Paul McNamara

Paul McNamara
Cairns Base Hospital | CARINSBASE · Department of Nursing

BN (Flin), MMHN (USQ), FACMHN

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Introduction
Paul holds hospital-based, undergraduate and post-graduate qualifications. He is Credentialed by the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses (ACMHN), and has been a Fellow of the ACMHN since 2007. Paul has been active on social media for many years. Since September 2012 he has been building a professional social media portfolio "branded" meta4RN; for more information please visit Paul's website: meta4RN.com

Publications

Publications (22)
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2022 marks three auspicious anniversaries for the International Journal of Mental Health Nursing (IJMHN). https://doi.org/10.1111/inm.13025
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Abstract Mental Health First Aid training is designed to equip people with the skills to help others who may be developing mental health problems or experiencing mental health crises. This training has consistently been shown to increase: (1) the recognition of mental health problems; (2) the extent to which course trainees’ beliefs about treatmen...
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Nurses and other health professionals are adopting social media to network with health care professionals and organizations, support health education, deliver health promotion messages, enhance professional development and employment opportunities, and communicate within political forums. This paper explores the growing use of social media, and exa...
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Mental health Consultation-Liaison (CL) nursing continues to develop and gain recognition as a subspecialty of mental health nursing. CL roles are particularly important given the significant number of people experiencing mental illness and other mental health problems within the general health-care settings. However, despite the potential value of...
Conference Paper
Traditionally the impact and reach of a specific journal article has been estimated through the measurement of how many times it is cited elsewhere in scholarly literature. Sometimes years could pass between conducting the original research, writing and refining drafts, submitting and reviewing manuscripts, the article being published, and subseque...
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Have you ever heard someone say something like, “Twitter doesn’t interest me – I don’t care what Justin Bieber had for breakfast”? Those people speak that way because they don’t understand the difference between personal, official and professional use of Twitter or social media more generally. Data will be presented about nurses using Twitter in a...
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Mental health nursing has a long tradition of story-telling as a tool for developing relationships, undertaking mental state assessment and informing clinical practice. This presentation aims to add to mental health nursing’s discourse about “how we do business”, and add another layer of cultural diversity to our narrative and identity. A review of...
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An open-access online publication commissioned by Ausmed Education, to introduce Twitter to Nurses, Midwives and other members of the multidisciplinary team. www.ausmed.com.au/twitter-for-nurses
Conference Paper
The integrity of mental health curricula within undergraduate nursing programs in Australia is frequently and continually under threat. On the other hand, Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is increasing in popularity as a means to increase awareness of understanding of mental illness and increase the confidence of lay people in responding to mental he...
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Working in partnership with consumers, carers and colleagues is part of mental health nursing's heritage. Over time we have adapted this collaborative approach to the technologies available to us. For example, telephones and videoconferencing are commonly used to establish and maintain therapeutic and professional relationships by mental health nur...
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Can we combine ideas borrowed from psychiatry (recovery) and physiotherapy (prehabilitation) to assist midwives and nurses to incorporate perinatal mental health into everyday practice? The article is an abbreviated version of this blog post: http://meta4RN.com/precovery
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The puerperium Australian health practitioners working with pregnant women and new mothers now have a comprehensive, up-to-date and evidence-based set of guidelines to assist us to effectively identify and support women who are vulnerable to mental health problems. The guidelines are designed to inform a range of professions including obstetricians...
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Mental health nursing roles in Consultation-Liaison (CL) psychiatry and emergency departments are rapidly developing within Australia since the mainstreaming of mental health services within the general health-care system. Anecdotal evidence suggests that many of these positions have been initiated and developed in relative isolation and with littl...
Technical Report
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Mental health nursing roles in Consultation-Liaison (CL) Psychiatry and emergency departments are developing within Australia. Mental health / psychiatric nurses work in a range of environments including general hospitals, emergency departments and the community. Anecdotal evidence suggests that many of these positions have been initiated and devel...
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Antipsychotic drugs and pregnant or breastfeeding women: the issues for mental health nurses Mental illness can affect up to 10% of pregnant women, and women with a pre-existing psychiatric condition are more likely to experience a relapse of symptoms during pregnancy. Antipsychotic drugs are an important part of the treatment of psychotic illnesse...

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