Evidence and Practice

Clinical

Positive psychology for depression: a critical review

Positive psychology for depression: a critical review

Background Positive psychology has become a popular approach to psychology. Aim To evaluate...

Locating social workers in a high security forensic facility: inclusion and exclusion

Locating social workers in a high security forensic facility: inclusion and exclusion

Background Locating social workers in hospital teams, or co-location, can improve...

The use of a Lester Tool-based physical health app in mental health inpatient settings

The use of a Lester Tool-based physical health app in mental health inpatient settings

Background People with mental health problems have a greater risk of developing physical...

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...

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,...

CPD articles

Well-being, physical and mental health: part 1

Well-being, physical and mental health: part 1

This article explains how physical health fits into the overall well-being of a person and...

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...

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