B Happell

Summary

Affiliation: Central Queensland University
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Opportunity lost? The major in mental health nursing in Australia
    Brenda Happell
    Central Queensland University, Institute for Health and Social Science Research, Bruce Hwy, Rockhampton, Queensland 4702, Australia Central Queensland University, Centre for Mental Health Nursing Innovation, Bruce Hwy, Rockhampton, Queensland 4702, Australia Central Queensland University, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Bruce Hwy, Rockhampton, Queensland 4702, Australia Electronic address
    Nurse Educ Today 34:e13-7. 2014
  2. ncbi request reprint What determines whether nurses provide physical health care to consumers with serious mental illness?
    Brenda Happell
    Central Queensland University, Centre for Mental Health Nursing Innovation, Institute for Health and Social Science Research, Bruce Hwy, Rockhampton, Queensland, 4702, Australia Electronic address
    Arch Psychiatr Nurs 28:87-93. 2014
  3. doi request reprint Perceptions of barriers to physical health care for people with serious mental illness: a review of the international literature
    Brenda Happell
    Central Queensland University, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Rockhampton 4701, Australia
    Issues Ment Health Nurs 33:752-61. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint How nurses cope with occupational stress outside their workplaces
    Brenda Happell
    Central Queensland University, Engaged Research Chair in Mental Health Nursing, Institute for Health and Social Science Research, Centre for Mental Health Nursing Innovation, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Bruce Hwy, Rockhampton, Queensland 4702, Australia
    Collegian 20:195-9. 2013
  5. ncbi request reprint Nurse views on the cardiometabolic health nurse as an approach to improving the physical health of people with serious mental illness in Australia
    Brenda Happell
    Central Queensland University, Institute for Health and Social Science Research, Centre for Mental Health Nursing Innovation, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, Qld 4702, Australia
    Int J Ment Health Nurs 22:418-29. 2013
  6. ncbi request reprint Mental Health Nurse Incentive Program: facilitating physical health care for people with mental illness?
    Brenda Happell
    Central Queensland University, Institute for Health and Social Science Research, Centre for Mental Health Nursing Innovation and School of Nursing and Midwifery, Rockhampton, QLD 4072, Australia
    Int J Ment Health Nurs 22:399-408. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Screening physical health? Yes! But...: nurses' views on physical health screening in mental health care
    Brenda Happell
    Institute for Health and Social Science Research, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, QLD, Australia
    J Clin Nurs 22:2286-97. 2013
  8. ncbi request reprint Nurses' views on training needs to increase provision of primary care for consumers with serious mental illness
    Brenda Happell
    Institute for Health and Social Science Research and School of Nursing and Midwifery, Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
    Perspect Psychiatr Care 49:210-7. 2013
  9. doi request reprint Keeping the flame alight: understanding and enhancing interest in mental health nursing as a career
    Brenda Happell
    Central Queensland University, Institute for Health and Social Science Research, and Centre for Mental Health Nursing Innovation, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
    Arch Psychiatr Nurs 27:161-5. 2013
  10. doi request reprint Physical health care for people with mental illness: training needs for nurses
    Brenda Happell
    Institute for Health and Social Science Research, Centre for Mental Health Nursing Innovation, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Central Queensland University, Bruce Hwy, Rockhampton, Queensland, 4702, Australia
    Nurse Educ Today 33:396-401. 2013

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  1. ncbi request reprint Opportunity lost? The major in mental health nursing in Australia
    Brenda Happell
    Central Queensland University, Institute for Health and Social Science Research, Bruce Hwy, Rockhampton, Queensland 4702, Australia Central Queensland University, Centre for Mental Health Nursing Innovation, Bruce Hwy, Rockhampton, Queensland 4702, Australia Central Queensland University, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Bruce Hwy, Rockhampton, Queensland 4702, Australia Electronic address
    Nurse Educ Today 34:e13-7. 2014
    ..From a survey of these programs a lack of consistency in the structure and content of programs was evident. For most programs the intakes had been relatively small, although retention rates appeared promising...
  2. ncbi request reprint What determines whether nurses provide physical health care to consumers with serious mental illness?
    Brenda Happell
    Central Queensland University, Centre for Mental Health Nursing Innovation, Institute for Health and Social Science Research, Bruce Hwy, Rockhampton, Queensland, 4702, Australia Electronic address
    Arch Psychiatr Nurs 28:87-93. 2014
    ..However, organisational factors may be more important in determining physical health care than views and perceptions about consumers, roles and ideals. ..
  3. doi request reprint Perceptions of barriers to physical health care for people with serious mental illness: a review of the international literature
    Brenda Happell
    Central Queensland University, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Rockhampton 4701, Australia
    Issues Ment Health Nurs 33:752-61. 2012
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint How nurses cope with occupational stress outside their workplaces
    Brenda Happell
    Central Queensland University, Engaged Research Chair in Mental Health Nursing, Institute for Health and Social Science Research, Centre for Mental Health Nursing Innovation, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Bruce Hwy, Rockhampton, Queensland 4702, Australia
    Collegian 20:195-9. 2013
    ..Knowledge produced locally, such as that generated for the hospital in this study, should serve as the foundation for organisational strategies to enhance the health of nurses...
