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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.

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)...

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...

Risk assessment and management of people with personality disorders

People diagnosed with personality disorders often present a high risk to themselves and...

Enhancing carers’ experiences of mental health services

This article suggests that relational approaches and carer-centred practice in mental health...

Behavioural activation: an alternative to cognitive behaviour therapy

This case study describes how behavioural activation was used to treat a client with...

Implementing clinical supervision in mental health practice

In the UK, the need for suitably trained clinical supervisors to ensure the effective...

Burnout: the experiences of nurses who work in inner city areas

Mental health nursing is an inherently stressful profession that can place significant...

Group work for adult survivors of sexual abuse in childhood

This article was inspired by Irvin Yalom’s client-centred approach using qualitative...

Responsibilities in giving evidence to mental health tribunals

Practitioners do not usually receive training on how to give evidence at mental health...

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