Mental Health Nursing
News and practice for mental health nurses
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The risks of antipsychotic drugs to people with dementia are well known. A review by pharmacists with care home staff led to the drugs being reduced or discontinued
A zero tolerance approach to violence and aggression has been widely adopted in healthcare but health professionals must be flexible in how they tackle such situations
Anxiety and depression
Nursing Times Learning has launched a new unit on how to tell the difference between dementia, delirium and depression in older people, to ensure they receive the right care.
Staff may lack confidence in assessing suicide risk. Introducing reflective peer review can improve skills and confidence, maximising opportunities to prevent suicide
To help meet the nation’s future health challenges, Public Health England has drawn up a set of areas health professionals can focus on to positively impact on public health.
Child and adolescent mental health
An extra £7.6m will be invested every year in mental health services for children and young people in Wales, ministers have announced.
I started my third year two weeks ago and am filled with fear; of failure, of success, and of procrastination.
Social Care Institute for Excellence
Mental Health Blog
I wonder if anyone was surprised by the recent news that a group of GP practices have been placed into special measures.
At the end of the 1990s I worked as a practice development nurse at the Chesterfield Royal Hospital.
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.