What to do with nursing models

What to do with nursing models Phil Barker1 & Sue Ritter Submissions address: ’Department of Psychiatry, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, The Royal Victoria Infirmary, Queen Victoria Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 4LP, England What to do with nursing models Recently, a student (who is employed as a Charge Nurse) on a master’s programme approached me with a problem that had arisen in his clinical area. He had developed an assessment package (derived from the array of methods with which he had become familiar on the course). The student and his clinical team had agreed that this assessment package was most relevant for the client population. This student’s problem was not with clients, nor with the clinical team, but with the local college of nursing. The mental health tutors learned, with apparent dismay, that the assessment package did not fit with any of the prevailing nursing models and theories. Our student was unable to easily place the work he had carried out in the framework of any of these models. He had selected a battery of assessment measures that had good reliability. However, these measures, although specifically designed for use with case management, were derived from the psychiatric and clinical psychology literature. The local http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing Wiley

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Wiley
Copyright
Copyright © 1995 Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company
ISSN
1351-0126
eISSN
1365-2850
DOI
10.1111/j.1365-2850.1995.tb00101.x
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Phil Barker1 & Sue Ritter Submissions address: ’Department of Psychiatry, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, The Royal Victoria Infirmary, Queen Victoria Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 4LP, England What to do with nursing models Recently, a student (who is employed as a Charge Nurse) on a master’s programme approached me with a problem that had arisen in his clinical area. He had developed an assessment package (derived from the array of methods with which he had become familiar on the course). The student and his clinical team had agreed that this assessment package was most relevant for the client population. This student’s problem was not with clients, nor with the clinical team, but with the local college of nursing. The mental health tutors learned, with apparent dismay, that the assessment package did not fit with any of the prevailing nursing models and theories. Our student was unable to easily place the work he had carried out in the framework of any of these models. He had selected a battery of assessment measures that had good reliability. However, these measures, although specifically designed for use with case management, were derived from the psychiatric and clinical psychology literature. The local

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Journal of Psychiatric & Mental Health NursingWiley

Published: Oct 1, 1995

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