  5. ncbi request reprint Nurse views on the cardiometabolic health nurse as an approach to improving the physical health of people with serious mental illness in Australia
    Brenda Happell
    Central Queensland University, Institute for Health and Social Science Research, Centre for Mental Health Nursing Innovation, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, Qld 4702, Australia
    Int J Ment Health Nurs 22:418-29. 2013
    ..While participants were generally supportive of such a role, they felt it would not be suitable in all health-care settings in Australia. ..
  6. ncbi request reprint Mental Health Nurse Incentive Program: facilitating physical health care for people with mental illness?
    Brenda Happell
    Central Queensland University, Institute for Health and Social Science Research, Centre for Mental Health Nursing Innovation and School of Nursing and Midwifery, Rockhampton, QLD 4072, Australia
    Int J Ment Health Nurs 22:399-408. 2013
    ..The MHNIP has an important role in addressing physical health concerns, in addition to the mental health issues of people accessing this service. ..
  7. doi request reprint Screening physical health? Yes! But...: nurses' views on physical health screening in mental health care
    Brenda Happell
    Institute for Health and Social Science Research, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, QLD, Australia
    J Clin Nurs 22:2286-97. 2013
    ..To explore nurses' views on the role of nurses in screening and monitoring for physical care of consumers with serious mental illness, at a regional mental health care service...
  8. ncbi request reprint Nurses' views on training needs to increase provision of primary care for consumers with serious mental illness
    Brenda Happell
    Institute for Health and Social Science Research and School of Nursing and Midwifery, Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
    Perspect Psychiatr Care 49:210-7. 2013
    ..The study aims to ascertain nurses' views on their preparedness to provide physical health care, and their identified training needs...
  9. doi request reprint Keeping the flame alight: understanding and enhancing interest in mental health nursing as a career
    Brenda Happell
    Central Queensland University, Institute for Health and Social Science Research, and Centre for Mental Health Nursing Innovation, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
    Arch Psychiatr Nurs 27:161-5. 2013
    ..Further research is required to examine the impact of being taught by an academic with lived experience on interest in mental health nursing as a career...
  10. doi request reprint Physical health care for people with mental illness: training needs for nurses
    Brenda Happell
    Institute for Health and Social Science Research, Centre for Mental Health Nursing Innovation, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Central Queensland University, Bruce Hwy, Rockhampton, Queensland, 4702, Australia
    Nurse Educ Today 33:396-401. 2013
    ..This survey investigated Australian nurses' interest in training across areas of physical health care including lifestyle factors, cardiovascular disease, and identifying health risks...
  11. doi request reprint Are nurses in mental health services providing physical health care for people with serious mental illness? An Australian perspective
    Brenda Happell
    Central Queensland University, Institute for Health and Social Science Research, Centre for Mental Health Nursing Innovation and School of Nursing and Midwifery, Rockhampton, 4701 Australia
    Issues Ment Health Nurs 34:198-207. 2013
    ..Nurses in mental health in Australia may be engaged in improving physical health of consumers with SMI more than is assumed...
  12. doi request reprint The attitudes of undergraduate nursing students towards mental health nursing: a systematic review
    Brenda Happell
    Institute for Health and Social Science Research, Central Queensland University, Institute for Health and Social Science Research, Centre for Mental Health Nursing Innovation and School of Nursing and Midwifery, Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, QLD, Australia
    J Clin Nurs 22:148-58. 2013
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  13. doi request reprint Mental health placements in a general health setting: no substitute for the real thing!
    Brenda Happell
    Institute for Health and Social Science Research, School of Nursing and Midwifery, CQUniversity Australia, Rockhampton, QLD, Australia
    J Clin Nurs 21:2026-33. 2012
    ..To determine effectiveness of clinical placements in non-mental health facilities in producing improvement in attitudes toward people with a mental illness and toward mental health nursing in nursing students...
  14. doi request reprint Provision of preventive services for cancer and infectious diseases among individuals with serious mental illness
    Brenda Happell
    Institute for Health and Social Science Research, and School of Nursing and Midwifery, and CQUniversity Australia, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
    Arch Psychiatr Nurs 26:192-201. 2012
    ..These practices may help to reduce the increased prevalence of chronic disease in SMI populations...
  15. ncbi request reprint Writing and publishing clinical articles: a practical guide
    Brenda Happell
    Institute for Health and Social Science Research, Central Queensland University, Australia
    Emerg Nurse 20:33-7. 2012
    ..It covers the characteristics of clinical articles, their structure, choosing a journal and how the editorial process should be understood...
  16. doi request reprint The relationships between attitudes toward seclusion and levels of burnout, staff satisfaction, and therapeutic optimism in a district health service
    Brenda Happell
    Institute for Health and Social Science Research, and School of Nursing and Midwifery, CQ University Australia, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
    Issues Ment Health Nurs 33:329-36. 2012
    ..Given their high level of involvement in seclusions, nurses need to be actively involved in organisation-wide initiatives to reduce the use of this practice...
  17. doi request reprint Health behaviour interventions to improve physical health in individuals diagnosed with a mental illness: a systematic review
    Brenda Happell
    Institute for Health and Social Science Research, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Central Queensland University Australia, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
    Int J Ment Health Nurs 21:236-47. 2012
    ..A focus on health behaviour interventions within the mental health nursing profession might lead to improvements in health behaviours and general health in consumers of mental health services...
