Experts by experience in mental health nursing education: What have we learned from the commune project?

Brenda Happell, Aine Horgan, Fionnuala Manning, Rory Doody, Sonya Greaney, John Goodwin, Julia Bocking, Shifra Waks, Elisabeth Hals, Martha Griffin, Brett Scholz, Arild Granerud, Chris Platania-Phung, Siobhan Russell, Liam MacGabhann, Jarmo Pulli, Annaliina Vatula, Kornelis Jan van der Vaart, Jerry Allon, Einar BjornssonHeikki Ellilä, Mari Lahti, Pall Biering

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The COMMUNE (co-produced mental health nursing education) was an international project established to embed EBE perspectives in mental health nursing education by developing and delivering a specific mental health nursing module. The underlying intention of this project was to go well beyond ad hoc implementation and tokenistic approaches to EBE involvement. Standards for co-production of Education (Mental Health Nursing) (SCo-PE [MHN]) was developed to provide guidance to the increasing number of academics seeking genuine and meaningful involvement of Experts by Experience in the education of health professionals. These standards were recently published in the Journal of Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing (Horgan et al., 2020): and prompted this Editorial to discuss the COMMUNE project more fully, including the lessons learned.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)675-677
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2020
Externally publishedYes


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