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In the first instance, it is recommended that the NiRA is undertaken when acute symptoms of mental illness have subsided, and the service user is capable of engaging in a meaningful conversation for approximately 30 minutes.

Development and validation of the Needs in Recovery Assessment (NiRA): a clinical tool for assessing the needs of individuals recovering from a first-episode of mental illness.
Davies, EL, Hooper, KJ, Pelentsov, LJ, Gordon, AJ, Esterman, AJ
International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 2020, [early view]


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Needs of individuals recovering from a first episode of mental illness: a scoping review.
Davies, EL, Gordon, AE, Pelentsov, LJ, Hooper, KJ, Esterman, AJ
International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 2018, vol. 27, pp.1326-1343.


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This assessment tool has been developed for use in tertiary and community mental health settings with people who are recovering from a first episode of mental illness.

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Whilst every effort has been made to ensure a broad array of needs are included in this assessment tool, there may be needs that people are experiencing that are not included.

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