Organizing and delivering training for acute mental health services: A discussion paper

P. E. Bee, J. A. Baker, D. A. Richards, S. J. Loftus, L. Bailey, K. Lovell, P. Woods, D. Cox

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    Recent policy statements that address the quality of care provided by acute mental health services have highlighted an urgent need for specialist nurse education and training. However, examples of how to design and implement such training initiatives are sparse. Drawing on recent experience of developing an innovative training programme for acute psychiatric settings, this paper seeks to examine some of the key issues associated with current training provision for acute inpatient mental health workers. The methodological and practical concerns surrounding this type of initiative are discussed with the main aspects of programme content, service user participation, team training and organizational challenges being explored. Resulting from this work, several recommendations regarding the content, organization and delivery of future training initiatives are made. © 2005 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)139-145
    Number of pages6
    JournalJournal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2005


    • Acute mental health
    • Education
    • Nurse training


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