Title

What interventions can improve the mental health nursing practice environment?

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Blackwell Publishing

School

Scholl of Nursing and Midwifery

RAS ID

21444

Comments

Originally published as: Redknap, R.C., Twigg, D.E., Towell, A.J. (2015). What interventions can improve the mental health nursing practice environment? International Journal of Mental Health Nursing. 25(1), 42 - 50. Original article available here

Abstract

The nursing practice environment is an important factor for services to consider in the attraction and retention of a skilled workforce during future nursing shortages. Despite the significant number of international studies undertaken to understand the influence of the practice environment on nurse satisfaction and retention, few have been undertaken within the mental health setting. This paper reports on results from a survey conducted in a large Australian public mental health hospital to examine nurses' perceptions of their practice environment, and identifies interventions that could be implemented to improve the practice environment. The hospital is the only remaining, standalone public mental health hospital in Western Australia.

DOI

10.1111/inm.12187

Access Rights

Not open access

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