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.

Recording and documenting consent of 8-12 year olds in an outpatient child and...

There is a lack of research and guidance on decision-making and consent processes for...

How to make Balint groups relevant for mental health nurses

In mental health services the use of Balint groups is familiar to doctors who are training...

Online simulated clinical experiences in mental health nursing practice

Securing mental health clinical placements for nursing students in Canada is becoming more...

Using de-escalation strategies to prevent aggressive behaviour

Reducing the use of physical restraint in clinical practice, including face-down restraint,...

Transforming mental health services so people can ‘live, love and do’ in Barnet

Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust in London has introduced a new approach...

Cognitive behaviour therapy-trained staff’s views on professional accreditation

Many cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) trained mental health professionals seek non-...

Monitoring adherence to organisational core values in a medium secure hospital

Background Core values represent a framework of guiding principles that can improve team...

‘I AM A STAR’: a mnemonic for undertaking a mental state examination

Nurse lecturers should aim to create learning experiences that link theory and practice. The...

Online simulated clinical experiences in mental health nursing practice

Securing mental health clinical placements for nursing students in Canada is becoming more...

Do third-year mental health nursing students feel prepared to assess physical health?

Background The life expectancy for people with mental health issues is significantly lower...

The care programme approach and the politics of ‘personality disorder’

A postgraduate mental health nursing student refers to an incident in practice to reflect on...

Nurses’ views on reflective practice sessions in a medium secure unit

Aim Reflective practice is essential in the development of autonomous, critical and advanced...

Therapeutic pluralism in mental health nursing practice

Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) is a much-debated subject in terms of its efficacy and...

The concept of recovery and its practical application

Recovery is a contested concept and definitions of it are scattered across various contexts...

Nursing students’ attitudes towards patients with borderline personality disorder

Background Negative attitudes and stigma towards patients with borderline personality...

An audit of service users’ perception of choice in a 24-hour mental health setting

Background Choice enables patient autonomy and independence, and equalises power dynamics...

Out of the shadows: de-medicalising mental health nursing

This article examines the idea of mental health nursing as separate from psychiatry, but...

The spiritual needs of inpatient mental health service users: theoretical and practical...

This article introduces the concept of spirituality in mental healthcare and its relevance...

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