  18. doi request reprint Should we or shouldn't we? Mental health nurses' views on physical health care of mental health consumers
    Brenda Happell
    Institute for Health and Social Science Research, and School of Nursing and Midwifery, Central Queensland University Australia, Bruce Highway, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
    Int J Ment Health Nurs 21:202-10. 2012
    ..Participants expressed divergent views on nurses' capacity to contribute to better health-care processes...
  19. ncbi request reprint A practical guide to writing clinical articles for publication
    B Happell
    Institute for Health and Social Science Research, Central Queensland University, Australia
    Nurs Older People 24:30-4, 36. 2012
    ..It considers: what is a clinical article; the structure of a clinical article (Why? Where? How? What? What now?); choosing the journal; and understanding the editorial process...
  20. doi request reprint Community mental health nurses, caseloads, and practices: a literature review
    Brenda Happell
    Institute for Health and Social Science Research, CQUniversity Australia, QLD
    Int J Ment Health Nurs 21:131-7. 2012
    ..The interventions that mental health nurses perform most often include case management (e.g., coordinating care), counselling, and medication management. Caring for the physical health of consumers might often be overlooked...
  21. doi request reprint The characteristics of consumers receiving case management in the community: a review of literature
    Brenda Happell
    Institute for Health and Social Science Research, and School of Nursing and Midwifery, CQ University Australia, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
    Issues Ment Health Nurs 33:145-8. 2012
    ..This study identifies the need for greater interrogation of national databases to enhance understanding of community caseloads...
  22. doi request reprint Moving in circles: a brief history of reports and inquiries relating to mental health content in undergraduate nursing curricula
    Brenda Happell
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, Institute for Health and Social Science Research, CQUniversity Australia, Bruce Highway, Rockhampton, 4702 Queensland, Australia
    Nurse Educ Today 30:643-8. 2010
    ..The repetitive nature of the recommendations and findings of the reports suggests that real change is not likely to occur unless specific minimum standards for the mental health content of undergraduate nursing programs are set...
  23. ncbi request reprint A model of preceptorship in nursing: reflecting the complex functions of the role
    Brenda Happell
    Institute of Health and Social Science Research, Department of Health Innovation and Center for Social Science, CQ University, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
    Nurs Educ Perspect 30:372-6. 2009
    ..This model will provide a useful resource for the planning and implementation of a preceptorship program that maximizes clinical learning to the satisfaction of all stakeholders...
  24. doi request reprint Nursing students' attitudes to mental health nursing: psychometric properties of a self-report scale
    Brenda Happell
    Department of Health Innovation, University Australia, Rockhampton, Queensland 4702, Australia
    Arch Psychiatr Nurs 23:376-86. 2009
    ....
  25. doi request reprint Turning the coin--emphasizing the opportunities in mental health nursing
    Brenda Happell
    CQ University of Australia, Institute for Health and Social Sciences, Bruce Highway, Rockhampton, Queensland 4702, Australia
    Issues Ment Health Nurs 30:611-4. 2009
    ..These new roles present exciting and rewarding career opportunities for mental health nurses and may increase the attractiveness of mental health nursing for new graduates...
  26. doi request reprint Clinical experience in mental health nursing: determining satisfaction and the influential factors
    Brenda Happell
    Department of Health Innovation, Centre for Social Science Research, Central Queensland University, Bruce Hwy, Rockhampton, Queensland 4701, Australia
    Nurse Educ Today 28:849-55. 2008
    ..These findings provide valuable information about characteristics of a positive clinical experience that should be considered in structuring clinical placements in the mental health field...
  27. doi request reprint Preparing mental health nurses for the future workforce: an exploration of postgraduate education in Victoria, Australia
    Brenda Happell
    Department of Health Innovation, Institute for Health and Social Science Research, CQUniversity Australia, Rockhampton, Queensland
    Int J Ment Health Nurs 18:349-56. 2009
    ....
  28. doi request reprint Promoting mental health care in a rural paediatric unit through participatory action research
    Brenda Happell
    Department of Health Innovations and Institute for Health and Social Science Research, CQUniversity, Rockhampton Hospital, Rockhampton, Queensland 4701, Australia
    Aust J Rural Health 17:155-60. 2009
    ..To explore, advance and evaluate mental health practices in a rural general paediatric unit through participatory action research...
  29. doi request reprint Influencing undergraduate nursing students' attitudes toward mental health nursing: acknowledging the role of theory
    Brenda Happell
    Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
    Issues Ment Health Nurs 30:39-46. 2009
    ..These findings suggest that the amount of theory students receive in mental health nursing may be more influential than the relevant literature suggests...
  30. doi request reprint Appreciating history: the Australian experience of direct-entry mental health nursing education in universities
    Brenda Happell
    Department of Health Innovation and Centre for Social Science Research, CQUniversity Australia, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
    Int J Ment Health Nurs 18:35-41. 2009
    ..Articulating the Victorian experience of specialist undergraduate mental health nursing education within universities is essential as discussions about the most appropriate educational preparation for mental health nursing continues...
  31. doi request reprint Meaningful information or a bureaucratic exercise? Exploring the value of routine outcome measurement in mental health
    Brenda Happell
    School of Nursing and Health Studies, Central Queensland University, Queensland, Australia
    Issues Ment Health Nurs 29:1098-114. 2008
    ..The three main themes to emerge were: assumptions behind routine outcome measures; consumer concerns with routine outcome measures; and consumer perspective: purpose, process and principles...
