Publications

ACMHN produces a number of publications which guide and support the work of mental health nurses in Australia. Outlined to the right, these documents cover standards of practice, our international journal and quarterly publication, News Magazine.

To enquire about any of the publications available, please email communications@acmhn.org.

The International Journal of Mental Health Nursing. ISSN: 1324-3780

(Subscriber online publication)


The Journal is the official publication of ACMHN. It is a fully refereed journal that examines current trends and developments in mental health practice and research.

It is available to view on-line via the members area and provides a lively forum for the exchange of ideas on all issues relevant to mental health nursing, including directions in education and training, management approaches, policy, ethical questions, theoretical inquiry and clinical concerns.

Contributions on any aspect of mental health nursing are welcome - use the link below to submit. If you have a question about the IJMHN, please contact Professor Kim Usher at journal@acmhn.org.

Clinical Indicators for Mental Health Nursing Development and Validation

(Downloadable publication)


This study, funded by the Nursing Branch of the NSW Department of Health was conducted to identify and validate a national data set of clinical indicators for the practice of mental health nursing.

The study was initiated by a team of investigators who represented the Australian and New Zealand College of Mental Health Nurses Inc. (ANZCMHN), The Rozelle Hospital, the University of Sydney and the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane.

The study, undertaken in Australia, consisted of a national Delphi Survey to identify and rank key indicator statements that support the Standards of Practice of the College and best practice in mental health nursing.

Mental Health Nursing Practice Standards: for Nurses in Mental Health Nursing
 
(Members online publication)


Practice Standards specifically for mental health nurses provide practical benchmarks to guide and measure how care is provided.

They are concerned with the performance of mental health nurses across a range of clinical environments and include professional knowledge, skills and attitudes (attributes).

The ACMHN Standards of Practice for Australian Mental Health Nurses specify the minimum level of performance required for a registered nurse practising in any mental health setting.

ACMHN members are able to download the full document from the members area of the website as a member benefit.

Mental Health Nursing Practice Standards: for Nurses in Mental Health Nursing
 
(Members online publication)


Practice Standards specifically for mental health nurses provide practical benchmarks to guide and measure how care is provided.

They are concerned with the performance of mental health nurses across a range of clinical environments and include professional knowledge, skills and attitudes (attributes).

The ACMHN Standards of Practice for Australian Mental Health Nurses specify the minimum level of performance required for a registered nurse practising in any mental health setting.

ACMHN members are able to download the full document from the members area of the website as a member benefit.

General Practice Standards: for Nurses in Australian General Practice

(Downloadable publication)


Practice Standards define and describe the practice of nurses, and in this instance, aim to guide practice and support the delivery of mental health care by nurses working in general practice and other primary health care settings.

These standards are built on the Australian and Nursing Midwifery National Practice Standards for Nurses working in general practice.

They provide an important framework against which nurses can self-assess their professional development needs and adjust their clinical practice to ensure that every person seen in a primary care setting has their mental health needs considered and addressed as appropriate.

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