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Psychiatric Nurses’ Self-Rated Competence
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
Karolinska Institutet.
2012 (English)In: Issues in Mental Health Nursing, ISSN 0161-2840, Vol. 33, no 7, 469-479 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study explored the self-rated competence of 52 Swedish psychiatric nurses in three clinical environments: forensic psychiatry, general psychiatric inpatient care, and clinical non-residential psychiatric care. A questionnaire wtih 56 statements from nine areas of expertise was completed. Forensic nurses were more skilled in safety and quality and in dealing with violence and conflicts. Non-specialist nurses appreciated their skills more so than specialist nurses in health promotion and illness prevention and conduct, information, and education. Women were inclined to invite patients’ relatives for education and information. Men attended to a patients’ spiritual needs; they also coped with violence and managed conflicts.

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Informa Healthcare, 2012. Vol. 33, no 7, 469-479 p.
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psychiatric nurses, self-rated, competence, skills
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-80950DOI: 10.3109/01612840.2012.663460OAI: diva2:558454
Available from: 2012-10-03 Created: 2012-10-03 Last updated: 2012-11-02Bibliographically approved

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