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.

Depression

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...

Health

Making the link between staff and service-user health

This article describes the introduction of a staff health programme designed to create a...

Improving the perceived quality of life of US military veterans with serious mental illness

Improving the perceived quality of life of US military veterans with serious mental...

As the economics of providing healthcare are constantly explored, new models of care must be...

Emergency services

Providing streamlined multiagency care for high-intensity users of mental health and...

Mental health service users often use emergency services and emergency departments (EDs) at...

Group work

Solution-oriented learning to build resilience in mental health nursing students and...

Increasing concerns about nursing students’ mental health and the retention crisis facing...

Educational theatre

Using interactive theatre in education to explore how healthcare decision-making can...

Complex decisions that mental healthcare professionals make every day can have far-reaching...

The practice of seclusion

The practice of seclusion: a review of the discourse on its use

Seclusion is an intervention used as a safety measure to manage patients who are violent,...

Violence

Why is murder fascinating and why does it matter to mental health professionals?

Human violence directed towards other humans causes much harm to individuals, families and...

Parents

Identifying the needs of children and young people affected by parental mental illness

Children and young people affected by parental mental illness are recognised as being at...

Group therapy

A practice-based evaluation of a dialectical behavioural therapy skills group...

Background Dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT) is an empirically supported intervention...

Counselling in India

Public-private partnerships to improve access to mental healthcare in India

In India, there are many public-private partnership programmes that aim to improve...

Anxiety and physical inactivity: breaking the vicious circle

Background Worldwide levels of anxiety have increased significantly over the past few...

Evaluation of the Good Life Festival: a model for co-produced dementia events

This article presents an evaluation of the Good Life Festival, an event co-produced by...

Telling tales – mental health nurses can write fiction

This article examines the idea of mental health nurses as writers of fiction. It considers...

A novel attachment-based service for young people with emerging personality disorder

Background The profound clinical and financial consequences of severe personality disorders...

Mental health nursing for transgender people: are we caring?

Transgender people experience widespread prejudice in society and health professionals are...

A review of Care Quality Commission criticisms of English community substance misuse...

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) monitors, inspects and regulates health and social care...

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