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.

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

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

Lessons from literature: fiction and reflective practice

Revalidation for UK nurses requires engagement in reflective practice as part of continuing...

Co-production

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

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

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...

Psychodermatology: assessment, treatment and management

Psychodermatology is the interaction between skin and mind. Psychodermatological conditions...

Developing nursing students’ understanding through formative peer learning seminars

In the context of concerns about the poor physical health and early mortality of people...

Tools for measuring nursing workload in mental health inpatient wards

Mental health wards should be staffed adequately to be able to provide patients with safe,...

Social integration in mental health rehabilitation services: new roles to enhance...

This article gives an overview of an innovative mental health worker role in an inpatient...

An evaluation of recovery in a forensic mental health service

This service evaluation aims to gain service users’ and staff members’ perspectives on one...

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