The concept of priority as it relates to a community mental health team

Bonner, Gwen (2001) The concept of priority as it relates to a community mental health team. British Journal of Community Nursing, 6 (2). pp. 89-93. ISSN 1462-4753

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Abstract

This article illustrates how a concept clarification exercise can provide evidence to inform local policy development. Based on the framework developed in Walker and Avant’s (1995) concept clarification theory, the concept of priority is examined in the context of a team of community mental health nurses. Themes of risk, multidisciplinary working, resources, and nursing role are identified as key areas for consideration, and the difficulties existing between government policy directives towards the severely mentally ill and health promotion are discussed. The article highlights how nursing theory can integrate the concept analysis of priority in planning client care. This is presented using Peplau’s (1952) model as a guide to further enhance meaning of generated priorities to nursing practice.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Concept clarification theory; Risk; Multidisciplinary working; Nursing role
Subjects: Medicine and health > Nursing
Depositing User: Rod Pow
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2012 10:31
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2017 16:33
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/136

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