Evidence and Practice

Clinical

The stress effects of military families’ transition to civilian life

The stress effects of military families’ transition to civilian life

Society has a moral obligation and duty of care to service personnel and their families, as...

Psychosocial coping strategies for auditory hallucinations

Psychosocial coping strategies for auditory hallucinations

This article considers ways of treating the potential distress arising from experiencing...

Positive Behavioural Support

Implementing positive behavioural support in a forensic psychiatric intensive care unit...

Positive behavioural support (PBS) is a non-aversive, preventive approach to behavioural...

Male adolescent suicidality: a literature review

Male adolescent suicidality: a literature review

In the UK, suicide rates in adolescent males continue to rank consistently and significantly...

Self-harm

Functions of non-suicidal self-injury in prisoners with mental health diagnoses

Aim To gain accounts of the functions of self-harm in a sample of adult male prisoners with...

Retaining and valuing newly qualified nursing staff: evaluation of a peer support group

Retaining and valuing newly qualified nursing staff: evaluation of a peer support group

This article describes a service evaluation of the introduction of a successful local...

CPD articles

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...

Depression

Managing depression: an overview

Depression is a common health problem but it is both under-detected and under-treated. It is...

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