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These eLists are specifically for mental health nurses to discuss clinical and other issues related to their practice. These lists provide a mental health nursing community discussion forum; they may not be used by third parties (individuals or groups) to promote a product, event, business or organisation.
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This list is a public forum intended for professional debate on issues relating to mental health.
This list is a public forum intended for mental health nurses and other practitioners working in primary mental health care. Mental health nurses in private practice, those working under the Mental Health Nurse Incentive Program or in primary care can discuss all issues related to clinical practice.
The Perinatal & Infant Mental Health Nurse eNetwork aims to link peers for an exchange of information, support and ideas; sharing contact with peers who share perinatal & infant mental health experiences and interests. This public e-Network is not moderated and requires that you register to post to the group.
This network is a public forum intended for professional debate on issues relating to CL nursing.
No matter where you live and work, if you're a Mental Health/Psychiatric CL Nurse you are very welcome to join in the discussion.
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The primary purpose of the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses ATSI Special Interest Group (SIG) is to promote interest in and the development of skills working with people from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background.
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The older adults' mental health field is a growing one, given the ageing population of Australia. This network allows clinicians, researchers, academics and mental health nurses with a particular interest in the mental health of older adults to discuss issues, share resources and network across the country.
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An email network for students and novices of mental health nursing.
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An email network for mental health nurse practitioners.
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The Forensic Mental Health Special Interest Group of the ACMHN has setup an eList to facilitate discussion within the SIG.
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A list for MHNs to discuss research and issues concerning eating disorders
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There have been several topics that have prompted robust and lively discussion. These include:
Primary mental health care
Referral from psychiatrists
General mental health nursing
Technology in acute care teams
Changeover from RPN to RN
Assistants in nursing in acute MH units
Search policies, procedures,strategies
Evaluation of non-smoking policies in psychiatric / mental health facilities
Perinatal and infant mental health
Mother infant observations
Antidepressant medication in pregnancy
To see previous discussions, you need to be a member of the list on which they appeared. Simply subscribe to the relevant list and, once logged in through the e-list environment (http://lists.acmhn.org/wws/lists), click the archive button on the left-hand menu to view the discussions.