Mental Health Nursing in the time of COVID-19
The CPN would like to support our community of Mental Health Nurses and people with Lived Experiences during these uncertain times in relation to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. We would like to use this page as an ideas and wellbeing resource for you all.View
An online repository of tools, case studies, reflection and research in support of recovery-oriented practiceVisit
Mental Health Nursing Workshops
A program of one-day workshops designed to upskill nurses in line with current practice innovations, challenges and policy directions.View
Tips for applying for Graduate Mental Health Nurse Programs in Victoria.View
Co-production: Putting principles into practice into mental health contexts
This resource by Cath Roper, Flick Grey & Emma Cadogan seeks to explain what co-production is, how it is important, how it is different to other participatory approaches, and specific considerations for mental health and similar contexts in which extreme power differentials are likely to have been experienced by co-production partners.View
Consumer Perspectivce Supervision: A framework for supporting the consumer workforce
The Consumer Perspective Supervision project is a consumer-led co-produced project supported through a partnership with the Victorian Mental Illness Awareness Council, Centre for Psychiatric Nursing and the Department of Health and Human Services.View
Vic Collaborative Mental Health Nursing CONFERENCE
Showcasing the specialist practice of mental health nursing, and its contribution to better outcomes for mental health consumersView
RPN 4/5 Educators Forum
A space for Victoria’s clinical educators to network, share knowledge, engage with and provide feedback on current priorities in policy and practice development.View
The CPN works in collaborative partnerships with state government, industry bodies, research partners and area mental health services.View
Perceptions of Dangerousness
We hope to find new ways for the mental health system to think about violence, aggression and danger which promote equity and safety for both consumers and nurses.
Evaluating Safewards Victoria
Safewards is a clinical model and intervention developed in the UK that seeks to reduce conflict and the use of seclusion and other restrictive interventions in acute inpatient psychiatric wards. Since 2014, researchers at the CPN have lead the evaluation of the Victorian government funded implementation of Safewards in the state of Victoria. The implementation of Safewards in Victoria is the most substantial and systematic in the world to date.
Experiences of Engagement
PhD candidate Ms Rachel Tindall is conducting a qualitative longitudinal study of the experience of engagement in early psychosis services, for young people, carers and case managers.
Views on seclusion and restraint, and ways to reduce their use
In this study, a large interdisciplinary team explored Australian views about a range of restrictive practices (seclusion, mechanical restraint, physical restraint, chemical restraint and emotional restraint), using a mixed methods approach funded by the National Mental Health Commission.
Daya, I., Hamilton, B.E., Roper C. (2019). Authentic engagement: A conceptual model for welcoming diverse and challenging consumer and survivor views in mental health research, policy and practice. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing doi: 10.1111/inm.12653.
Scholz, B., Platania‐Phung, C., Gordon., S, Ellis, P., Roper, C., Bocking, J., Happell, B., Very useful, but do carefully: Mental healthresearcher views on establishing a Mental Health Expert Consumer Researcher Group (2019) pp. 1-10. J Psychiatr Ment Health Nurs.
Journal articles refereed
Roper, C., (2019), Ethical peril, violence and “dirty hands” – ethical consequences of mental health laws, Special issue, Disordering Social Inclusion, Ethics, Critiques, Collaborations, Futurities, Journal of Ethics in Mental Health https://jemh.ca/issues/v9/documents/JEMH%20Inclusion%20vi.pdf
Happell, B., Gordon, S., Bocking, J., Ellis, P., Roper, C., Liggins, J. & Platania-Phung, C. (2019). "Chipping away": non-consumer researcher perspectives on barriers to collaborating with consumers in mental health research. Journal of Mental Health, 28(1), 49. doi: 10.1080/09638237.2018.1466051
Scholz, B., Gordon, S., Bocking, J., Liggins, J., Ellis, P., Roper, C. & Happell, B. (2019). 'There's just no flexibility': How space and time impact mental health consumer research. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 28(4), 899. doi: 10.1111/inm.12589
Juntanamalaga, P., Scholz, B., Roper, C. & Hoppell, B. (2019). 'They can't empower us': The role of allies in the consumer movement. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 28(4), 857. doi: 10.1111/inm.12585
Scholz, B., Roper, C., Juntanamalaga, P. & Happell, B. (2019). Understanding the Role of Allies in Systemic Consumer Empowerment: A Literature Review. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 40(4), 354. doi: 10.1080/01612840.2018.1553004
Kapp, S., Gerdtz, M., Gefen, A., Prematunga, R. & Santamaria, N. (2019). An observational study of the maintenance of the 30 degrees side-lying lateral tilt position among aged care residents at risk of developing pressure injuries when using the standard care pillow and a purpose-designed positioning device. International Wound Journal, 16(5), 1080. doi: 10.1111/iwj.13142
Fletcher, J., Hamilton, B., Kinner, S., Brophy, L.M. (2019). Safewards impact in inpatient mental health units in Victoria Australia: Staff perspectives. Frontiers in Psychiatry, doi:10.3389/fpsyt.2019.00462.
