Can student mental health nurses be prepared for medicines management?

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Abstract

Aim
This paper reports on an evaluation of the Medicines with Respect project, which implemented a stepped approach to education and training in medicines management (MM) for mental health nurses (MHNs).

Method
In the retrospective qualitative study, nine MHNs were interviewed to gain their perceptions of the MM training they received at university and to find out if it still had relevance.

Results
Content analysis of the interview data revealed that overall the participants valued the theoretical and practical learning strategies they experienced, although criticisms relating to all aspects of the education and training were reported. The participants also reported that the approach prepared them for clinical practice as registered nurses. Such an approach may also build the capacity of MHNs to develop as prescribers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)614-620
Number of pages7
JournalNurse Prescribing
Volume12
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2014

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