A concept mapping exploration of social workers' and mental health nurses' understanding of the role of the Approved Mental Health Professional.

Bressington, Daniel T. and Wells, Harvey and Graham, Matthew (2011) A concept mapping exploration of social workers' and mental health nurses' understanding of the role of the Approved Mental Health Professional. Nurse Education Today, 31 (6). pp. 564-570. ISSN 0260-6917. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2010.10.034) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This study uses concept mapping and participant interviews to explore how differing professional viewpoints and levels of knowledge held by social workers and mental health nurses affect perceptions of the Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) role during an interprofessional training programme. The results suggest that social workers entering the programme had a greater understanding of the role in comparison to mental health nurses; however, on completion of the programme, both professional groups demonstrated similar levels of learning. The study challenges assumptions that nurses may be inherently disadvantaged by their professional background in terms of learning about a role that is traditionally associated with social work practice. Study participants valued the concept mapping process and felt that the approach may be a valuable tool for clinical supervision.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Concept mapping; Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP); Interprofessional learning
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Medway
Depositing User: Mita Mondal
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2014 11:32 UTC
Last Modified: 21 May 2014 09:24 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/38442 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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