Harvey, C.A., Brophy, L.B., Tibble, H., Killaspy, H., Spittal, M., Hamilton, B., Ennals, P., Newton, R., Cruickshank, P., Hall, T., Fletcher, J. (2019). Prevention and Recovery Care services in Australia: Statewide implementation of a sub-acute residential mental-health service model Frontiers in Psychiatry. 10(383). doi:10.3389/fpsyt.2019.00383
Fletcher, J., Buchanan-Hagen, S., Brophy, L., A.Kinner, S., Hamilton, B., Consumer Perspectives of Safewards Impact in Acute Inpatient Mental Health Wards in Victoria, Australia (2019) Frontiers in Psychiatry
Hayes, C., Palmer, V., Simmons, M., Hamilton, B., Simons C., & Hopwood, M. (2019). The unheard voice of the clinician: perspectives on the key features of an adolescent inpatient model of care. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, doi: 10.1111/jcap.12242
Kao, C. Y., Aranda, S., Krishnasamy, M., & Hamilton, B. (2019). Identifying essential information to support patient decision-making regarding participation in cancer clinical trials: a Delphi study. European Journal of Cancer Care DOI: 10.1111/ecc.12954.
Kao, C.‐Y., Hamilton, B., Lin, Y.‐F. and Hu, W.‐Y. (2019), Ward‐Based Nurses’ Knowledge and Attitudes Toward Clinical Trials: A Survey Study in Taiwan. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 51: 489-496. doi:10.1111/jnu.12484
Hayes, C., Palmer, V., Hamilton, B., Simons, C., & Hopwood, M. (2019). What nonpharmacological therapeutic interventions are provided to adolescents admitted to general mental health inpatient units? A descriptive review. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 28(3), 671-686. doi:10.1111/inm.12575
Hayes, C., Palmer, V. J., Simmons, M., Hamilton, B., Simons, C., & Hopwood, M. (2019). Protocol for a prospective, longitudinal mixed-methods case study: supporting a Model of Care for Healthier Adolescents (The MoCHA study). BMJ Open, 9(2), e025098. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2018-025098
H, Kennedy., C,Roper., R, Randall., D, Pintado., S, Buchanan-Hagen., J, Fletcher., B, Hamilton.,Consumer recommendations for enhancing the Safewards model and interventions. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing (2019)
Tindall, R., Allot, K., Simmons, M., Roberts, W. & Hamilton B. (2019). Engagement at entry to an early intervention service for first episode psychosis: an exploratory study of young people and caregivers. Psychosis, DOI:10.1080/17522439.2018.1502341
Tindall, R.M., Allott, K., Simmons, M., Roberts, W., Hamilton B.E. (2019). The missing voice of engagement: An exploratory study from the perspectives of case-managers at an early intervention service for first-episode psychosis. BMC Psychiatry. BPSY-D-19-00085R3
Fletcher, J., Spittal, M,. Brophy L., Tibble H, Kinner S., Elsom S., Hamilton B., Outcomes of the Victorian Safewards trial in 13 wards: impact on seclusion rates and fidelity measurement (2017) International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 26(5), pp. 461 - 471
Penno, S., Hamilton B., Petrakis M., (2017), Early intervention in psychosis: Health of the Nation Outcome Scales (HoNOS) outcomes from a five-year prospective study. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, DOI: 10.1016/j.apnu.2017.07.003
Niels Buus, N., Hoeck, B., Hamilton, B., (2017) Nurses’ shift reports: a systematic literature search and critical review of qualitative field studies. Journal of Clinical Nursing, doi: 10.1111/jocn.13655
McKibbin G., Humphreys C., Hamilton B., (2017) “Talking about child sexual abuse would have helped me”: Young people who sexually abused reflect on preventing harmful sexual behaviour. Child Abuse and Neglect, 70: 210-221
Corbett, R., Elsom, S., Sands, N., Prematunga, R. An exploratory investigation of sexual health screening in the first 12 weeks of case management in populations with severe mental illness (2017) International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 26 (2), pp. 160-169.
Sands, N., Elsom, S., Corbett, R., Keppich-Arnold, S., Prematunga, R., Berk, M., Considine, J. (2017) Predictors for clinical deterioration of mental state in patients assessed by telephone-based mental health triage International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 26 (3), pp. 226-237.
