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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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Warning on mums' mental health care

Nearly half of women lack access to perinatal mental healthcare

8-Jul-2014

Mentally ill mothers are missing out on potentially life-saving care because they cannot access NHS services, experts have warned.

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Nursing and those things that make us human

Nursing and those things that make us human

It’s well established that psychiatric nurses have long disregarded the physical health of people with serious, ongoing mental health problems.

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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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