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Do mental health nurse lecturers ‘walk the talk’, as well as ‘talk the talk’?

McCaig, Marie; McNay, Lisa; Howatson, Val; McCormack, John; McIntosh, Gwenne; Mathers, Billy


Marie McCaig

Lisa McNay

Val Howatson

John McCormack

Gwenne McIntosh

Billy Mathers


The traditional paradigm in mental health nursing has been undergoing significant challenge in recent times. The influence of recovery is gaining momentum in practice and in the theoretical preparation for practice. Therapeutic relationships have long been considered the cornerstone of mental health nursing practice and they continue to be central in recovery. This article outlines and justifies the need for mental health nurse lecturers to reflect on and review the role of the relationships they develop with students. This is to help optimise the university preparation of student mental health nurses in recovery focused practice. Working together across different university sites can further enhance this process.

Journal Article Type Article
Online Publication Date Sep 26, 2014
Publication Date 2014-09
Deposit Date Sep 30, 2014
Print ISSN 2049-5919
Electronic ISSN 2052-496X
Publisher Mark Allen Healthcare
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 3
Issue 5
Pages 223-228
Keywords Mental health nursing; recovery; therapeutic relationships; recovery practice;
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