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Halcomb, E.J., McInnes, S.,Moxham, L and Patterson, C., Mental Health Practice Standards for Nurses in Australian General Practice, Australian College of Mental Health Nurses, Canberra, 2018, 32p.
Practice standards define and describe the practice of nurses, and in this instance, aim to guide practice and support the delivery of stepped mental health care by nurses working in general practice and other primary health care settings.
These Practice Standards have built on the Australian and Nursing Midwifery (ANMF) National Practice Standards for Nurses working in Australian general practice. They provide an important framework against which nurses can self-assess their professional development needs and adjust their clinical practice to ensure that every person seen in the primary care setting has their mental health needs considered and addressed as appropriate.
Australian College of Mental Health Nurses, Canberra
Halcomb, Elizabeth J.; McInnes, Susan; Moxham, L.; and Patterson, C., (2018), Mental Health Practice Standards for Nurses in Australian General Practice, Australian College of Mental Health Nurses, Canberra.