Journal article

Evaluation of an educational practice development programme for staff working in mental health inpatient environments

M Chambers, S Gillard, K Turner, R Borschmann

Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing | WILEY-BLACKWELL | Published : 2013


This paper describes key components of a mental health practice development training programme, which aimed to translate into practice a deeper, more evidence-based understanding of the lived experience of service users detained under the Mental Health Act (1983/2007), using action research as the underpinning paradigm. The programme explored the myriad applications of the six categories of intervention initially proposed by Heron and the widespread applicability of solution-focused brief therapy. The programme evaluation used open-ended questionnaires in order to obtain participants' views on facilitation and workshop content, in addition to two focus groups. The aim of the evaluation was t..

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