  32. doi request reprint The importance of clinical experience for mental health nursing - part 1: undergraduate nursing students' attitudes, preparedness and satisfaction
    Brenda Happell
    Contemporary Nursing, Department of Nursing and Health Studies, CQUniversity Australia, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
    Int J Ment Health Nurs 17:326-32. 2008
    ..Satisfaction with clinical experience was also high...
  33. doi request reprint Developing more positive attitudes towards mental health nursing in undergraduate students: part 2--The impact of theory and clinical experience
    B Happell
    Department of Health Innovation and CQU Healthy Communities, Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, QLD, Australia
    J Psychiatr Ment Health Nurs 15:527-36. 2008
    ..However, little difference in perceived preparedness for and satisfaction with clinical experience was noted between the two cohorts...
  34. ncbi request reprint The value of routine outcome measurement for consumers of mental health services: master or servant?
    Brenda Happell
    Department of Health Innovation, CQU Healthy Communities, Centre for Social Science Research, Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
    Int J Soc Psychiatry 54:317-27. 2008
    ..The aim of routine outcome measurement (ROM) is to ensure the highest standard of service delivery as demonstrated through quality and accountability processes...
  35. doi request reprint Doctoral graduates in mental health nursing in Victoria, Australia: the doctoral experience and contribution to scholarship
    Brenda Happell
    Department of Health Innovation and Centre for Social Science Research, Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
    Int J Ment Health Nurs 17:270-8. 2008
    ..This paper presents a descriptive overview of doctoral graduates in one State of Australia with a particular focus on research and scholarship...
  36. doi request reprint Developing more positive attitudes towards mental health nursing in undergraduate students: part 1--does more theory help?
    B Happell
    Department of Health Innovation and CQU Healthy Communities, Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, QLD, Australia
    J Psychiatr Ment Health Nurs 15:439-46. 2008
    ....
  37. ncbi request reprint Writing for publication: a practical guide
    Brenda Happell
    Department of Health Innovation, Central Queensland University Healthy Communities, CQU, Australia
    Nurs Stand 22:35-40. 2008
    ..The article also provides a practical guide for writing a research and quality improvement article...
  38. doi request reprint Promoting genuine consumer participation in mental health education: a consumer academic role
    Brenda Happell
    Professor of Contemporary Nursing, Department of Nursing and Health Studies, Central Queensland University, Bruce Hwy, Rockhampton, Queensland 4701, Australia
    Nurse Educ Today 29:575-9. 2009
    ..In conclusion, a consumer can play a valuable role within an academic institution. However, success will depend upon a number of important environmental factors that promote the independence of the consumer voice...
  39. doi request reprint Nurses' attitudes to the use of seclusion: a review of the literature
    Brenda Happell
    Department of Health Innovation and Institute for Health and Social Science Research, CQ University Australia, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
    Int J Ment Health Nurs 19:162-8. 2010
    ..A deeper understanding of the factors that influence attitudes is necessary if seclusion rates are to be effectively reduced...
  40. doi request reprint From numbers to understanding: the impact of demographic factors on seclusion rates
    Brenda Happell
    Institute for Health and Social Science Researh and School of Nursing and Midwifery, CQUniversity Australia, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
    Int J Ment Health Nurs 19:169-76. 2010
    ..Comparative analysis of demographic characteristics of secluded and non-secluded patients can provide vital information for consideration when planning and evaluating seclusion reduction strategies...
  41. doi request reprint Exploring patterns of seclusion use in Australian mental health services
    Brenda Happell
    Institute for Health and Social Science Research and School of Nursing and Midwifery, CQUniversity Australia, Bruce Highway, Rockhampton, 4702, Queensland, Australia
    Arch Psychiatr Nurs 25:e1-8. 2011
    ..m. and midnight. An understanding of seclusion data can provide fundamental information from which strategies to reduce seclusion can be developed...
  42. doi request reprint Placing physical activity in mental health care: a leadership role for mental health nurses
    Brenda Happell
    Institute for Health and Social Science Research, School of Nursing and Midwifery, CQUniversity Australia, Rockhampton, Queensland
    Int J Ment Health Nurs 20:310-8. 2011
    ..Mental health nurses are well positioned to encourage and assist consumers to engage in physical activity, although they might lack the educational preparation to perform this role effectively...
  43. doi request reprint A role for mental health nursing in the physical health care of consumers with severe mental illness
    B Happell
    Institute for Health and Social Science Research and School of Nursing and Midwifery, CQ University Australia, Rockhampton, QLD, Australia
    J Psychiatr Ment Health Nurs 18:706-11. 2011
    ..This profile will be briefly introduced, and then its value to improving health care discussed...
  44. ncbi request reprint Responding to reviewers' comments as part of writing for publication
    Brenda Happell
    Institute for Health and Social Science Research, Australia
    Nurse Res 18:23-7. 2011
    ..The aim of this paper is to provide a resource for authors to help them in getting their work published. The focus is on dealing with, and responding to, the comments of reviewers...
  45. doi request reprint Scratching beneath the surface: influencing factors on nurses' attitudes toward the use of seclusion
    Brenda Happell
    Institute for Health and Social Science Research and School of Nursing and Midwifery, School of Nursing and Midwifery, CQUniversity Australia, Rockhampton, Australia
    Issues Ment Health Nurs 32:449-56. 2011
    ..This research enhances our understanding of attitudes toward seclusion and may assist in the development of interventions to influence more positive attitudes...
