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.

Supporting veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder

The very nature of working in conflict zones makes former soldiers vulnerable to symptoms of...

Cognitive behaviour therapy for schizophrenia in a community mental health team

This article describes an audit of national guidelines for cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT...

The potential benefits of colour in supporting people with compulsive hoarding disorder

Public health officials are beginning to recognise the significance of compulsive hoarding...

Behavioural activation: self-help options for depression

Mental health professionals are increasingly expected to deliver evidence-based...

Books, meaning and hope

A reading group was set up to address a lack of collaborative social activities for people...

The effectiveness of drama therapy for children who have witnessed domestic abuse

Witnessing domestic violence can have a devastating effect on children’s development...

Time to address inappropriate use of section 62 ‘urgent treatment’

There are concerns that urgent treatment under section 62 of the Mental Health Act 1983 is...

Does the practice of care planning live up to the theory for mental health nursing...

Care planning should be a collaboration between the service user, caregivers and the...

Deliberate self-harm among adults in prisons

This article explores barriers that prevent or interfere with the implementation of policies...

Acute inpatient care in the UK. Part 2: managing risk

Clients in acute mental health wards are at risk of weight gain associated with...

Alcohol liaison services in a general hospital

This article reports on the first year of an alcohol specialist liaison nurse working in a...

Facial affect recognition and mental health

Not being able to accurately detect and respond to the emotions conveyed in the facial...

Acute inpatient care in the UK. Part 1: recovery-oriented wards

Service users, staff and carers have long expressed dissatisfaction with the quality of...

Boundaries in advanced nursing practice: the benefits of group supervision

Aim The aim of this study was to identify the effects of a clinical supervision group on the...

A team approach to borderline personality disorder

In an acute admissions unit for adults with mental health problems staff were often faced...

Delivering training with a colleague: How to make co-training work

Co-training can be an excellent experience for students and trainers alike, and can support...

Eating disorders and artificial re-feeding

This article is a literature review into the efficiency of artificial re-feeding in eating...

Non-medical prescribers in substance misuse services in England and Scotland: a mapping...

Aims To locate all non-medical prescribers working in substance misuse services in England...

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