Attitudes of postgraduate nursing students towards consumer participation in mental health services and the role of the consumer academic.
Brenda Happell, Jaya Pinikahana, Cath Roper
Int J Ment Health Nurs | Published : 2002
Consumer participation in health care is increasingly becoming an expectation of health services. While important progress has been made in the mental health area, the attitudes of mental health professionals towards consumers poses a severe limitation. Greater consumer involvement in the education of mental health professionals has been presented as a strategy to encourage the development of a greater acceptance of consumer involvement by health professionals. A consumer academic position has been introduced into the Centre for Psychiatric Nursing Research and Practice. An important aspect of this role concerns the education of postgraduate psychiatric/mental health nursing students, in ord..View full abstract