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.

How the tidal model was used to overcome a risk-averse ward culture

Care of service users in a locked mental health ward can be improved if risk-averse...

Support for children of service users in Norway

Aim To investigate whether lack of identification by healthcare workers of children of adult...

The value of mental health nurses working in primary care mental health teams

Aim To identify the benefits of inclusion of mental health nurses (MHNs) in primary care...

Positive behaviour support in a medium secure environment

This article demonstrates that when staff are trained in the positive behaviour support (PBS...

Staff use of acronyms in electronic care records

The increased use of acronyms and abbreviations by practitioners in mental health services...

Flexible observations in the management of self-harm

This article decribes the challenges faced by one regional secure forensic service in...

Delayed discharge from mental health inpatient care in the UK

Background Delayed discharge from hospital creates additional pressure on staff and finances...

Using live supervision to deliver family intervention training

Family psychosocial interventions are recommended as first-line treatments to reduce stress...

How nursing students can be empowered by reflective practice

Reflective practice is seen as an important skill to develop because it enables a nurse to...

Creativity and mental health care

With greater awareness of the concept of creativity, mental health practitioners can learn...

Secure psychiatric care: How appearance and neglect affect women

Aim To provide effective interventions for body image, appearance, and physical health and...

A flexible and integrated approach to family interventions

This article focuses on a case study of family interventions using a co-working model, and...

Maintaining standards in mental health nursing

This article explains the impact that professional regulation has on mental health nursing...

Revisit the forgotten art of letter writing

Using letter writing to augment the therapeutic relationship is familiar to counsellors and...

How working with a community arts project benefits service users

With the aid of a grant, links were developed between a medium secure forensic mental health...

Organising an inpatient psychotherapy group

Psychotherapy groups can be established on acute inpatient wards to benefit clients and...

Incident reporting to improve clinical practice in a medium-secure setting

Analysis of the distribution and frequency of episodes of violence/aggression and deliberate...

Electroconvulsive therapy: why it is still controversial

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is used in modern psychiatry worldwide, but is not fully...

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