Reflective Practice in Mental Health Nursing Research Group (PRISMe)
The Reflective Practice in Mental Health Nursing Research Group (PRISMe) was formally set up in the 2010-2011 academic year. Research activity started in the 2007-2008 year, initially focusing on reflective practice and linked to the subject Special Care Practicum (PCE) in mental health contexts as part of third year of the Diploma in Nursing. Taking a qualitative approach we studied and understood, through the opinions of the students, the professional and personal change it meant for them to do the practicum (López et al., 2011; López et al., 2017). Gathering this information enabled us to validate the teaching strategies based on reflective practice used to develop the practicum and transfer them to the Bachelors Degree in Nursing.
The group has grown in scientific output and incorporated new researchers, thus broadening the initial interests and research lines. At present the main aim of the group is to conduct research in the context of reflective practice and mental health nursing, and to study how to improve nursing care for people with mental health problems and their families, whatever their care setting: either directly related to mental health or in any health care unit.
The group recently joined the Catalan Network for Nursing Research on Mental Health and Addictions (ISMENTAL), with official recognition from the Catalan government (Resolution of 15 November 2004, dossier No.: 2004XT 00006)