Closeness, chaos and crisis: the attractions of working in acute mental health care.

@article{Deacon2006ClosenessCA,
  title={Closeness, chaos and crisis: the attractions of working in acute mental health care.},
  author={Maureen Deacon and Tony Warne and Sue McAndrew},
  journal={Journal of psychiatric and mental health nursing},
  year={2006},
  volume={13 6},
  pages={750-7}
}
This paper makes a case for the attractiveness of acute mental health inpatient nursing (acute nursing) and argues that an altered perception of this work is essential if we are to provide the most acutely mentally ill and vulnerable people with a stable and expert nursing workforce. The discussion draws on an ethnographic study conducted in an inner-city psychiatric unit in England and the advantages of this method for understanding nursing work are described. Within our findings, we set out… CONTINUE READING

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