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Ashmore Russell, John Cutcliffe, Elizabeth Collier
British Journal of Nursing, Vol. 11, Iss. 7, 11 Apr 2002, pp 503 - 505

This article offers an examination of the mental health nursing articles published in the British Journal of Nursing during the last 10 years, and a commentary on how these reflect developments within this specialism. It identifies a number of clinical and professional issues, which have emerged over the last decade, including: community care; concerns over the quality of acute inpatient services; clinical supervision; and the integration of schools of nursing into higher education. Finally, the article identifies some clinical areas which it suggests warrant attention in the next decade such as child and adolescent mental health and mental health care for older people.

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