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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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Differentiating dementia, delirium and depression

Differentiating dementia, delirium and depression

13-Apr-2015

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.

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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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Reducing smoking is one of the seven priorities for improving the public's health

Seven priorities to improve public health Subscription Required

20-Apr-2015

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.

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Welsh ministers announce funding boost for mental health

Welsh ministers announce funding boost for mental health

22-May-2015

An extra £7.6m will be invested every year in mental health services for children and young people in Wales, ministers have announced.

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'When I lost my baby I didn't receive the support I should've afterwards; but there is hope for others'

'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.

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'Now take a look at the Conservative manifesto and see what you've been promised'

11-May-2015

So after months of campaigning, and commentators pontificating about the implications of all the different coalition permutations, we have a majority government after all.

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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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