Rao, S., Broadbear, J. H., Thompson, K., Correia, A., Preston, M., Katz, P., Trett, R. (2017). Evaluation of a novel risk assessment method for self-harm associated with Borderline Personality Disorder. Australasian psychiatry, DOI: 10.1177/1039856217707390
Buus, N., Hamilton, B., (2016) Social science and linguistic text analysis of nurses’ records: a systematic review and critique. Nursing Inquiry 23: 64–77
Goh, S.M.Y., Westphal, A., Daws, T., Gascoigne-Cohen S., Hamilton, B., Lautenschlager, N., (2016) A retrospective study of medical co-morbidities in psychogeriatric patients. Psychogeriatrics. 16 (1): 12–19.
Byrne, L., Roper, C., Happell, B., Reid-Searl, K., (2016), The Stigma of Identifying as Having a Lived Experience Runs Before Me: Challenges for Lived Experience Roles, Journal of Mental Health, p 1 - 7
Brophy, L., Roper, C., Hamilton, B., Tellez, J., McSherry, B., (2016), Consumers’ and their supporters’ perspectives on barriers and strategies to reducing seclusion and restraint in mental health settings, Australian Health Review 40 (6): 599-604.
Brophy, L., Roper, C., Hamilton, B., Tellez, J., McSherry, B., (2016), Consumers and their supporters’ perspectives on poor practice and the use of seclusion and restraint in mental health settings: results from Australian focus groups, International Journal of Mental Health Systems 10(6)1-10
Lima, S., Jordan, H.L., Kinney, S., Hamilton, B., Newall, F., (2016) Empirical evolution of a framework that supports the development of nursing competence. Journal of Advanced Nursing 72(4), 889–899.
Lima, S., Newall, F., Jordan, H.L., Hamilton, B., Kinney, S., (2016) Development of competence in the first year of graduate nursing practice: a longitudinal study. Journal of Advanced Nursing 72(4), 878–888.
Kinner, S., Harvey, C., Hamilton, B., Brophy, L., Roper, C., McSherry, B., & Young, J. (2016). Attitudes towards seclusion and restraint in mental health settings: Findings from a large, community-based survey of consumers, carers and mental health professionals. Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences, 1-10.
Tonso, M.A., Prematunga, R., Norris, S.J., Williams, L., Sands, N., Elsom, S.J. (2016) Workplace Violence in Mental Health: A Victorian Mental Health Workforce Survey International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 25 (5), pp. 444-451.
Sands, N., Elsom, S., Colgate, R., Haylor, H., Prematunga, R. (2016) Development and interrater reliability of the UK Mental Health Triage Scale International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 25 (4), pp. 330-336. DOI: 10.1111/inm.12197
Roper, C., McSherry, B., Brophy, L., (2015), Defining seclusion and restraint: legal and policy definitions versus consumer and carer perspectives, Journal of Law and Medicine, 23:297-302
Happell, B., Byrne, L., McAllister, M., Lampshire, D., Roper, C., Gaskin, C. J., Martin, G., Wynaden, D., McKenna, B., Lakeman, R., Platania-Phung, C. and Hamer, H. (2014), Consumer involvement in the tertiary-level education of mental health professionals: A systematic review. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 23: 3–16.
McSherry, B., Brophy, L., Hamilton, B., Roper, C., Tellez J., (2017), Reducing Seclusion and Restraint: Hearing from consumers and their supporters, The Health Advocate, 41:34-35
Peckham, H., (2013). Epigenetics:The dogma-defying discovery that genes learn from experience. International Journal of Neuropsychotherapy, 1, 9-20. doi: 10.12744/ijnpt.2013.0009-0020
Roper, Cath, et al. "Health and safety for spirit seers, telepaths and visionaries". Psychosis (2019). doi: 10.1080/17522439.2019.1652844
Roper, C. (in press), Capacity does not reside in me, Critical Perspectives on Coercive Interventions: Law, Medicine and Society, Routledge
Roper, C. (2016) Is partnership a dirty word? In Russo and Sweeney (eds), Searching for a Rose Garden, Challenging Psychiatry, Fostering Mad Studies, PCCS Books, Monmouth, UK
Trett, R., & Peckham, H. (in press). Psychotherapeutic practice in mental health nursing. In K. Edward & I. Munro (Eds.), Mental health nursing dimensions of praxis (3 ed.). Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
Trett, R., & Peckham, H. (in press). Personality Disorders. In K. Edward & I. Munro (eds), Mental health nursing dimensions of praxis (3 ed.). Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
The CPN seeks to advance the practice of mental health nursing in Victoria through research, education, engagement & consultation.View
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