Impacts of service user involvement in mental health nurse training on management of aggression: a qualitative description research

Obi-Udeaja, Jane, Kerr, Catherine and Weller, Gordon ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7495-489X (2020) Impacts of service user involvement in mental health nurse training on management of aggression: a qualitative description research. Work Based Learning e-Journal International, 9 (2) , 5. pp. 105-136. ISSN 2044-7868 [Article]

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Abstract

The involvement of mental health service users in a Higher Institution prevention and management of violence and aggression (PMVA) team’s training delivery is a recognition of the contribution that the unique insights of people’s lived experience can make to the development of practitioners. This research aimed to determine whether or not their contribution to PMVA training delivery influenced the staff management of patients’ anger or aggression on mental health wards. The qualitative description research design was adopted for the study. Focus group interviews were used to collect data from final year mental health students and new trust staff, while semi-structured interviews were employed to collect data from experienced trust staff. A sample of feedback from previous training records was reviewed. The findings showed that: the students and new trust staff were determined to translate lessons learnt into practice; the experienced staff were reflecting lessons in ward practices; the feedback records held expressed intentions to translate lessons into practice; there were hindrances in practicing as discussed with service users. The findings confirmed those from other studies claiming that service user involvement in the education of professionals has the potential to improve practice.

Item Type: Article
Keywords (uncontrolled): Mental health nursing, violence and aggression, training delivery, service user involvement, ward practice, insider research
Research Areas: A. > School of Health and Education > Mental Health, Social Work and Interprofessional Learning
A. > Work and Learning Research Centre
Item ID: 31882
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Depositing User: Carol Costley
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2021 22:27
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2021 22:27
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/31882

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