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.

Learning to be a transformational leader

This article is an extended personal reflection on the context of learning and leading...

Evaluation of safewards

Background Safewards is a multicomponent, evidence-based conflict and containment reduction...

Using drama to teach interpersonal skills

This article describes and evaluates an educational intervention that used a drama and...

Assessing a six-month dialectical behaviour therapy skills-only group

Background Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) is recognised as a successful treatment for...

Staff attitudes towards people with borderline personality disorder

This article explores and analyses the negative attitudes adopted by some staff towards...

Media portrayal of mentally disordered offenders: a case study

The negative portrayal by the media of people diagnosed with a mental health disorder who...

Involving service users in training in the management of aggression

It is important to involve service users and carers in the education of current and future...

Depathologising sexualities in mental health services

The aim of this article is to critique heteronormative cultural assumptions that inform...

Treating depression in older adults

As a treatment for depression, behavioural activation is as effective as cognitive behaviour...

Economic assessment of a workplace cognitive behaviour therapy service

This article presents a pragmatic economic assessment of an innovative service providing...

Decision making in mental health team meetings

Background Single point of access meetings represent a critical juncture in the lives of...

Living with schizophrenia and atypical medication

Background There is no available evidence providing detailed and valid accounts of how...

Evaluation of an e-prescribing pilot in an inpatient recovery unit

Aim To evaluate an e-prescribing pilot project that took place in a recovery unit in...

Parental mental illness: incidence, assessment and practice

Parental mental illness is a risk factor for a range of negative experiences for children...

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy in clinical practice

NHS staff are expected to implement National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE...

Using touch as a way to manage aggression

This article explores the positive effects of touch, in particular the benefits and...

Are mental health nurses natural smoking cessation practitioners?

People who have mental health problems have higher morbidity and mortality rates than the...

Mental health nurses on prescribing in Ireland

The study described here gauged perceptions of nurse prescribing among non-prescriber mental...

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