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
Nursing Times Learning has launched a new unit on how to tell the difference between dementia, delirium and depression in older people, to ensure they receive the right care.
Staff may lack confidence in assessing suicide risk. Introducing reflective peer review can improve skills and confidence, maximising opportunities to prevent suicide
To help meet the nation’s future health challenges, Public Health England has drawn up a set of areas health professionals can focus on to positively impact on public health.
Child and adolescent mental health
An extra £7.6m will be invested every year in mental health services for children and young people in Wales, ministers have announced.
'When I lost my baby I didn't receive the support I should've afterwards; but there is hope for others'
Last week I attended a conference to celebrate staff dedication and commitment to patient care at the trust in which I do the majority of my placements.
Social Care Institute for Excellence
Mental Health Blog
So after months of campaigning, and commentators pontificating about the implications of all the different coalition permutations, we have a majority government after all.
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.