Perceptions of outcomes of psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner practice
AuthorLetellier, Marian Jane
KeywordsAttitude of Health Personnel.
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractStaff perceptions relay contextual factors which must be considered in developing psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner (PMhNP) practice outcomes. This study, a secondary analysis, examined perceptions of interdisciplinary staff about outcomes of PMhNP practice on an inpatient, psychiatric unit. Data were originally gathered during two focus groups from seventeen participants, all integral to client care. Content analysis revealed philosophical differences between participants' and PMhNPs' perspectives about empowerment as a client outcome. These differences indicate that PMhNPs must consider interdisciplinary sensibilities in framing PMhNP outcomes. Participants concurred on systems outcomes of PMhNP practice required to support client empowerment. These findings support the utility of a social ecological model in interpreting staff perceptions relative to PMhNP outcomes developed in a complex, organizational environment.
Degree ProgramGraduate College