A training course for psychiatric nurses in Russia
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A training course for psychiatric nurses in Russia

Roger Bloor Medical director, North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust, Addiction psychiatry, Keele University Medical School
Albert McHugh Senior nurse (training), Westcliffe Hospital
David Pearson Executive director of nursing, North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust, Keele University Medical School
Ian Wain Modern matron, Harplands Hospital

This article describes the impact on mental health services in Russia of a training course for psychiatric nurses in the management of aggression. This project, which is part of a seven-year international partnership between mental health professionals in the UK and Russia, demonstrates the importance of nurse training to effect change in healthcare organisations.

Correspondence r.n.bloor@keele.ac.uk

Nursing Standard. 18, 39,39-41. doi: 10.7748/ns2004.06.18.39.39.c3626

Published in print: 09 June 2004

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This article has been subject to double blind peer review