Atlas Nurses In Mental Health 2007 by World Health Organization

By World Health Organization

Even supposing psychological health and wellbeing nursing is a serious factor for many nations, there was little or no released information regarding psychological overall healthiness nursing. This new booklet from the realm overall healthiness association (WHO) and the foreign Council of Nurses (ICN) summarizes info on nurses and psychological well-being gathered from 172 nations worldwide. The psychological healthiness nursing survey requested chosen respondents inside of international locations to file on nurses operating in numerous psychological future health settings. The survey additionally accumulated details at the content material and volume of either undergraduate and graduate point psychological overall healthiness education for nurses in international locations. The record comprises info summarizing details from international locations grouped through geographic quarter and by means of nation source of revenue degrees.

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Atlas: Nurses in Mental Health 2007 - World Health Organization 11 PRESCRIPTION OF P SYC H OT RO P I C M E D I C I N E S N urses are more likely to be allowed to prescribe and continue prescriptions in low income and African countries than in high income and European countries. As member of the mental health teams, nurses share the responsibility to prescribe and continue the prescription of psychotropic medicines. This is regulated by International Treaties and national regulations. Most respondents commented on the tremendous responsibilities of nurses.

However, the clear fact is that registered nurses are allowed officially to run “medium clinics” and they do prescribe psychotropic medications in this country with our full knowledge. ” – Respondent from Ethiopia 48 • Atlas: Nurses in Mental Health 2007 - World Health Organization DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSIONS W e believe that this is the first detailed study of nurses in mental health around the world. Nurses are the primary service providers in health systems in most countries, and most mental health services are provided through primary health systems.

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. These strategies should include evaluating compensation packages, as well as determining whether nurses’ authority levels are appropriate for their level of responsibility and creating a positive and supportive workplace environment.

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