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.

Inpatient mental health care in the first world war

The rising casualty rates during the first world war caused a major problem for the British...

Sleep intervention for adults with autism spectrum condition

Aim The aim of this study was to determine the effectiveness of a psychoeducation sleep-...

A specialist welfare advice and advocacy service for people with early onset dementia

Background UK prevalence of early onset dementia is increasing. Previous research has...

Research-active nurses: the myths, fears and potential

For nursing to progress, it needs to be continuously examined by practising staff through...

Assessment of pain and alleviation of distress for people living with a dementia

Many people living with a dementia are either not recognised as having pain or do not...

Seasonal affective disorder: an overview

The definition of seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a history of major depressive...

An interprofessional simulation course to address the physical health agenda in mental...

The management of physical comorbidities in people with severe mental illnesses can be...

Autism spectrum disorders: physical health care in a low secure forensic setting

Aims To identify the prevalence of psychiatric and physical health comorbidity in an adult...

Developing training in intramuscular injections

There is a wealth of international publications regarding evidence-based practice in...

Promoting service-user satisfaction in close observations

Close observations are only used as a last resort to manage risk in inpatient mental health...

The ‘nearest relative’ role under the Mental Health Act

The nearest relative role is a statutory safeguard for people who may be subject to the...

Recovery in a high secure hospital in England

This article focuses on one of the three high secure hospitals in England. All the patients...

Use of seclusion in psychiatric intensive care units

This literature review aims to discover the factors that influence staff working on...

How to minimise the effects of dysphagia in people with mental health problems

Dysphagia, or difficulty with swallowing, can be intrinsic to a mental health problem or...

Mental health nurses’ perspectives on psychiatric advance directives

Background Psychiatric advance directives (PADs) are written statements that allow people...

Service users and their animals: considerations for mental health professionals

Animals feature in many service users’ lives and can be significant factors in their...

Evaluation of a mental health service based on the principles of recovery

The authors report on a service evaluation of blueSCI, a social inclusion and cultural...

Improving care for people with borderline personality disorder

Caring for service users who have a diagnosis of borderline personality disorder (BPD) can...

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