A selective review of mental health nursing in New South Wales, Australia, in relation to clinical supervision

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dc.contributor.author White, Edward en_US
dc.contributor.author Roche, Michael en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-12-21T02:34:51Z
dc.date.available 2009-12-21T02:34:51Z
dc.date.issued 2006 en_US
dc.identifier 2006004239 en_US
dc.identifier.citation White Edward and Roche Michael 2006, 'A selective review of mental health nursing in New South Wales, Australia, in relation to clinical supervision', Blackwell Publishing Asia, vol. 15, pp. 209-219. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1445-8330 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/4806
dc.description.abstract Recent reports have suggested that mental health staff have added stress, which arose from poor working conditions, heavy workloads, and lack of resources, within a culture in which there was a large degree of burnout, low morale, lack of job satisfaction, poor status, insensitivity and indifference. This is particularly so for mental health nurses, who create the ambience in clinical settings. Previous research has shown that the introduction of clinical supervision, as a central plank of clinical governance arrangements, has a positive effect in some of these respects, but remains underdeveloped in Australia. The present scoping study examined the extent to which this was so in mental health nursing services in the state of New South Wales. Individual mental health nurses (n = 601) and Area Health Services (n = 17) provided data about their local circumstances. Findings revealed that mental health nursing in New South Wales was a committed, late middle-aged workforce, working in services about which there was a width of opinion with the prevailing management arrangements, yet to fully exploit their therapeutic potential, or engage the educational opportunities that would assist them in their endeavour. More specifically, it remained a workforce that has yet to engage clinical supervision in a systematically coherent manner. The study concluded, therefore, that clinical supervision offered a possible practical remedy to address the causes and the effects of suboptimal service provision and that the ready availability of dedicated funding and the immediate access to service development and research expertise was a rare and timely confluence. en_US
dc.publisher Blackwell Publishing Asia en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1447-0349.2006.00424.x en_US
dc.title A selective review of mental health nursing in New South Wales, Australia, in relation to clinical supervision en_US
dc.parent International Journal of Mental Health Nursing en_US
dc.journal.volume 15 en_US
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Carlton South, Vic, Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 209 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 219 en_US
dc.cauo.name Midwifery, Child and Family Health en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 111005 en_US
dc.personcode 010033 en_US
dc.personcode 030731 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Mental Health Nursing en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.description.keywords clinical supervision, mental health nursing, workforce en_US
dc.staffid 030731 en_US


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