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‘I AM A STAR’: a mnemonic for undertaking a mental state examination / Beryl, Mansel

Mental Health Practice, Volume: 21, Issue: 1, Pages: 21 - 26

Swansea University Author: Beryl, Mansel

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DOI (Published version): 10.7748/mhp.2017.e1214

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The role of the nurse lecturer is to create a learning experience which facilitates the link between theory and practice. Programs designed to prepare nurses should offer a flexible approach to learning, and draw upon the full range of modern learning methods and modes of delivery. The use of simula...

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Published in: Mental Health Practice
ISSN: 1465-8720 2047-895X
Published: 2017
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