Primary Mental Health Care: A Model for Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing

Judith Haber, Carolyn V. Billings

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This article introduces and defines the concept of primary mental health care, a model for the delivery of community-based, comprehensive psychiatric-mental health nurs ing care. The primary mental health care model incorporates professional role re sponsibilities, role functions, and intervention activities for psychiatric-mental health nurses at the basic and advanced levels of practice. Use of this model will enable psychiatric nurses to articulate a nursing perspective about primary mental health care to colleagues, to policymakers, and to consumers. (J Am PSYCHIATR NURSES Assoc [1995]. 1, 154-163)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)154-163
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Phychiatric Mental Health


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