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posted on 2024-06-17, 19:07 authored by Lucian Milasan, Andy Farr, Isabel Turnbull, Dan Scott-Purdy

Trauma has been increasingly considered in mental health policies and strategies worldwide. However, the implementation of such initiatives into practice remains inconsistent resulting in a fragmented approach to trauma-informed care. One explanation for the current state of trauma services is the unpreparedness of mental health nurses in line with emerging traumagenic theoretical frameworks. We addressed this gap by implementing an innovative pedagogic project co-produced with people with lived experience of trauma. The aim of this qualitative study was to explore mental health nursing students' perspective on the usefulness of an art-based approach to learning about, and working with, trauma in a non-interactive virtual reality (VR) environment. Ten mental health nursing students have been conveniently selected to take part in a focus group. The thematic analysis revealed authenticity, the power of arts, and underutilisation of arts in mental health nursing as key themes following students' reflections and critical discussions. Recommendations to enhance trauma-informed nursing education and practice are made to support an approach that has the potential to instil positive changes in the way mental health nursing students perceive and work with trauma in their practice. 

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Nottingham Trent University Student Enrichment Fund

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Nottingham Trent University

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June 2024

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English

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