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
A Cochrane review suggests music may have the potential to reduce anxiety for patients who are undergoing interventions to treat coronary heart disease.
Staff may lack confidence in assessing suicide risk. Introducing reflective peer review can improve skills and confidence, maximising opportunities to prevent suicide
A harm reduction service for users of intravenous drugs run by mental health nurses developed into wider healthcare services for this vulnerable group.
Child and adolescent mental health
‘A good resource for health care professionals working with children and adolescents with depression, particularly in primary care.’
Penny Hibberd helps families of those with dementia spend quality time with their relative
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.