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Call for mental health nurses to recognise patients' poor physical health


It was only a decade or so ago that RMN students had to undertake a three month acute adult nursing placement in order to complete their formal basic education - I'm not surprised that 'mental health nurses fail to recognise poor physical health.' Undergrad nurse education has become over specialised - resulting in care deficits. How many general nurses fail to identify potentially important mental health concerns in their patient group? The same can be said for adult general nurses no longer having placements in paediatrics. Mike Paynter Somerset

Posted date

21 March, 2011

Posted time

1:49 pm