ERIC Number: ED398405
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Mapping the Nursing Competencies Required in Institutional and Community Settings in the Context of Multidisciplinary Health Care Provision (An Exploratory Study).
Lankshear, Annette; And Others
A study examined the changing nursing competencies considered essential to meet the patient/client needs in hospitals and community settings in the United Kingdom. First, literature on the following topics was reviewed: required competence at the point of nursing registration; changing nurse roles and competencies; adult nursing in community settings; contemporary mental health nursing; multidisciplinary and interagency working; and shared learning proposals and practices. Next, 630 nurses practicing in community health settings (285 mental health and 345 adult nurses) were surveyed. Most of the 419 (66.5%) of nurses who completed questionnaires gave education high priority; however, they also called for creation/maximization of opportunities for shared learning within an explicitly practice-led, research-based, and employment-focused framework. There was considerable debate around the development of a flexible, collaborative framework at the interface between health and social care. Nurse managers and educators expressed concerns about skills development in both the adult and mental health branches, and managers complained that Project 2000 graduates lacked basic managerial skills. (Eleven tables and 293 references are provided. Included in the 14 appendixes constituting approximately 30% of this report are the following: list of interviewees by job title; interview and focus group questions; questionnaires; competency lists; and information about the study samples.) (MN)
Descriptors: Community Health Services, Competence, Competency Based Education, Educational Attitudes, Educational Needs, Employment Qualifications, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Hospital Personnel, Literature Reviews, Mental Health Workers, Needs Assessment, Nurses, Nursing Education, Questionnaires, Tables (Data), Work Attitudes
English National Board for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting, Publications Dept., Victory House, 170 Tottenham Court Road, London W1P 0HA, England, United Kingdom (12.50 British pounds).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: English National Board for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting, London.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom