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.

Eating disorders and artificial re-feeding

This article is a literature review into the efficiency of artificial re-feeding in eating...

Non-medical prescribers in substance misuse services in England and Scotland: a mapping...

Aims To locate all non-medical prescribers working in substance misuse services in England...

A model of de-escalation

While de-escalation is much discussed among staff, and guidelines tell us to use it more,...

The implications of adopting a human rights approach to recovery in practice

This article proposes a human rights-based definition of recovery in response to the...

The power of the media to shape perceptions of mental illness

Headlines in the press that include words such as ‘psycho’, ‘bonkers’ or ‘madman’ have been...

Shared decision making in psychiatric medicines management

It is increasingly recognised that shared decision making should be routine in all areas of...

Strategies for engaging people with personality disorder in treatment

Around one third of people with personality disorder do not complete treatment. It is...

Service users’ disclosure practices following discharge from hospital

Using qualitative data collected from 31 participants, this article describes mental health...

The recovery orientation of patients and staff in a high secure hospital

Before and after introducing the recovery approach at Broadmoor Hospital the views of...

Decision making, responsibility and accountability in community mental health teams

Community mental health teams comprise many professionals who share the common goal of...

Provision of clinical supervision for staff working in mental health services

A questionnaire was used to investigate the provision of clinical supervision for nurses and...

Care of patients in Malawi who have HIV/AIDS and mental health problems

Aim This study investigated the support that general nurses in the Blantyre District of...

Helping people with serious mental illness to cut down or stop smoking

The prevalence of smoking in people with serious mental illness is up to 5.3 times higher...

Evaluation of nursing students’ work experience through the use of reflective journals

Aims The aim of this study was to explore the effects of a pilot clinical community mental...

Contraception needs of women attending drug and alcohol treatment centres

Although women using drug and alcohol services are at higher risk of unplanned pregnancies...

Animal hoarding: devastating, complex, and everyone’s concern

Little is understood about animal hoarding, but it is believed to occur in most communities...

The use of music and singing to help manage anxiety in older adults

The number of older adults in the UK is increasing, and they are vulnerable to long-term...

Evaluation of a study day on child and adolescent mental health services

Child and adolescent mental health is a specialty that can fall between children’s and...

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