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
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.
Staff may lack confidence in assessing suicide risk. Introducing reflective peer review can improve skills and confidence, maximising opportunities to prevent suicide
Health professionals need to be aware of emerging novel psychoactive substances as their use is increasing, particularly among younger people
Child and adolescent mental health
A new assessment tool to help nursing staff protect children from sexual exploitation was launched this week by South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
Emma Selby found that unconventional methods resulted in unrivalled results with her patients
Social Care Institute for Excellence
Mental Health Blog
Storytelling has been a cornerstone of education and culture across the world for centuries.
Having facilitated more than a dozen Schwartz Rounds, I have come to realise that being a health professional is an extremely odd lifestyle choice.
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.