Nurses' Views on Training Needs to Increase Provision of Primary Care for Consumers With Serious Mental Illness

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Abstract

PURPOSE:

The study aims to ascertain nurses' views on their preparedness to provide physical health care, and their identified training needs.

DESIGN AND METHODS:

The study used a qualitative exploratory design. Thirty-eight nurses working in a regional mental health setting participated in focus groups.

FINDINGS:

Three main themes were identified: (a) the need for physical healthcare training, (b) modes of training, (c) access to training, and (d) organizational commitment.

PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS:

The philosophy and design of training must reflect workplace context, and take into account individual learning styles. Organizational support is crucial.

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