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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?

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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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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Nurses help design new tool to aid staff in protecting children

20-Mar-2015

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.

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Can we teach the next generation of nurses compassion?

Can we teach the next generation of nurses compassion?

With reviews and reports throwing up questions about whether there exists a lack of compassion in healthcare, Emma Vincent asks if compassion truly is something that can be taught.

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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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