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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


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


Do zero tolerance policies deskill nurses?

Do zero tolerance policies deskill nurses? Subscription Required


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


Music therapy can help reduce patients’ distress and increase the quality of their sleep

Using music to reduce anxiety in patients with CHD Subscription Required


A Cochrane review suggests music may have the potential to reduce anxiety for patients who are undergoing interventions to treat coronary heart disease.


Improving confidence in suicide risk assessment

Improving confidence in suicide risk assessment Subscription Required


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


Hepatitis C is prevalent among drug users

From needle exchange to sexual health and beyond Subscription Required


A harm reduction service for users of intravenous drugs run by mental health nurses developed into wider healthcare services for this vulnerable group.


RSS feed for Child and adolescent mental health

Child and adolescent mental health

Medikidz explain Depression

What’s Up With James? Medikidz explain Depression


‘A good resource for health care professionals working with children and adolescents with depression, particularly in primary care.’


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Penny Hibberd

Making time meaningful

Penny Hibberd helps families of those with dementia spend quality time with their relative

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Social Care Institute for Excellence


Nursing Times works with the Social Care Institute for Excellence to provide nurses with resources on mental health

'Let's realise the potential of our practice nurses'


I wonder if anyone was surprised by the recent news that a group of GP practices have been placed into special measures.

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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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