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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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