Are universities preparing nurses to meet the challenges posed by the Australian mental health care system?

@article{Wynaden2000AreUP,
  title={Are universities preparing nurses to meet the challenges posed by the Australian mental health care system?},
  author={Dianne Wynaden and Ang{\'e}lica Orb and Sunita McGowan and Jill Downie},
  journal={The Australian and New Zealand journal of mental health nursing},
  year={2000},
  volume={9 3},
  pages={138-46}
}
The preparedness of comprehensive nurses to work with the mentally ill is of concern to many mental health professionals. Discussion as to whether current undergraduate nursing programs in Australia prepare a graduate to work as a beginning practitioner in the mental health area has been the centre of debate for most of the 1990s. This, along with the apparent lack of interest and motivation of these nurses to work in the mental health area following graduation, remains a major problem for… CONTINUE READING

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