across Europe in the last 50 years, moving from a heavy reliance on institutionally based services to varying degrees of community-based care. The role of P/MH nurses within these changes is explored, using P/MH nursing in England as a ‘case study’, particularly the growth of the so-called ‘Advanced’ nurse prescribing role within England. Nurse prescribing has been adopted, to some extent and to a certain degree, some by countries across Europe. It is perceived by some as allowing P/MH nurses to practise with a more holistic, recovery and service user focus, conversely by others as replicating undesirable medically defined models of care. It is argued that all changes in mental health services are perceived through multiple perspectives, dependent on philosophy, profession and personal circumstance. The development of P/MH nurses as prescribers of medication is an example where different perspectives are starkly brought into focus. The emerging evidence is reviewed and tentative conclusions drawn

Keywordsmental health; nurse prescribing; non medical prescribing
Page range183-193
Year2018
Book titleEuropean Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing in the 21st Century: A Person-Centred Evidence-Based Approach
PublisherSpringer
Place of publicationHeidelberg, Germany
ISBN978-3-319-31772-4
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Print02 Feb 2018
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Deposited15 Feb 2018
Accepted05 Jul 2017
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-31772-4_14
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