Tackling the theory-practice gap in mental health nurse training

Evans, Marcus (2009) Tackling the theory-practice gap in mental health nurse training. Mental Health Practice, 13 (2). pp. 21-24. ISSN 1465-8720 (print) ; 2047-895X (online)

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If nursing students are to reach their full potential, universities and mental health trusts need to rethink the way they share responsibility for training. Marcus Evans suggests some ideas to resolve the competing needs of practice and academia This article argues that the division of responsibility for training between universities and mental health trusts does not provide the integration necessary for high quality clinical training. Each institution is quick to point to the failings of the other, and a blame culture between some universities and mental health trusts persists. This division means that responsibility for training can fall between the mental health trusts and the universities, and nursing students’ training is suffering as a result. The author spoke to senior mental health professionals, who said that variation in student skills and attitudes were a concern.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Groups & Organisations > Occupational Groups
Health and Medical Sciences > National Health Service
Health and Medical Sciences > Patient Care
Department/People: Adult and Forensic Services
Depositing User: Ms Linda Dolben
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2018 11:00
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2018 11:00
URI: http://repository.tavistockandportman.ac.uk/id/eprint/1766

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