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.

Assessing the reasons for deliberate self-harm in young people

A history of deliberate self-harm (DSH) is one of the main indicators for suicide. There has...

Family work in adult acute psychiatric settings

Meeting a service user with his or her family in acute care settings to discuss their...

Tracking patients on leave from a secure setting

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust wanted to improve the safety of patients on...

The theorist-practitioner gap: bringing the two sides closer together

As the gap between practice and academia grows, strategies are needed to ensure effective...

Cigarette smoking cessation using family interventions

There has been little done to offer consistent support to people with schizophrenia to stop...

Dual diagnosis: training needs and attitudes of nursing staff

Background There is limited research in forensic mental health services about staff...

The importance of measuring blood pressure in mental health care

Blood pressure measurement is a vital part of any physical assessment, particularly for...

Reducing conflict on wards by improving team communication

Aggression in healthcare settings is a significant problem for patients and staff teams. The...

Care of adolescents who have mental health and substance misuse problems

A lack of research and education, and conflicting policies and working practices between...

Keeping clients safe on the night shift

The night shift admission checklist helps night nurses to maintain a culture of safety when...

The role of nurses in mental health review tribunals

Aim To assess whether legislative changes have led to improved training and changed workload...

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