The Development of Mental Health Nursing across four decades

The development of mental health nursing across four decades

Thursday, 25 February 2016, 17:00 to 18:00

 
 

THE DEVELOPMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH NURSING ACROSS FOUR DECADES 

With the closing of large stand-alone institutions as part of the deinstitutionalisation movement across the globe, new models of mental health care have evolved. Mental health nurses play a pivotal role in the delivery of mental health care; they possess advanced knowledge and a unique skill set that prepares them to work across diverse and specialised roles. This lecture will draw on and provide an overview of some of the important developments across the last four decades and how these have impacted mental health nursing roles.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Professor Kim Usher is Head of the School of Health, University of New England (Aus) and Visiting Professor, Oxford Brookes. She has a broad clinical background having originally qualified as a mental health nurse, and later, a general nurse. Her research areas of interest focus primarily on issues related to mental health nursing. Kim has published extensively with over 150 peer-reviewed publications. Kim received an Australian Learning and Teaching Council Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning. 

To book please visit: nursing.brookes.ac.uk/125-years/events