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.

Anxiety and physical inactivity: breaking the vicious circle

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

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...

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

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

Mental health nursing for transgender people: are we caring?

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

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...

Telling tales – mental health nurses can write fiction

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

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,...

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...

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...

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,...

Recording and documenting consent of 8-12 year olds in an outpatient child and...

There is a lack of research and guidance on decision-making and consent processes for...

How to make Balint groups relevant for mental health nurses

In mental health services the use of Balint groups is familiar to doctors who are training...

Online simulated clinical experiences in mental health nursing practice

Securing mental health clinical placements for nursing students in Canada is becoming more...

Using de-escalation strategies to prevent aggressive behaviour

Reducing the use of physical restraint in clinical practice, including face-down restraint,...

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