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.

A new approach to team clinical supervision on an acute admissions unit

Clinical supervision is an essential element of caregiving, but it has not yet been...

CLINGO – a teaching and learning resource to improve care planning

Clinical language has evolved as a result of clinical expertise, professional grouping and...

Attitudes towards going smoke-free at an inpatient recovery unit

Background Current national policy in the UK is to make all psychiatric inpatient areas non-...

The effectiveness of self-soothing techniques for people with PTSD in secure units

Trauma at any age is a cause of long-lasting and significant emotional damage. People who go...

Developing e-learning materials in mental health: the eMenthe Project

This article describes a European collaborative project that developed master’s degree level...

‘Give us something to do’: reflections on running a group therapy programme

People on psychiatric wards often report feeling bored, and say that they would like access...

Self-management in mental health: a qualitative study of service-users’ perceptions

The rationale and aim of the study were to explore mental health service-users’ perceptions...

Raising magistrates’ awareness of vulnerable adults: a pilot

More than 90% of prisoners have one or more mental health disorders, and it has been found...

Investigation into the effectiveness of a primary care psychology group for postnatal...

The aim of this service evaluation was to assess the effectiveness of a cognitive behaviour...

Cognitive behaviour therapy in a second language

Human migration occurs for a variety of reasons, and the same applies to why such people...

Exploring existential ideas with an older adult experiencing severe depression

This article discusses a service user’s story of surviving a life-threatening brain...

End of life and palliative care of patients with drug and alcohol addiction

This literature review attempted to identify current knowledge of the end of life care needs...

Improving communication of important information using the SBARD tool

Multidisciplinary communication is vital for providing safe and efficient patient care. The...

Witnessing violence: what are the experiences of mental health nurses?

Mental health nurses in the UK are ten times more likely to be assaulted than general nurses...

Non-medical interventions for depression in children and adolescents

Depression is a common and disabling illness that can affect the physical and emotional well...

Mood, emotions and emojis: conversations about health with young people

Various styles of communication can be used when working with people with mental health...

The practitioner/survivor hybrid: an emerging anti-stigmatising resource in mental...

This article, which uses a dialogue between a mental health nursing student and an academic...

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