What are the attitudes of mental health nurses to the role of the health care assistant (HCA) in mental health services?

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/605736
Title:
What are the attitudes of mental health nurses to the role of the health care assistant (HCA) in mental health services?
Authors:
Coyne, Anthony
Affiliation:
Longford Westmeath Mental Health Service
Publisher:
Trinity College Dublin
Issue Date:
Aug-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/605736
Item Type:
Thesis
Language:
en
Description:
Healthcare systems are labour-intensive and health service providers constantly attempt to utilise the most cost effective staff mix. Changes in the traditional training model for registered nurses, from an apprenticeship model to education delivered in higher education institutes, resulted in a loss to the healthcare workforce of the ‘traditional’ student nurses who were a steady supply of unqualified labour. This prompted the need for a greater number of workers, healthcare assistants, who were expected to work under the direct supervision of nurses and midwives. Since then, numerous policy documents and policy makers have encouraged the introduction of the Health Care Assistant, a role which supports the delivery of patient care under the supervision and direction of a Registered Nurse.
Keywords:
MENTAL HEALTH; MENTAL HEALTH NURSING; HEALTH CARE ASSISTANTS

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorCoyne, Anthonyen
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-18T13:06:12Zen
dc.date.available2016-04-18T13:06:12Zen
dc.date.issued2015-08en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/605736en
dc.descriptionHealthcare systems are labour-intensive and health service providers constantly attempt to utilise the most cost effective staff mix. Changes in the traditional training model for registered nurses, from an apprenticeship model to education delivered in higher education institutes, resulted in a loss to the healthcare workforce of the ‘traditional’ student nurses who were a steady supply of unqualified labour. This prompted the need for a greater number of workers, healthcare assistants, who were expected to work under the direct supervision of nurses and midwives. Since then, numerous policy documents and policy makers have encouraged the introduction of the Health Care Assistant, a role which supports the delivery of patient care under the supervision and direction of a Registered Nurse.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTrinity College Dublinen
dc.subjectMENTAL HEALTHen
dc.subjectMENTAL HEALTH NURSINGen
dc.subjectHEALTH CARE ASSISTANTSen
dc.titleWhat are the attitudes of mental health nurses to the role of the health care assistant (HCA) in mental health services?en
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentLongford Westmeath Mental Health Serviceen
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