Atlas Nurses in Mental Health 2007 by World Health Organization

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Even supposing psychological wellbeing and fitness nursing is a serious factor for many nations, there was little or no released information regarding psychological well-being nursing. This new booklet from the area wellbeing and fitness association (WHO) and the foreign Council of Nurses (ICN) summarizes info on nurses and psychological wellbeing and fitness gathered from 172 nations world wide.

The psychological healthiness nursing survey requested chosen respondents inside of nations to file on nurses operating in quite a few psychological future health settings. The survey additionally accumulated info at the content material and quantity of either undergraduate and graduate point psychological healthiness education for nurses in international locations. The document contains facts summarizing details from international locations grouped via geographic sector and via state source of revenue levels.

In basic, the variation within the variety of psychological health and wellbeing nurses in keeping with capita in low as opposed to excessive source of revenue international locations is massive. additionally, there are fewer neighborhood psychological future health amenities in low and heart source of revenue nations and the next percent of the psychological healthiness nurses paintings in psychological hospitals in those countries.

The open-ended reviews printed severe matters approximately psychological future health nursing in low and center source of revenue nations. the final end is that there's no longer adequate psychological healthiness provider in basic care in the neighborhood and there should not sufficient nurses informed to supply psychological healthiness providers.

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Examples include mental health officers in Trinidad and Tobago and psychiatric nurse practitioners in Belize. Belize created a training programme for psychiatric nurse practitioners in 1993 and is the only country in the region where systematic evaluation of this model has been conducted. Education for ethical practice is particularly desirable. g. the ICN Code and such guidelines as the 25 principles of the United Nations resolution on the protection of persons with mental illness and the improvement of mental health care.

Surprisingly, there are some basic nurse training programmes that do not include any training for mental health. Nurse training programmes should consider including the following components specifically related to mental health: assessment, treatment, psychosocial interventions, rehabilitation, ethical and legal issues, prevention and promotion, and research. • • • • • Recommended Reading • • 52 • The World Health Report 2006 – Working together for health. Geneva, World Health Organization, 2006.

2. Ensure that adequate numbers of trained nurses are available to provide mental health care There is a need for more nurses with appropriate mental health training in low and middle income countries. In most of these countries, the number of nurses with formal training in mental health is far less than the number of nurses working in mental health settings. In view of the severe deficiency of other mental health personnel in these countries, the role of nurses becomes even more critical. There is a need to implement strategies aimed at better recruitment and retention of mental health nurses especially in low and middle income countries.

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