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.

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...

How nursing students can be empowered by reflective practice

Reflective practice is seen as an important skill to develop because it enables a nurse to...

Creativity and mental health care

With greater awareness of the concept of creativity, mental health practitioners can learn...

Delayed discharge from mental health inpatient care in the UK

Background Delayed discharge from hospital creates additional pressure on staff and finances...

Secure psychiatric care: How appearance and neglect affect women

Aim To provide effective interventions for body image, appearance, and physical health and...

A flexible and integrated approach to family interventions

This article focuses on a case study of family interventions using a co-working model, and...

Maintaining standards in mental health nursing

This article explains the impact that professional regulation has on mental health nursing...

Revisit the forgotten art of letter writing

Using letter writing to augment the therapeutic relationship is familiar to counsellors and...

How working with a community arts project benefits service users

With the aid of a grant, links were developed between a medium secure forensic mental health...

Electroconvulsive therapy: why it is still controversial

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is used in modern psychiatry worldwide, but is not fully...

Assessing the reasons for deliberate self-harm in young people

A history of deliberate self-harm (DSH) is one of the main indicators for suicide. There has...

Family work in adult acute psychiatric settings

Meeting a service user with his or her family in acute care settings to discuss their...

Organising an inpatient psychotherapy group

Psychotherapy groups can be established on acute inpatient wards to benefit clients and...

Incident reporting to improve clinical practice in a medium-secure setting

Analysis of the distribution and frequency of episodes of violence/aggression and deliberate...

The importance of measuring blood pressure in mental health care

Blood pressure measurement is a vital part of any physical assessment, particularly for...

Tracking patients on leave from a secure setting

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust wanted to improve the safety of patients on...

The theorist-practitioner gap: bringing the two sides closer together

As the gap between practice and academia grows, strategies are needed to ensure effective...

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