  46. doi request reprint Implementation of a major in mental health nursing in Australian universities
    Brenda Happell
    Institute for Health and Social Science Research, School of Nursing and Midwifery, CQUniversity Australia, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
    Int J Ment Health Nurs 20:237-46. 2011
    ..These findings provide important data for discussion about the ideal structure and content of a major in mental health nursing...
  47. doi request reprint A broken promise? Exploring the lack of evidence for the benefits of comprehensive nursing education
    Brenda Happell
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, CQUniversity Australia, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
    Int J Ment Health Nurs 20:328-36. 2011
    ....
  48. doi request reprint Impacts of seclusion and the seclusion room: exploring the perceptions of mental health nurses in Australia
    Brenda Happell
    Institute for Health and Social Science Research, CQUniversity Australia, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
    Arch Psychiatr Nurs 25:109-19. 2011
    ..Participants with higher scores for optimism were more likely to acknowledge the detrimental effects of seclusion and the seclusion room and were more likely to support positive changes to the seclusion room...
  49. doi request reprint Effect of aging on the perceptions of physical and mental health in an Australian population
    Brenda Happell
    Institute for Health and Social Science Research, School of Nursing and Midwifery, CQUniversity Australia, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
    Nurs Health Sci 13:27-33. 2011
    ..Further research is warranted to consider the factors that might influence the perceptions of mental health across the life span...
  50. doi request reprint The Mental Health Nurse Incentive Program: desirable knowledge, skills and attitudes from the perspective of nurses
    Brenda Happell
    Institute for Health and Social Science Research, and Professor of Contemporary Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, CQ University Australia, Rockhampton, QLD, Australia
    J Clin Nurs 20:901-10. 2011
    ..To enhance the understanding of the skills and attitudes of mental health nurses working in the Australian Mental Health Nurse Incentive Program...
  51. doi request reprint Seclusion as a necessary intervention: the relationship between burnout, job satisfaction and therapeutic optimism and justification for the use of seclusion
    Brenda Happell
    Institute for Health and Social Science Research, and School of Nursing and Midwifery, CQUniversity Australia, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
    J Adv Nurs 67:1222-31. 2011
    ..More specifically, the aim was to address the relationship between burnout, job satisfaction and therapeutic optimism and justification of the use of seclusion...
  52. doi request reprint The impact of mental health nursing education on undergraduate nursing students' attitudes to consumer participation
    Brenda Happell
    Central Queensland University, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Bruce Highway, Rockhampton, Australia
    Issues Ment Health Nurs 32:108-13. 2011
    ..For this to be successfully implemented a more comprehensive understanding of the ability of education to influence attitudes is required...
  53. ncbi request reprint Facilitating consumer participation: an approach to finding the 'right' consumer
    Brenda Happell
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, Institute for Health and Social Science Research, CQUniversity Australia, Bruce Highway, Rockhampton 4702, Queensland, Australia
    Collegian 17:125-30. 2010
    ..Strategies necessary to support consumers in participatory roles are also considered and the controversial subject of financial remuneration for consumers is also explored...
  54. doi request reprint Attitudes to the use of seclusion: has contemporary mental health policy made a difference?
    Brenda Happell
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, CQUniversity Australia, Queensland, Australia
    J Clin Nurs 19:3208-17. 2010
    ..As the professional group most likely to initiate seclusion, the attitudes of nurses will influence the extent to which policy translates to practice...
  55. doi request reprint Mental Health Nurse Incentive Program: contributing to positive client outcomes
    Brenda Happell
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
    Int J Ment Health Nurs 19:331-9. 2010
    ..The findings suggest that mental health nurses have the potential to make a significant contribution to enhancing access to, and the quality of, mental health care through flexible and innovative approaches...
  56. doi request reprint The Mental Health Nurse Incentive Program: the benefits from a client perspective
    Brenda Happell
    Central Queensland University Australia, Institute of Health and Social Science Research and School of Nursing and Midwifery, Rockhampton, Australia
    Issues Ment Health Nurs 31:646-53. 2010
    ..These findings suggest that clients perceive the MHNIP as a valuable intervention that met the mental health needs of clients to a greater extent than had previously been possible...
  57. doi request reprint A psychometric analysis of the Mental Health Consumer Participation Questionnaire
    Brenda Happell
    Institute for Health and Social Science Research School of Nursing and Midwifery, Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
    Int J Ment Health Nurs 19:377-84. 2010
    ..Psychometric properties, attitude structure, and attitude differences are reported. The MHCPQ displays good face validity and can be further developed and used in mental health-care settings...
  58. doi request reprint Determining the effectiveness of mental health services from a consumer perspective: part 2: barriers to recovery and principles for evaluation
    Brenda Happell
    Department of Health Innovation, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Health, Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
    Int J Ment Health Nurs 17:123-30. 2008
    ..The views of participants suggest that the effective evaluation of mental health services requires an increased focus on the views and opinions of consumers in order to develop more responsive mental health services...
  59. doi request reprint Determining the effectiveness of mental health services from a consumer perspective: part 1: enhancing recovery
    Brenda Happell
    Department of Health Innovation, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Health, Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
    Int J Ment Health Nurs 17:116-22. 2008
    ..Various treatment strategies, including medication and spiritual involvement, were considered helpful. However, support from both staff and peers emerged as a more important and influential factor...
