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.e1187Correspondence
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Received: 21 June 2016
Accepted: 13 January 2017
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