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.

Suicide in recently released prisoners: a systematic review

Background Research on the mortality of released prisoners is sparse and what research has...

A substance use monitoring tool for people with serious mental health problems

An assertive outreach team has developed and introduced a monitoring tool to improve...

Safeguarding in prisons

Social care safeguarding processes can be introduced in prisons to protect vulnerable...

Burnout: the experiences of nurses who work in inner city areas

Mental health nursing is an inherently stressful profession that can place significant...

Risk assessment and management of people with personality disorders

People diagnosed with personality disorders often present a high risk to themselves and...

Enhancing carers’ experiences of mental health services

This article suggests that relational approaches and carer-centred practice in mental health...

Behavioural activation: an alternative to cognitive behaviour therapy

This case study describes how behavioural activation was used to treat a client with...

Implementing clinical supervision in mental health practice

In the UK, the need for suitably trained clinical supervisors to ensure the effective...

Responsibilities in giving evidence to mental health tribunals

Practitioners do not usually receive training on how to give evidence at mental health...

Child and adolescent mental health service providers’ perceptions of using telehealth

There is growing evidence to suggest that, for child and adolescent mental health services,...

How the tidal model was used to overcome a risk-averse ward culture

Care of service users in a locked mental health ward can be improved if risk-averse...

Group work for adult survivors of sexual abuse in childhood

This article was inspired by Irvin Yalom’s client-centred approach using qualitative...

Support for children of service users in Norway

Aim To investigate whether lack of identification by healthcare workers of children of adult...

The value of mental health nurses working in primary care mental health teams

Aim To identify the benefits of inclusion of mental health nurses (MHNs) in primary care...

Positive behaviour support in a medium secure environment

This article demonstrates that when staff are trained in the positive behaviour support (PBS...

Staff use of acronyms in electronic care records

The increased use of acronyms and abbreviations by practitioners in mental health services...

Flexible observations in the management of self-harm

This article decribes the challenges faced by one regional secure forensic service in...

Using live supervision to deliver family intervention training

Family psychosocial interventions are recommended as first-line treatments to reduce stress...

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