  60. ncbi request reprint Employment through residency programs: a strategy to address the workforce crisis in psychiatric nursing
    Brenda Happell
    School of Nursing and Health Studies, Central Queensland University, Queensland, Australia
    Arch Psychiatr Nurs 21:126-31. 2007
    ..Further research is required to assess the applicability of this model in Australia...
  61. ncbi request reprint Hitting the target! A no tears approach to writing an abstract for a conference presentation
    Brenda Happell
    Department of Health Innovation, Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
    Int J Ment Health Nurs 16:447-52. 2007
    ..Tips on what to avoid when writing an abstract are included...
  62. doi request reprint Assessing nurse-initiated care in a mental health crisis assessment and treatment team in Australia
    Brenda Happell
    Institute for Health and Social Science Research, Department of Health Innovation, CQUniversity Australia, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
    Psychiatr Serv 60:1527-31. 2009
    ..This pilot study in a specialist mental health crisis assessment and treatment setting compared patients' outcomes and level of satisfaction in nurse-initiated care and in treatment as usual...
  63. doi request reprint Exploratory study of mental health consultation-liaison nursing in Australia: Part 2. Preparation, support and role satisfaction
    Paul McNamara
    Cairns Base Hospital, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
    Int J Ment Health Nurs 17:189-96. 2008
    ..Given the current recruitment problems in mental health nursing, the promotion of the CL nursing role might enhance a more positive view of this branch of nursing...
  64. ncbi request reprint So what is so good about clinical experience? A mental health nursing perspective
    Susan Henderson
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, Monash University, Gippsland Campus, Northways Road, Churchill, VIC 3842, Australia
    Nurse Educ Pract 7:164-72. 2007
    ..Given the increased emphasis on community care, it is important that students are actively engaged in the care and treatment process in order that they have the opportunity to meet learning objectives in the mental health field...
  65. doi request reprint The importance of clinical experience for mental health nursing - part 2: relationships between undergraduate nursing students' attitudes, preparedness, and satisfaction
    Brenda Happell
    Department of Health Innovation and Centre for Social Science, CQUniversity Australia, Queensland, Australia
    Int J Ment Health Nurs 17:333-40. 2008
    ..The findings demonstrated an improvement on all three subscales in the post-test phase and a high level of satisfaction with clinical experience. Furthermore, a relationship between all four subscales was evident...
  66. doi request reprint Caring for children with complex emotional and psychological disorders: experiences of nurses in a rural paediatric unit
    Kerry Reid-Searl
    Department of Health Innovation, CQ University, Rockhampton, QLD, Australia
    J Clin Nurs 18:3441-9. 2009
    ..To explore the experiences of general nurses towards caring for children with mental health issues and to identify strategies to improve management of these children...
  67. doi request reprint "Whatever it takes": nursing students' experiences of administering medication in the clinical setting
    Kerry Reid-Searl
    CQUniversity Australia, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
    Qual Health Res 20:952-65. 2010
    ..This model has the potential to enhance understanding of how students make decisions, and ultimately to positively influence this process...
  68. ncbi request reprint Internal conflict: undergraduate nursing students' response to inadequate supervision during the administration of medication
    Kerry Reid-Searl
    Department of Health Innovation, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Health, CQUniversity Australia, Bruce Highway, Rockhampton, 4702, Queensland, Australia
    Collegian 16:71-7. 2009
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  69. ncbi request reprint Putting all the pieces together: exploring workforce issues in mental health nursing
    Brenda Happell
    Department of Nursing and Health Studies, Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, QLD, Australia
    Contemp Nurse 29:43-52. 2008
    ..More effective and sustainable workforce planning will be facilitated through recognition of the complexity of mental health nursing rather than by artificially reducing it to component parts...
  70. doi request reprint Comparison of mental health nurses' attitudes towards smoking and smoking behaviour
    Trudy Dwyer
    Department of Health Innovation, Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
    Int J Ment Health Nurs 18:424-33. 2009
    ..Participants who smoked perceived that their smoking status assisted in facilitating interactions with consumers (P < 0.001). The findings have implications for the health promotion activities of mental health nurses...
  71. ncbi request reprint Consumer participation in mental health research: articulating a model to guide practice
    Brenda Happell
    Department of Nursing and Health Studies, Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, QLD, Australia
    Australas Psychiatry 15:237-41. 2007
    ..The purpose of this paper is to examine the literature relating to consumer involvement in mental health research with a view to articulating a model to guide this process...
  72. doi request reprint Recognising our role: improved confidence of general nurses providing care to young people with a mental illness in a rural paediatric unit
    Lorna Moxham
    Institute for Health and Social Science Research, CQUniversity Australia, Rockhampton, QLD, Australia
    J Clin Nurs 19:1434-42. 2010
    ..To implement and evaluate strategies suggested by general nurses to improve management of children and adolescents with mental health problems admitted to a paediatric unit of a general hospital...
  73. ncbi request reprint Conference presentations: developing nursing knowledge by disseminating research findings
    Brenda Happell
    Department of Health Innovation, Central Queensland University, Australia
    Nurse Res 15:70-7. 2007
    ..This article by Brenda Happell, intended especially for novice presenters, aims to help nurses decide the most appropriate conference at which to present...
