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.

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...

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...

Physical activity

Anxiety and physical inactivity: breaking the vicious circle

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

Good Life meeting

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...

Group therapy

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

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

Emerging personality disorder

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

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

Transgender care

Mental health nursing for transgender people: are we caring?

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

Substance abuse

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...

Writing

Telling tales – mental health nurses can write fiction

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

Sleep

Exploration of the correlation between sleep problems and suicidal ideation in...

There has been an increase in the number of adolescents who display self-harm behaviours,...

Wartime trauma

The long-term effects of childhood wartime trauma on anxiety in later life

At any point in time up to 10% of people over the age of 65 experience symptoms of anxiety...

Involving service users in teaching healthcare professionals about physical restraint

Mental health service users can make an invaluable contribution to the training of staff and...

Evaluation of a pilot dialectical behaviour therapy skills training group, in a child...

Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), a cognitive behavioural treatment, was developed...

Carers’ experiences of caring for a loved one with an eating disorder

Background Carers of people with an eating disorder describe feelings of stress, anxiety,...

Protective factors: bridging the gap between recovery and risk of violence assessment

The assessment and management of the risk of violence in mental health services is an...

Mental health clinicians’ experiences of supporting people living with a mental illness...

Aim Mental health services seek opportunities to sustain recovery outcomes beyond service...

Assistant grade nurses and nursing students: a diary study

Background Little is known about the role of the assistant grade nurse in the clinical...

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