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.

Lessons from literature: fiction and reflective practice

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

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

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

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...

A review of the use of oral and injectable naltrexone for alcohol and opioid addiction...

Background Naltrexone is an opioid receptor antagonist used in the treatment of alcohol and...

Attitudes of dual diagnosis service users to mobile apps that aid treatment adherence

Aims To examine the response of dual diagnosis service users towards the development of a...

A tool to track links between menstruation and mental health

It is widely accepted that the premenstrual phase of the menstrual cycle affects the mental...

The use of robotic animals in dementia care: challenges and ethical dilemmas

This article looks at robotic pets and how they can be used in dementia care. The research...

Measuring complexity and quantity of community caseloads

The caseloads of members of community mental health teams are growing in size and complexity...

Reported outcomes for young people who mentor their peers: a literature review

Mental health issues among young people are increasing and many young people will require...

The stress effects of military families’ transition to civilian life

Society has a moral obligation and duty of care to service personnel and their families, as...

Psychosocial coping strategies for auditory hallucinations

This article considers ways of treating the potential distress arising from experiencing...

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