  74. doi request reprint Implementing clinical supervision: Part 1: laying the ground work
    Lisa Lynch
    Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services CAMHS, Southern Health, Queensland, Australia
    Int J Ment Health Nurs 17:57-64. 2008
    ..These issues were essential in laying the foundation for the systematic introduction of clinical supervision...
  75. doi request reprint Implications of excess weight on mental wellbeing
    Jodie Morris
    Institute for Health and Social Science Research, CQ University Australia, Bruce Highway, Rockhampton, Qld 4702, Australia
    Aust Health Rev 34:368-74. 2010
    ..To assess differences in perceived health-related quality of life among individuals who are normal weight, overweight and obese in the general population, with particular emphasis on mental health...
  76. ncbi request reprint Undergraduate nursing students' attitudes towards mental health nursing: determining the influencing factors
    Brenda Happell
    Department of Nursing and Health Studies, Central Queensland University, Rockhampton QLD, Australia
    Contemp Nurse 25:72-81. 2007
    ..The identification of these relationships provides a basis from which interventions to influence nursing students' attitudes towards psychiatric/mental health nursing, can be planned...
  77. doi request reprint Implementation of clinical supervision in action: Part 3: the development of a model
    Lisa Lynch
    Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services CAMHS, Southern Health, Queensland, Australia
    Int J Ment Health Nurs 17:73-82. 2008
    ..This paper presents a new model of implementation with interrelated and dynamic stages. The model was developed in a rural mental health service context. An overview of this research-based model is presented in this paper...
  78. doi request reprint Implementation of clinical supervision in action: Part 2: implementation and beyond
    Lisa Lynch
    Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services CAMHS, Southern Health, Queensland, Australia
    Int J Ment Health Nurs 17:65-72. 2008
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  79. ncbi request reprint Barriers to implementing a Nursing Clinical Development Unit
    Brenda Happell
    Department of Nursing and Health Studies, Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, QLD, Australia
    Contemp Nurse 29:53-9. 2008
    ..In-depth interviews were conducted with participants of this program (n=14). Data analysis reveals the following barriers: not enough resources; grasping the concept; staff turnover; and staff resistance...
  80. ncbi request reprint Conference presentations: a guide to writing the abstract
    Brenda Happell
    Department of Health Innovation, Central Queensland University, Queensland, Australia
    Nurse Res 15:79-87. 2008
    ..Brenda Happell explains the role of the abstract in conference presentations and provides a practical guide to help nurses through the process of writing one. She also gives tips on what to avoid...
  81. doi request reprint Nursing students administering medication: appreciating and seeking appropriate supervision
    Kerry Reid-Searl
    Department of Health Innovation, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Health, and Institute for Health and Social Science Research CQ University Australia, Queensland, Australia
    J Adv Nurs 66:532-41. 2010
    ..This paper is a report of a study of undergraduate nursing students' experience of administering medication in the clinical setting...
  82. ncbi request reprint From conference presentation to journal publication: a guide
    Brenda Happell
    Department of Health Innovation, Central Queensland University, Queensland, Australia
    Nurse Res 15:40-8. 2008
    ..However, there are few avenues for the information to be disseminated more broadly Brenda Happell provides a practical guide for nurses wanting to move from a conference presentation to a journal article...
  83. doi request reprint Supervising medication administration by undergraduate nursing students: influencing factors
    Kerry Reid-Searl
    Faculty of Science, Engineering and Health, and Institute for Health and Social Science Research, CQUniversity Australia, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
    J Clin Nurs 19:775-84. 2010
    ..Legally within Queensland, registered nurses are required to provide personal supervision for this process. Research undertaken by the authors suggests the supervision students receive frequently falls short of what is legally required...
  84. doi request reprint Shifting supervision: implications for safe administration of medication by nursing students
    Kerry Reid-Searl
    Department of Health Innovation, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Health, Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
    J Clin Nurs 17:2750-7. 2008
    ..While there is a plethora of literature available, which has identified factors that contribute to nurses making errors, few studies have reported on factors that may contribute to errors made by nursing students...
  85. doi request reprint A systematic review of nurse physical healthcare for consumers utilizing mental health services
    B Happell
    Centre for Mental Health Nursing Innovation, Institute for Health and Social Science Research, Rockhampton, QLD, Australia School of Nursing and Midwifery, Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, QLD, Australia
    J Psychiatr Ment Health Nurs 21:11-22. 2014
    ..5%). Overall, the evaluation of nurse-based physical healthcare is in early stages. Thus far, they appear to have positive implications for consumers with SMI...
  86. ncbi request reprint Neuroleptic medication: the literature and implications for mental health nursing
    K Usher
    Department of Nursing Sciences, James Cook University, Townsville, QLD, Australia
    Aust N Z J Ment Health Nurs 5:191-8. 1996
    ..The issues raised here have sufficient relevance for mental health nurses for items to be considered in all undergraduate nursing and postgraduate mental health nursing courses...
  87. doi request reprint Establishing clinical supervision in acute mental health inpatient units: acknowledging the challenges
    Michelle Cleary
    Family and Community Health Research Group, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Western Sydney, New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Issues Ment Health Nurs 31:525-31. 2010
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  88. ncbi request reprint Protecting the rights of individuals in collaborative research
    Brenda Happell
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, Institute for Health and Social Science Research, Central Queensland University, Australia
    Nurse Res 17:34-43. 2010
    ..The concept of capacity is discussed as a way to determine the effect of changed individual circumstances on membership of a research team...
