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.

Evaluation of Safewards in forensic mental health: a response

Safewards is a multimodal intervention aimed at reducing conflict and containment events in...

The benefits of therapeutic writing in acute psychiatric units

This article outlines the flexible approach developed by a writing practitioner when leading...

Use and efficacy of a borderline personality disorder tool

The self-identification and evaluation of borderline personality disorder (BPD) tool, also...

Enhancing research awareness with a research and development ‘spoke’ placement

Two nurses – one working in an education and training department, the other in a research...

The case for positive risk-taking to promote recovery

The research available on the use of positive risk-taking in clinical practice is...

The Accessible Information Standard and the Deaf community

Deaf people often struggle to access healthcare services, which can have a detrimental...

Assessing organisational core values in a medium secure forensic unit

This article discusses a survey aimed at identifying staff views on the core values in place...

How a service-user educator can provide insight into the recovery experience

This article describes a collaboratively designed and delivered teaching and learning...

A look at inpatients’ experience of mental health rehabilitation wards

Research into patients’ experience in mental health hospitals has focused on acute settings...

A new approach to team clinical supervision on an acute admissions unit

Clinical supervision is an essential element of caregiving, but it has not yet been...

CLINGO – a teaching and learning resource to improve care planning

Clinical language has evolved as a result of clinical expertise, professional grouping and...

Attitudes towards going smoke-free at an inpatient recovery unit

Background Current national policy in the UK is to make all psychiatric inpatient areas non-...

The effectiveness of self-soothing techniques for people with PTSD in secure units

Trauma at any age is a cause of long-lasting and significant emotional damage. People who go...

Developing e-learning materials in mental health: the eMenthe Project

This article describes a European collaborative project that developed master’s degree level...

‘Give us something to do’: reflections on running a group therapy programme

People on psychiatric wards often report feeling bored, and say that they would like access...

Self-management in mental health: a qualitative study of service-users’ perceptions

The rationale and aim of the study were to explore mental health service-users’ perceptions...

Raising magistrates’ awareness of vulnerable adults: a pilot

More than 90% of prisoners have one or more mental health disorders, and it has been found...

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