Original Presentation Date: 19 April 2022
Chantille Isler, PhD Student, MUN Faculty of Nursing
Person-centred care is an approach to nursing that places the person, in their context, above the disease and at the centre of care. PCC is the core underling principal of a recovery approach, an approach that the government of Newfoundland and Labrador has adopted to improve mental health care in the province. However, operationalizing PCC is challenging in many mental health settings and the current nature of person-centre mental health nursing care in the province is not known. This presentation provides an overview of a study that is examining the current person-centred practice patterns of mental health nurses in Newfoundland and Labrador. This doctoral research has received ethical approval from the provincial Health Research Ethics Board and data collection began in January 2022. Using a concurrent mixed methods design the PCC practice patterns of MHNs will be captured from three viewpoints: 1) the perspectives of MHNs across the province, 2) the perspectives of those who have availed of inpatient mental health services, as well as 3) impartial observations of the person-centred culture on three inpatient mental health units. A clearer understanding of person-centred mental health nursing care will facilitate the future development of targeted interventions that are contextualized to the provincial setting.
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