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.

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...

Staff attitudes towards people with borderline personality disorder

Despite significant changes to policy, legislation and treatment pathways for people with...

Improving patient safety and quality of care for patients receiving electroconvulsive...

A variety of psychiatric disorders have been treated with electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)...

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...

Promoting mental health and wellbeing in practice

Literature on mental health promotion and wellbeing stresses the importance of inherent...

Compulsive hoarding syndrome: engaging patients in treatment

The safety and quality of life of an individual, their family members and others can be...

Diagnostic overshadowing: a potential barrier to physical health care for mental health...

Diagnostic overshadowing occurs when symptoms of physical illness are attributed to the...

Community psychiatric nurses’ experiences of caring for clients with borderline...

Aim To explore the experience of psychiatric nurses who work in the community caring for...

Computer-assisted reminiscence therapy: developing practice

Reminiscence therapy is a positive pastime for people with dementia and there is evidence to...

Serious games: an intervention in low-secure settings

Engaging service users in treatment is part of the supportive and therapeutic care provided...

Suicide in recently released prisoners: a systematic review

Background Research on the mortality of released prisoners is sparse and what research has...

A substance use monitoring tool for people with serious mental health problems

An assertive outreach team has developed and introduced a monitoring tool to improve...

Safeguarding in prisons

Social care safeguarding processes can be introduced in prisons to protect vulnerable...

Staff attitudes towards inpatients with borderline personality disorder

This article discusses the negative attitudes of some nursing staff towards inpatients...

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