Psychiatric nurses' attitudes toward consumer and carer participation in care: Part 2-barriers to participation.

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Goodwin, Valerie Ann and Happell, Brenda. (2008). Psychiatric nurses' attitudes toward consumer and carer participation in care: Part 2-barriers to participation. Policy Politics and Nursing Practice. 9(4), pp. 249 - 256. https://doi.org/10.1177/1527154408316064
AuthorsGoodwin, Valerie Ann and Happell, Brenda
Abstract

Australian government policy has effectively mandated consumer and carer participation. However, the limited relevant literature suggests there are significant barriers to implementing participation in mental health services. Nurses have been identified as a professional group with an important role in creating the culture changes necessary for successful implementation, yet their views about consumer and carer participation have not been extensively explored. This article presents Part 2 of the findings of a qualitative study using focus group interviews with 30 nurses to explore opinions on the topic of consumer and carer participation. Data were analyzed using a content analysis approach, assisted by the software package NVivo. The themes explicated were systemic barriers and education, an essential ingredient. These findings emphasize the barriers and provide some sense of how educational techniques might assist with making some constructive inroads.

Keywordscarer; consumer; mental health; participation; psychiatric nurses
Year2008
JournalPolicy Politics and Nursing Practice
Journal citation9 (4), pp. 249 - 256
PublisherSage Publications Ltd.
ISSN1527-1544
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1177/1527154408316064
Page range249 - 256
Research GroupSchool of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine
Place of publicationUnited States of America
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