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Measuring the influence of a mental health training module on the therapeutic optimism of advanced nurse practitioner students in the United Kingdom

Hemingway, Steve, Rogers, Melanie and Elsom, Stephen (2013) Measuring the influence of a mental health training module on the therapeutic optimism of advanced nurse practitioner students in the United Kingdom. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. ISSN 23276886

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Abstract

Purpose

To evaluate the influence of a mental health training module on the therapeutic optimism of advanced nurse practitioner (ANP) students in primary care (family practice).
Data sources

Three cohorts of ANPs who undertook a Mental Health Problems in Primary Care Module as part of their MSc ANP (primary care) run by the University of Huddersfield completed the Elsom Therapeutic Optimism Scale (ETOS), in a pre- and postformat. The ETOS is a 10-item, self-administered scale, which has been used to evaluate therapeutic optimism previously in mental health professionals.
Conclusions and implications for practice

All three cohorts who completed the scale showed an improvement in their therapeutic optimism scores. With stigma having such a detrimental effect for people diagnosed with a mental health problem, ANPs who are more mental health literate facilitated by education and training in turn facilitates them to have the skills and confidence to engage and inspire hope for the person diagnosed with mental health problems.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Health and Social Care Research
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Depositing User: Sara Taylor
Date Deposited: 30 May 2013 08:02
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2016 06:06
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/17675

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