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Gender guidance in mental health

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Women with acute mental illness should be involved in nurse training on gender issues, according to latest guidance.

The National Institute for Mental Health in England and other stakeholders, including the RCN, have published new guidance on caring for women in acute mental health settings.

It calls for training changes and says female patients often feel unsafe on mental health wards – especially if they have been abused – and nurses need to be aware mixed social areas could be trouble spots.

‘This guidance is an effective resource which will be of great use to busy mental health professionals trying to deliver high-quality, gender specific care,’ said RCN general secretary Peter Carter.

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