Implementation of a Recovery-Oriented Training Program for Psychiatric Nurses in the Inpatient Setting: A Mixed-Methods Hospital Quality Improvement Study.


Journal Article

This mixed-methods hospital quality improvement (QI) study primarily aimed to reduce the use of mechanical restraints in a short-stay inpatient psychiatric setting by facilitating change in care delivery through recovery-oriented nursing practice. The implementation of an evidence-based education for psychiatric-mental health registered nurses (PMH-RNs) intended to improve their knowledge of, and attitudes toward, recovery-focused mental health treatment principles. Findings suggest that recovery-oriented training programs for PMH-RNs can be a potentially useful hospital strategy for restraint reduction. In this article, the authors report their findings using the SQUIRE 2.0 framework for publication of QI studies (Ogrinc et al., 2015).

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Repique, RJR; Vernig, PM; Lowe, J; Thompson, JA; Yap, TL

Published Date

  • December 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 30 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 722 - 728

PubMed ID

  • 27888966

Pubmed Central ID

  • 27888966

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1532-8228

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0883-9417

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.apnu.2016.06.003


  • eng