Out of the shadows: de-medicalising mental health nursing
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Out of the shadows: de-medicalising mental health nursing

Henry Bladon PhD researcher, University of Birmingham, England

This article examines the idea of mental health nursing as separate from psychiatry, but complementary to it. It asks what de-medicalised mental health nursing might look like, investigates the inherent practical issues of the topic, and considers how obstacles and barriers might be addressed. Finally, the article suggests where a different mental health nurse role might fit into mental health provision.

Mental Health Practice. 20, 9, 15-20. doi: 10.7748/mhp.2017.e1187



Peer review

This article has been subject to external double-blind peer review and checked for plagiarism using automated software

Conflict of interest

None declared

Received: 21 June 2016

Accepted: 13 January 2017

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