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.

Books, meaning and hope

A reading group was set up to address a lack of collaborative social activities for people...

The effectiveness of drama therapy for children who have witnessed domestic abuse

Witnessing domestic violence can have a devastating effect on children’s development....

Time to address inappropriate use of section 62 ‘urgent treatment’

There are concerns that urgent treatment under section 62 of the Mental Health Act 1983 is...

Deliberate self-harm among adults in prisons

This article explores barriers that prevent or interfere with the implementation of policies...

Acute inpatient care in the UK. Part 2: managing risk

Clients in acute mental health wards are at risk of weight gain associated with...

Alcohol liaison services in a general hospital

This article reports on the first year of an alcohol specialist liaison nurse working in a...

Facial affect recognition and mental health

Not being able to accurately detect and respond to the emotions conveyed in the facial...

Acute inpatient care in the UK. Part 1: recovery-oriented wards

Service users, staff and carers have long expressed dissatisfaction with the quality of...

Boundaries in advanced nursing practice: the benefits of group supervision

Aim The aim of this study was to identify the effects of a clinical supervision group on the...

A team approach to borderline personality disorder

In an acute admissions unit for adults with mental health problems staff were often faced...

Delivering training with a colleague: How to make co-training work

Co-training can be an excellent experience for students and trainers alike, and can support...

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,...

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...

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...

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