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Mental Health Nursing

News and practice for mental health nurses

Reducing antipsychotic drugs in care homes

Reducing antipsychotic drugs in care homes Subscription Required

30-May-2014

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

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Do zero tolerance policies deskill nurses?

Do zero tolerance policies deskill nurses? Subscription Required

30-Jan-2014

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

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One study found support groups did not effectively address psychosocial needs

Tailoring cancer support to patients' needs Subscription Required

23-Feb-2015

Hospital-based support groups are unable to meet the diverse needs of patients with cancer, and are being phased out in favour of more individualised support.

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Improving confidence in suicide risk assessment

Improving confidence in suicide risk assessment Subscription Required

27-Jun-2014

Staff may lack confidence in assessing suicide risk. Introducing reflective peer review can improve skills and confidence, maximising opportunities to prevent suicide

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Managing misuse of novel psychoactive substances

Managing misuse of novel psychoactive substances Subscription Required

23-May-2014

Health professionals need to be aware of emerging novel psychoactive substances as their use is increasing, particularly among younger people

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Nurses working with ADHD patients able to apply for pharma bursary

Nurses working with ADHD patients able to apply for bursary

4-Mar-2015

All nurses – specialist and non-specialist – who support people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are being urged to apply for a bursary to help fund a project or initiative.

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Stories can offer a window into your patients' world

2-Feb-2015

Storytelling has been a cornerstone of education and culture across the world for centuries.

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Dignity in care Subscription Required

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.

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