Mental Health Practice

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clinical team working in a pandemic situation requires innovative communication

NHS teamwork in the pandemic: how is it for you?

Study asks nurses how COVID-19 has affected the functioning of clinical teams

Picture shows nurses recruited from overseas working at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

Rules relaxed on recruiting overseas nurses

RCN cautions that change risks damaging health and care systems of developing countries

Picture of FFP3 face masks with Fang Tian brand whose use has been suspended by the DHSC.

Some respirator masks issued to staff may not be safe, government warns

Healthcare providers told to stop using certain FFP3 respirator masks, pending checks

COVID-19 and staff well-being: last chance to share your experiences in our survey

Tell Nursing Standard how the pandemic has affected your health at work

Coronavirus ‘can remain active on nurses’ uniforms for up to 72 hours’

Study suggests work clothes should be washed on site to prevent contamination in homes

Further pay boost for nurses in Scotland, as government announces interim rise

Increase intended as stopgap, with Agenda for Change pay negotiations delayed

Evidence and Practice

Staff perspectives on using the Recovery Star in mental health inpatient rehabilitation services

Staff perspectives on using the Recovery Star in mental health inpatient rehabilitation...

Why you should read this article: • To learn about the Recovery Star and how its use can...

Substance use disorder: evaluating the effectiveness of the Addiction Recovery Coaching exercise programme

Substance use disorder: evaluating the Addiction Recovery Coaching exercise programme

A service evaluation undertaken to evaluate the effectiveness of the ARC exercise programme

Open access
Using team formulation in mental health practice

Using team formulation in mental health practice

Why you should read this article: • To understand the potential uses and benefits of team...

Effects of dance on mood and potential of dance as a mental health intervention

Effects of dance on mood and potential of dance as a mental health intervention

Mental health nurses could consider using dance as a mental health intervention

A national survey of psychiatric intensive care, low secure and locked rehabilitation units

A national survey of psychiatric intensive care, low secure and locked rehabilitation...

Why you should read this article: • To learn about the differences between psychiatric...

Nurse leadership in implementing digital change in an Irish mental health service

Nurse leadership in implementing digital change in an Irish mental health service

The implementation of an electronic health record system in a private mental health service

Features

Storytelling: a way to build therapeutic relationships in mental health settings

How storytelling offers positive mental health benefits and is a useful de-escalation tool

Glove use and vaccinations: what the COVID-19 guidance says

There has been some confusion over whether gloves should be worn by vaccinators

COVID-19 vaccination: your guide to consent

Managing this vital part of the roll-out, plus the process for those who lack capacity

Older people abuse: how nurses can spot the signs and what to do about it

It is vital that nurses recognise abuse, be it physical, emotional, financial or sexual

How to use social media to get health messages to patients and the public

Use digital technology to support self-management and communicate with hard-to-reach groups

How a beauty salon boosts creativity and recovery on a psychiatric intensive care unit

Shannon Ward’s move into beauty therapy helps patients to better mental health and recovery

Opinion

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Nurse wearing a face mask – COVID-19 face coverings pose communication challenges for healthcare staff and people who are deaf or have dementia

Face masks: how nurses can overcome the communication barrier and reassure patients

Compulsory face coverings pose particular challenges when patients are deaf or have dementia

How to address mental health issues in people with cancer during COVID-19

Macmillan Cancer Support offers well-being advice for patients and nursing teams

Mental health nursing research unit offers nurses chance to develop skills and knowledge

New dedicated unit can support nurses in becoming more active in clinical research

Students

Music and dementia: how playlists can promote person-centred care

Learn how to promote sensitive, tailored use of music in care settings

Becoming a dad during a pandemic – and the final year of a nursing degree

Born during lockdown, my baby boy is helping me learn how to balance studying and family life

Team Nightingale: why I’ll never forget what I learned nursing in a COVID field hospital

Nursing student Nathan Harrison has seen what supportive multidisciplinary teams can achieve

Careers

Gender-based violence nursing: this rewarding new role and its responsibilities

A nursing career that’s improving the healthcare experience of domestic abuse survivors

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Meet nursing employers online, take part in live discussions and earn CPD credits

COVID-19 and mental health: retaining and recruiting nurses now and beyond the pandemic

New plan for England highlights the ‘unique selling points’ of mental health nursing

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