Opinion, analysis and debate
Why is mental health nursing unpopular?Subscription
A US study suggests mental health nurses are viewed negatively by other nurses. Lisa Hitchen asks why.
The proposed Care Quality Commission may have sharper teeth than the existing watchdog but will it improve care for mental health patients, asks Andy Young
Blog: Keep calm and carry onSubscription
When the stress of providing mental healthcare gets too much for Simon Daniels, he has some rather unusual coping mechanisms
According to recent news items in the national press, acute mental health admission wards are not healthy places to be. My immediate response was ‘no kidding’ and I’m sure many of you will know what I mean.
Earlier this month, the British Journal of Psychiatry published an article from 28 psychiatrists that was essentially a call to reassert the ‘authority’ of the science and ideology of medicine in mental health.
Long-term carers risk prolonged psychological distress. Alan Simpson argues that nurses must take the lead in providing them with the support they desperately need.
As I’m sure none of you have failed to notice, we are in the midst of turbulent economic times. People are losing their jobs and their homes, and there is an uncertainty about the future and how we will get ourselves out of this mess.
'Veterans’ mental health is being neglected'Subscription
The terrors of war are never far from the headlines and with UK troops set to return from Iraq by July, treating post-traumatic stress disorder could be a growing part of the work of healthcare professionals.
‘Winter is a challenge for mental health nurses’Subscription
Alison Gadsby on why winter is tough for nurses, especially those working in mental health
Nola Ishmael on why BME nurses still face an uphill struggle to get to the top of the NHS career ladder