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.

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...

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...

Delivering cognitive behaviour therapy in a secure setting

This article describes a service development aimed at increasing access to cognitive...

Using touch as a way to manage aggression

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

Importance of co-working in family interventions

For patients experiencing psychosis, family work is an effective and important intervention...

Exemption from the smoking ban in mental health hospitals in Wales

The 2007 Welsh smoking ban in public places exempts mental health hospitals. This...

Evaluation of borderline personality disorder awareness workshops for service users and...

The provision of borderline personality disorder (BPD) awareness workshops was a direct...

Introducing a behavioural family therapy approach in a secure setting

Aims To describe the development and the initial results of a behavioural family therapy...

Guidance for novice cognitive behaviour therapy supervisors

The recent much needed increase in the provision of evidenced-based psychological...

Formulation-based risk assessment

Risk assessment remains fundamental to all mental health practice. Use of a framework of...

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