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Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Nurses' experiences of an outreach interprofessional mental health service for nursing homes : a qualitative descriptive study
Authors: Fuchs, Karin
Vögeli, Samuel
Schori, Dominik
Händler-Schuster, Daniela
et. al: No
DOI: 10.1111/jpm.12847
Published in: Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
Issue: 29
Page(s): 755
Pages to: 765
Issue Date: 2022
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Wiley
ISSN: 1351-0126
Language: English
Subjects: Geriatric psychiatry; Health services research; Interprofessional relations; Mental disorders; Mental health services; Nursing homes; Psychiatric nursing
Subject (DDC): 362: Health and social services
610.73: Nursing
Abstract: Introduction: Outreach interprofessional mental health services for nursing homes can increase the quality of care for residents experiencing mental health issues but research on how nurses in nursing homes experience such a service is lacking worldwide. Aim: To describe how nurses experience the involvement of an outreach interprofessional mental health team in the care for older people experiencing mental health issues in nursing homes and to identify barriers to and facilitators of interprofessional collaboration. Method: Qualitative descriptive analysis based on 13 semi-structured interviews. Framework analysis and complex adaptive systems theory were applied. Results: One core theme with two main categories: Nurses experienced relief from burden through inclusive support provided by the mental health team. Main categories were feeling accompanied and confident as a nurse and partnership-based collaboration. Discussion: Results showed for the first time that nurses felt supported by the mental health team and were encouraged to find new ways of coping with challenging situations. Implications for Practice: To empower nurses, mental health teams should take into account nurses' perceptions in the treatment process, value and respect their role as nurses, transfer knowledge in both formal and informal settings, establish a steady and reliable contact person, and define processes and responsibilities.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): CC BY 4.0: Attribution 4.0 International
Departement: School of Health Sciences
Organisational Unit: Institute of Nursing (IPF)
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