Category list : Mental health
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Depression symptoms that steadily increase in older adults are more strongly linked to dementia than any other types of depression, and, according to Dutch researchers.
How mindfulness can benefit nursing practiceSubscription
Mindfulness can positively affect how nurses feel and cope with the pressures of their work, thereby resulting in better self-care and improved patient outcomes
Using a CBT approach to manage low back painSubscription
Low back pain is a major cause of disability and a financial burden on healthcare. A training programme was developed to treat it with a cognitive behavioural approach
Concerns have been raised that nurses could become involved in the coercive treatment of patients with mental health problems who may in the future be denied welfare benefits if they refuse therapy.
New post to boost mental health nursing researchSubscription
A new academic position focusing on mental health nursing is to be based at the University of Essex, it has been announced.
Mental health services with higher levels of staff turnover have higher patient suicide rates, according to UK researchers.
“Anorexia could be ‘contagious’ in girls’ schools,” the Daily Telegraph reports, while the Mail Online claims that, “Pushy parents are driving children to eating disorders.”
Mental health services face “significant risks” in meeting new national waiting time targets, in particular due to a lack of understanding of the required number of staff, a report by the national audit body has found.
Patient narratives offer a valuable opportunity for nurses to reflect on patient care but can also be used to challenge clinical practice and inform change
Using online tools to treat alcohol misuseSubscription
Stigma and difficulty accessing services may prevent people from seeking treatment for alcohol misuse, but digital tools can overcome some of the barriers they experience