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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.

Cognitive behaviour therapy in a second language

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

Exploring existential ideas with an older adult experiencing severe depression

This article discusses a service user’s story of surviving a life-threatening brain...

End of life and palliative care of patients with drug and alcohol addiction

This literature review attempted to identify current knowledge of the end of life care needs...

Improving communication of important information using the SBARD tool

Multidisciplinary communication is vital for providing safe and efficient patient care. The...

Witnessing violence: what are the experiences of mental health nurses?

Mental health nurses in the UK are ten times more likely to be assaulted than general nurses...

Non-medical interventions for depression in children and adolescents

Depression is a common and disabling illness that can affect the physical and emotional well...

Mood, emotions and emojis: conversations about health with young people

Various styles of communication can be used when working with people with mental health...
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The practitioner/survivor hybrid: an emerging anti-stigmatising resource in mental...

This article, which uses a dialogue between a mental health nursing student and an academic...

Physical health screening for patients with severe mental illness

People with severe mental illness (SMI) are at risk of chronic physical health conditions...

Exploring the merits of the recovery model for mental health nursing in Scotland

Recovery-focused mental health nursing care has been at the forefront of mental health...
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Evidence for joint police and mental health responses for people in mental health crisis

In the UK, police officers who respond to people in mental health crisis must judge whether...

Support time recovery workers: 13 years on

An internet search using the words ‘support time recovery worker’ returns a high number of...

Reflections on a yearly camp at an adult mental health rehabilitation unit

This article describes the implementation and evaluation of an annual camp at a secure unit...
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Early onset dementia

Young onset dementia service provision and its effect on service users and family members

Young onset dementia service provision and its effect on service users and family...

Dementia in people under the age of 65 is not well recognised and is generally treated in...

Implications of tours of duty on service personnel’s mental health

Many service personnel return home from overseas deployment dramatically changed by their...

Peer support training: values, achievements and reflections

The Institute of Mental Health has been delivering accredited peer support training since...

Experiences of bereavement following the death of animals

The human-animal relationship has been much studied over recent years, but little attention...

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