Coombs, T., Curtis, J. & Crookes, P. (2013). What is the process of a comprehensive mental health nursing assessment? Results from a qualitative study. International Nursing Review,60(1), 96-102. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1466-7657.2012.01036.x
Background: It is a truism that nursing care must be informed by assessment, otherwise how can one know what care is required or that it has been successfully delivered? Yet, little is known about the process of comprehensive mental health nursing assessment in practice. If the education of mental health nurses is to be effective, it is essential that the key content of, and the processes involved in carrying out a mental health nursing assessment in practice are able to be articulated to learners.
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