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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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Identifying parents with learning disabilities

Identifying parents with learning disabilities Subscription Required

23-May-2014

Various tools can help to identify people with learning disabilities but more research is needed to find out how useful they are in identifying parents with learning disabilities

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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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Millions 'depressed by body image'

Millions 'depressed by body image', say campaigners

13-Oct-2014

Millions of people in the UK are depressed because of the way they think they look, according to a new campaign aimed at changing attitudes to body image.

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'Recognise the vital role of mental health services'

The current focus on acute hospital care in the wake of the Francis report may be robbing mental health services of their nurses.

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'Community nurses do have the power to save our NHS'

'Community nurses do have the power to save our NHS' Subscription Required

19-Sep-2014

In advance of the Queen’s Nursing Institute’s annual conference, I have been reflecting on the collective power of community nurses to improve the health of our nation - and when I say “community nurses” I mean nurses across the whole range of specialties.

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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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