Evidence and Practice

Clinical

Caseloads

Measuring complexity and quantity of community caseloads

The caseloads of members of community mental health teams are growing in size and complexity...

The use of robotic animals in dementia care: challenges and ethical dilemmas

The use of robotic animals in dementia care: challenges and ethical dilemmas

This article looks at robotic pets and how they can be used in dementia care. The research...

Mentoring

Reported outcomes for young people who mentor their peers: a literature review

Mental health issues among young people are increasing and many young people will require...

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...

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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