Thinking the unthinkable: does mental health nursing have a future?

Theodore Stickley, Andrew Clifton, Patrick Callaghan, Julie Repper, Gemma Stacey, Prem Takoordyal, Anne Felton, Janet Barket, Lorraine Rayner, David Jones, Diane Brennan, Julie Dixon

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We would like to revisit the discussion articulated by Holmes (2006) from an Australian perspective and more recently by Hurley & Ramsey (2008) regarding the potential demise of mental health nursing. Currently in the UK, the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) is reviewing nurse education. The NMC state that the review is required because: Changes in policy and delivery of healthcare will allow us to ensure that nursing education across all four countries enables nurses to meet the future needs of patients. (NMC 2008a)
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)300-304
JournalJournal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 6 Mar 2009


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