  89. doi request reprint Enhancing patient safety: the importance of direct supervision for avoiding medication errors and near misses by undergraduate nursing students
    Kerry Reid-Searl
    Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, and Institute of Health and Social Science Research, CQUniversity Australia, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
    Int J Nurs Pract 16:225-32. 2010
    ..Ensuring direct supervision is provided at all times must become an urgent priority for undergraduate nursing education...
  90. doi request reprint Learning from experience: Using action research to discover consumer needs in post-seclusion debriefing
    Rob Ryan
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, Victoria University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Int J Ment Health Nurs 18:100-7. 2009
    ..Opinions raised regarding the potential for CC to have a role in debriefing were divided. The findings will be used to inform the development of a consumer debriefing training program for MHN and CC...
  91. ncbi request reprint Presenting with precision: preparing and delivering a polished conference presentation
    Brenda Happell
    Institute for Health and Social Science Research, CQUniversity Australia, Queensland, Australia
    Nurse Res 16:45-56. 2009
    ..She also discusses strategies for obtaining feedback on presentation style...
  92. ncbi request reprint Disseminating nursing knowledge--a guide to writing for publication
    Brenda Happell
    Centre for Psychiatric Nursing Research and Practice, School of Nursing, University of Melbourne, Level 1, 723 Swanston Street, Carlton, Victoria 3010, Australia
    Int J Psychiatr Nurs Res 10:1147-55. 2005
    ..It is intended that this paper will provide a valuable contribution by encouraging nurses to develop their research findings or other scholarly ideas into a manuscript to be submitted for publication...
  93. ncbi request reprint Exploring the impact of the implementation of a nursing clinical development unit program: what outcomes are evident?
    Brenda Happell
    Centre for Psychiatric Nursing Research and Practice, School of Nursing, The University of Melbourne, 1 723 Swantson Street, Carlton 3010, Victoria, Australia
    Int J Ment Health Nurs 13:177-84. 2004
    ..Despite these positive findings, the need for more structured evaluation and an increased emphasis on dissemination of findings was identified...
  94. ncbi request reprint Evaluating the impact of a preceptorship course on mental health nursing practice
    Rosemary Charleston
    Centre for Psychiatric Nursing Research and Practice, School of Nursing, The University of Melbourne, 1 723 Swantson Street, Carlton 3010, Victoria, Australia
    Int J Ment Health Nurs 13:191-7. 2004
    ..The findings suggest that participants (n = 150) were highly satisfied with the content and delivery of the course, and that it is likely to affect their attitude towards and fulfillment of the preceptorship role...
  95. ncbi request reprint An evaluation of an educational program for clinical supervision
    Kerrie Hancox
    Centre for Psychiatric Nursing Research and Practice, School of Nursing, The University of Melbourne, 1 723 Swantson Street, Carlton 3010, Victoria, Australia
    Int J Ment Health Nurs 13:198-203. 2004
    ..The findings suggest a high level of satisfaction with the education provided and that it has been successful in improving participants' attitudes towards, and level of confidence in providing, clinical supervision...
  96. ncbi request reprint Wanting to be heard: mental health consumers' experiences of information about medication
    Brenda Happell
    Centre for Psychiatric Nursing Research and Practice, University of Melbourne, Carlton 3010, Victoria, Australia
    Int J Ment Health Nurs 13:242-8. 2004
    ..The findings suggest the need for significant change if the goals of the Third National Mental Health Plan are to be realized...
  97. ncbi request reprint Attempting to accomplish connectedness within the preceptorship experience: the perceptions of mental health nurses
    Rosemary Charleston
    Centre for Psychiatric Nursing Research and Practice, School of Nursing, The University of Melbourne, Carlton, Australia
    Int J Ment Health Nurs 14:54-61. 2005
    ..A number of factors inhibit the degree of success in achieving this connectedness, including fear of mental health settings, misconceptions about mental illness and organizational constraints...
  98. ncbi request reprint Research involving mental health consumers and carers: a reference group approach
    John Lammers
    The Centre for Psychiatric Nursing Research and Practice, School of Nursing, University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia
    Int J Ment Health Nurs 13:262-6. 2004
    ..The formation and operation of, and the valuable contribution made by, the reference group is discussed...
  99. ncbi request reprint Promoting a sustainable mental health nursing workforce: an evaluation of a transition mental health nursing programme
    Michelle Cleary
    Central Sydney Area Mental Health Service, Rozelle, New South Wales, Australia
    Int J Ment Health Nurs 14:109-16. 2005
    ..The results are directing the ongoing development of clinical placements, clinical supports, education programmes and recruitment and retention initiatives for nurses within the Central Sydney Area Mental Health Service...
  100. doi request reprint 'Ding dong the witch is dead!' the demise of the research quality framework
    Brenda Happell
    Int J Ment Health Nurs 17:83-4. 2008
  101. ncbi request reprint Psychiatric nurses and undergraduate nursing students' perceptions of preceptorship in the mental health setting
    Rosemary Charleston
    Centre for Psychiatric Nursing Research and Practice School of Nursing, The University of Melbourne
    Int J Psychiatr Nurs Res 10:1166-78. 2005
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