Extended Care Activities for Nursing Support Workers in Mental Health Inpatient Settings: A Delphi Study
Repository Posting Date2018-12-04T15:40:21Z
Author DetailsMichael Roche, PhD, MHSc, BHSc, DipAppSc, MHCert, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine, Australian Catholic University and Northern Sydney Local Health District, North Sydney, New South Wales, Australia; Suzanne Glover, RMN; Xiaoou Luo, MHSc -- Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Services, Northern Sydney Local Health District, North Ryde, Australia
Lead Author Sigma AffliationNon-member
Level of EvidenceN/A
Generic scopes of practice for nursing support workers provide limited guidance in mental health environments, with role ambiguity and under-utilisation reported. This study reports on context specific care activities for mental health inpatient settings, providing role clarity, and a basis for effective delegation and integration.