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Title: Exploring the mental health nurse practitioner scope of practice in youth early psychosis: an anecdotal account.
Austin Authors: Baker, Neville
Affiliation: Austin Health Mental Health Clinical Services Unit, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: 3-Feb-2010
Publication information: Contemporary Nurse; 34(2): 211-20
Abstract: The development of the Victorian mental health nurse practitioner youth early psychosis, is a pioneer advance in clinical psychiatric/mental health nursing. This paper will explore and describe the scope of practice for the youth early psychosis mental health nurse practitioner candidate, and how the model is informed by relevant literature. The role description and context of the nurse practitioner candidate, which is synonymous with the role of the endorsed nurse practitioner, is described. Advanced practice nursing is discussed in terms of what the nurse practitioner literature says and contrasted with perceptions of a clinical nurse's everyday practice. Inherent challenges and issues are highlighted that need to sit in the background of any picture being painted of the mental health nurse practitioner role in Victoria into the future. An alternative perspective in the mental health care of the young person is proposed for the nurse practitioner scope of practice.
Gov't Doc #: 20509805
DOI: 10.5172/conu.2010.34.2.211
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Adolescent
Advanced Practice & administration
Case Management.organization & administration
Child Development Disorders, Pervasive.nursing
Community Health Nursing.organization & administration
Community Mental Health Services.organization & administration
Models, Nursing
Nurse & administration.psychology
Nurse's Role.psychology
Patient Care Team.organization & administration
Professional Autonomy
Psychiatric & administration
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