Mental Health Nursing
News and practice for mental health nurses
Providing Indian head message to inpatients in an acute mental health unit had physical and psychological effects, and also improved the atmosphere on the ward
Despite guidelines recommending less coercive methods, physical restraint is still commonly used in many UK mental health settings.
Anxiety and depression
Brief interventions - “having a word” at the right time - can be effective in making people reconsider their drinking behaviour and cut their alcohol intake significantly
Child and adolescent mental health
If you want to stimulate your toddler’s mind, place the tot in a high chair, provide a plentiful supply of gloopy non-solid food such as jelly or porridge - and stand well back.
Last month, I wrote in defence of social media, talking about how nurses can embrace the positives and avoid the negatives. But what about people who engage with healthcare in a non-professional capacity - that is, the service users and their carers?
Social Care Institute for Excellence
Mental Health Blog
When the announcement came that the three acute mental health wards in the unit I worked were to become single-sex, there was uproar.
Palliative care is widely accepted as best practice end-of-life care and is concerned with promoting and maintaining the best possible quality of life.
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.