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.

Out of the shadows: de-medicalising mental health nursing

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

The concept of recovery and its practical application

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

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...

Language use and recovery-oriented practice: a preliminary outline

Despite stronger regulation, there is persistent public concern about the practice values of...

Singing to promote mental health and well-being

This article reports on a qualitative research project that explored the benefits of...

Evaluation of Safewards in forensic mental health: a response

Safewards is a multimodal intervention aimed at reducing conflict and containment events in...

The benefits of therapeutic writing in acute psychiatric units

This article outlines the flexible approach developed by a writing practitioner when leading...

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...

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...

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 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...

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