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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.

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 crisis resolution worker

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 the risk of suicide

‘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

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

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...

Implementing co-production in traditional statutory mental health services

Since the publication by the Department of Health and Children in 2006 of A Vision for...

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

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

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

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