Community mental health nurses speak out: the critical relationship between emotional wellbeing and satisfying professional practice

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Rose, Jayln and Glass, Nel. 2006. "Community mental health nurses speak out: the critical relationship between emotional wellbeing and satisfying professional practice." Collegian: The Australian Journal of Nursing Practice, Scholarship and Research. 13 (4), pp. 27-32. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1322-7696(08)60537-5
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Community mental health nurses speak out: the critical relationship between emotional wellbeing and satisfying professional practice

ERA Journal ID14073
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsRose, Jayln (Author) and Glass, Nel (Author)
Journal TitleCollegian: The Australian Journal of Nursing Practice, Scholarship and Research
Journal Citation13 (4), pp. 27-32
Number of Pages6
Year2006
PublisherElsevier
Place of PublicationDeakin, ACT, Australia
ISSN1322-7696
1876-7575
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1016/S1322-7696(08)60537-5
Abstract

The article reports on selected findings of a research study concerning emotional wellbeing and professional nursing practice(Rose 2002). It highlights the relationship between community mental health nurses' and emotional wellbeing, and their capacity to provide satisfying professional nursing practice (Rose 2002). The notion of emotional wellbeing, factors that impacted upon the participants' emotional wellbeing, and the relationship of emotional wellbeing to professional practice were revealed in the study. These findings were based on a qualitative critical feminist research inquiry and specifically, interviews with five women community mental health nurses in Australia. Whilst complex, emotional wellbeing was found to be both implicitly and explicitly linked to the participants intertwined personal and professional experiences. Four key components were identified: the nebulous notion; the stress relationship; the mind, body,
spirit connection; and, inner sense of balance. In terms of emotional wellbeing and professional practice, three themes were revealed. These were: being able to speak out (or not); being autonomous(or not) and being satisfied (or not).
The authors argue that the emotional wellbeing of nurses working in community mental health settings is critical to satisfying professional practice. Furthermore nursing work involves emotional work which impacts on one’s emotional wellbeing and emotional wellbeing is integrally linked to professional practice. It is recommended that health organisationsmust be pro-active in addressing the emotional needs of nurses to ensure the delivery of health
care that is aligned to professional practice. This approach will ensure nurses will feel more recognised and validated in terms of their nursing practice.

Keywordswellbeing; nursing; professional practice; mental health
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020429999. Other health sciences not elsewhere classified
520104. Industrial and organisational psychology (incl. human factors)
420599. Nursing not elsewhere classified
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Byline AffiliationsSouthern Cross University
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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