J Korean Acad Psychiatr Ment Health Nurs.  2019 Dec;28(4):298-308. 10.12934/jkpmhn.2019.28.4.298.

Demands for Mental Health Nursing Education and Works of Nurses at Private Psychiatric Hospital: A Mixed Methods Research

Affiliations
  • 1Professor, Department of Nursing, Dongshin University, Naju, Korea.
  • 2Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing, Hanyeong University, Yeosu, Korea.
  • 3Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing, Gwangyang Health Science University, Gwangyang, Korea. tmddnaudtnr@hanmail.net

Abstract

PURPOSE
The purpose of this mixed-method study was to identify the demand for mental health nursing education and work of nurses at a private psychiatric hospital.
METHODS
The survey of demand for mental nursing education was conducted by including 231 nurses at a private psychiatric hospital from November to December, 2017. Qualitative research by two focus groups was conducted from October to November, 2018.
RESULTS
The mean of mental health nursing education demands according to major category were the therapeutic environment (4.27±0.76), substancerelated and addictive disorders (4.18±0.68), therapeutic relationship and communication (4.17±0.64), respect for human (4.11±0.74), and neurocognitive disorders (4.07±0.74). The qualitative research participants' demands for mental health nursing education were classified into five categories: "˜discrimination power', "˜communication techniques', "˜psychiatric drugs', "˜coping method', and "˜legal issues'.
CONCLUSION
Nurses with less psychiatric careers have strong need to learn a therapeutic environment and alcoholism, and nurses with more experience in psychiatry have education of humanities. Nurses at private psychiatric hospitals have high demand for continous education of updated mental nursing to expand their extensive experience required for becoming more professional nurses in future.

Keyword

Psychiatric nursing; Work; Education, Nursing

MeSH Terms

Alcoholism
Education
Education, Nursing
Focus Groups
Hospitals, Psychiatric*
Humanities
Humans
Mental Health*
Methods*
Neurocognitive Disorders
Nursing
Psychiatric Nursing*
Qualitative Research
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