Mental Health Nursing
News and practice for mental health nurses
Theresa May has unveiled plans for nurses to accompany police officers when they are dealing with those perceived to have a mental illness, particularly when it is likely the individual is going to be detained under the mental health act.
A mental health service found health promotion reduced hospital admissions
Despite guidelines recommending less coercive methods, physical restraint is still commonly used in many UK mental health settings.
We have a strange relationship with death.
Nurses cannot claim to be holistically caring for their patients until they acknowledge and address those patients’ psychological needs
Care in the community
There is some evidence to support the use of cognitive stimulation in dementia care but important questions about its effectiveness remain unanswered.
Niall found an innovative way of remembering everything he needed to complete mental state examinations
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Social Care Institute for Excellence
Mental Health Blog
Rapid tranquillisation on mental health wards is much-debated.
More than 20 organisations, including the Royal College of Nursing, recently signed a statement seeking to rectify misconceptions and inaccurate information about the Liverpool Care Pathway for dying patients.
Resources from SCIE
Research indicates that there are eight main factors that promote dignity in care. Each of these contributes to a person’s sense of self respect, and they should all be present in care.