Evidence and Practice

Clinical

Tools for measuring nursing workload

Tools for measuring nursing workload in mental health inpatient wards

Mental health wards should be staffed adequately to be able to provide patients with safe,...

Psychodermatology: assessment, treatment and management

Psychodermatology: assessment, treatment and management

Psychodermatology is the interaction between skin and mind. Psychodermatological conditions...

Developing nursing students’ understanding through formative peer learning seminars

Developing nursing students’ understanding through formative peer learning seminars

In the context of concerns about the poor physical health and early mortality of people...

Mental health worker

Social integration in mental health rehabilitation services: new roles to enhance...

This article gives an overview of an innovative mental health worker role in an inpatient...

Evaluation

An evaluation of recovery in a forensic mental health service

This service evaluation aims to gain service users’ and staff members’ perspectives on one...

A review of the use of oral and injectable naltrexone for alcohol and opioid addiction treatment

A review of the use of oral and injectable naltrexone for alcohol and opioid addiction...

Background Naltrexone is an opioid receptor antagonist used in the treatment of alcohol and...

CPD articles

Solution oriented learning: an innovative approach that promotes motivation and resilience

Solution-oriented learning: an approach that promotes motivation and resilience

This article explores the use of solution-oriented learning as an approach to coping with...

Supporting women with mental health issues

Supporting women with mental health issues

The number of women experiencing mental ill health has increased, with young women more...

Restraint

Understanding and implementing the nurse’s holding power (section 5(4)) of the Mental...

This article explores section 5(4) of the Mental Health Act, which permits nurses of a ‘...

Oral hygeine

Physical healthcare needs: oral hygiene in the mental health setting

Nurses need to understand the importance of oral hygiene because of its effects on the...

Self-awareness

Exploring self-awareness in mental health practice

Self-awareness is integral to the development of mental health practitioners. This article...

Eye movement

Eye movement desensitisation reprocessing (EMDR)

Aims and intended learning outcomes This article discusses one of the trauma-focused...

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