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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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Therapies for chronic post-traumatic stress disorder

Therapies for chronic post-traumatic stress disorder

12-Dec-2014

A large-scale meta-analysis of studies of psychological treatment approaches for adults with symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder shows some perform better than waiting list/usual care

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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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Increasing recognition of childhood incontinence

Increasing recognition of childhood incontinence Subscription Required

23-Jan-2015

A pilot project is training health professionals to recognise continence problems in children during routine appointments, to ensure they receive early intervention.

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How many of us practice care with the assumption that our level of compassion meets the needs of the patient?

How many of us practice care with the assumption that our level of compassion meets the needs of the patient?

Do we ever compare previous patient experience, rather than base our care on the ‘facts’ in front of us? Have there been times when assumptions have been made, conclusions drawn, and the situation in fact made worse?

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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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