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.

Use and efficacy of a borderline personality disorder tool

The self-identification and evaluation of borderline personality disorder (BPD) tool, also...

Enhancing research awareness with a research and development ‘spoke’ placement

Two nurses – one working in an education and training department, the other in a research...

The case for positive risk-taking to promote recovery

The research available on the use of positive risk-taking in clinical practice is...

Assessing organisational core values in a medium secure forensic unit

This article discusses a survey aimed at identifying staff views on the core values in place...

How a service-user educator can provide insight into the recovery experience

This article describes a collaboratively designed and delivered teaching and learning...

A look at inpatients’ experience of mental health rehabilitation wards

Research into patients’ experience in mental health hospitals has focused on acute settings...

The Accessible Information Standard and the Deaf community

Deaf people often struggle to access healthcare services, which can have a detrimental...

Developing e-learning materials in mental health: the eMenthe Project

This article describes a European collaborative project that developed master’s degree level...

A new approach to team clinical supervision on an acute admissions unit

Clinical supervision is an essential element of caregiving, but it has not yet been...

CLINGO – a teaching and learning resource to improve care planning

Clinical language has evolved as a result of clinical expertise, professional grouping and...

Attitudes towards going smoke-free at an inpatient recovery unit

Background Current national policy in the UK is to make all psychiatric inpatient areas non-...

The effectiveness of self-soothing techniques for people with PTSD in secure units

Trauma at any age is a cause of long-lasting and significant emotional damage. People who go...

‘Give us something to do’: reflections on running a group therapy programme

People on psychiatric wards often report feeling bored, and say that they would like access...

Self-management in mental health: a qualitative study of service-users’ perceptions

The rationale and aim of the study were to explore mental health service-users’ perceptions...

Raising magistrates’ awareness of vulnerable adults: a pilot

More than 90% of prisoners have one or more mental health disorders, and it has been found...

Investigation into the effectiveness of a primary care psychology group for postnatal...

The aim of this service evaluation was to assess the effectiveness of a cognitive behaviour...

Cognitive behaviour therapy in a second language

Human migration occurs for a variety of reasons, and the same applies to why such people...

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