Clinical

Our clinical nursing articles aim to inform and educate nurse practitioners and students. This is achieved through the publication of peer-reviewed, evidence-based, relevant and topical articles.

Restrictive interventions: a service evaluation

Restrictive interventions: a service evaluation

Background Restrictive interventions (RIs) are defined as the use of deliberate acts that...

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Resettlement experiences of African migrants in Australia and how they affect mental health

Resettlement experiences of African migrants and how they affect mental health

African migrants' mental health and future aspirations after resettling in Australia...

Development of a behavioural assessment tool for use in forensic mental health services

Development of a behavioural assessment tool for use in forensic mental health services

This article presents the Forensic Functional Assessment Measure (FFAM): a tool to assess...

Positive behaviour support: exploring the experiences of nurses

Positive behaviour support: exploring the experiences of nurses

Nurses should be encouraged to take a lead in the formulation of PBS plans and their delivery

Trauma-informed practice: a paradigm shift in the education of mental health nurses

Trauma-informed practice: a paradigm shift in the education of mental health nurses

Equipping students with the skills and knowledge to work in a trauma-informed framework

Mental health nursing and the pursuit of professional equivalence

Mental health nursing and the pursuit of professional equivalence

Equivalence for mental health nursing is a problem, despite nurses performing valuable work

Role play simulation in nurse education: applying the ‘I AM A STAR’ mnemonic

Role play simulation in nurse education: applying the ‘I AM A STAR’ mnemonic

Role play can improve student confidence and help to enhance their knowledge and skills

Improving magistrates’ awareness of vulnerable women in the criminal justice system: a pilot

Improving magistrates’ awareness of vulnerable women in the criminal justice system

A pilot study of awareness-training sessions to magistrates and other court staff

Binge eating disorder: the effectiveness of brief group treatment

Binge eating disorder: the effectiveness of brief group treatment

Background There is minimal provision for people with binge eating disorder despite...

Young-onset dementia: meeting the information needs of carers

Young-onset dementia: meeting the information needs of carers

Increased awareness of dementia is associated with its rising prevalence in an ageing...

Perinatal mental health: preparing the future nursing workforce

Perinatal mental health: preparing the future nursing workforce

Perinatal mental health (PMH) problems occur during pregnancy and up to a year after giving...

Reflective practice groups in a mental health inpatient setting

Reflective practice groups in a mental health inpatient setting

Background Reflective practice is vital to be a competent healthcare practitioner:...

Advising patients not to drive while mentally unwell: an additional challenge for the...

Modern life is dependent on transport systems, which raises a number of challenges for...

‘Three minutes to save a life’: addressing emotional distress in students to mitigate...

This article outlines how the University of Wolverhampton aims to develop a whole-systems...

Developing cultural competence in addiction services: the role of clinical leadership

Community addiction services must offer treatment to all members of the community, even hard...

A systematic review of adherence to masculinity in men with psychosis

Background Men experiencing psychotic phenomena may struggle with adherence to masculinity...

Coerced marriage of people with a diagnosed mental health disorder

This article provides a review of the literature and anecdotal observations of people with...

Lessons from literature: fiction and reflective practice

Revalidation for UK nurses requires engagement in reflective practice as part of continuing...

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