Category list : Anxiety
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Opposition parties in Scotland have called for the full publication of a report into the “shocking” treatment of patients at a Dundee mental health unit, after BBC report leaked information on “risky” restraints.
’This may be useful for people with mild depression or anxiety who are seeking ways to reduce these symptoms without medication.’
Clinical psychology. A very short introductionSubscription
’I would be recommending this as essential reading to any psychology student but probably more so to anyone who regularly has conversations with others about anxiety, stress or any psychological issue’
After a trauma such as coming close to death, intensive care patients may develop post-traumatic stress disorder. A small pilot study shows benefits of eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing therapy. This article comes with a handout for a journal club discussion
A study has explored how patients who had self-harmed experienced their care on an acute medical unit at the Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital
For many years the mental health issues of new fathers were ignored, but this is changing and awareness, assessment, recognition and treatment are improving
Autism Supporting difficultiesSubscription
’This book looks at different situations that cause anxiety within children who are autistic’
A form of psychotherapy that can be delivered by nurses helps patients overcome health anxiety and could prevent thousands of unnecessary trips to GP surgeries and hospitals, a trial has indicated.
Listening, Learning, Caring & CounsellingSubscription
’This book is a welcome addition to the therapeutic communication resources available and is a great way of introducing the new ”Listening, Learning, Caring & Counselling” model.’
Calming Your Anxious ChildSubscription
’This book may be a useful resource for parents with an anxious child’
“Worried well ‘make themselves sick’,” reports The Daily Telegraph.
Mindfulness for Unravelling AnxietySubscription
’This is a book with a wide appeal and could be of benefit for many people who face anxiety in their lives and want approaches to face it and work through it’
Jan Royal and Craig Meager discuss supporting nursing students in the emergency department of a regional Major Trauma Centre.
’One of the keys aspects of the book is the focus on positive thinkin’
Psychological treatments may be effective in treating symptoms of anxiety and depression that are associated with dementia
The results of a Cochrane review, which explored the efficacy of pharmacotherapy as a treatment for anxiety in the presence of comorbid alcohol disorders
’This book could be useful for anyone in or out of the professional arena but would be particularly suitable for newly qualified nurses as a resource for handling those first few stressful days, weeks or months of their careers.
What’s stopping you? Being More ConfidentSubscription
’This book will resonate with anyone, from student to senior manager, who doubts their ability or worries that they are not capable or could achieve more with the opportunities that have been presented to them.’
'Lonely' seems to be the hardest wordSubscription
With more and more of us living in single person households, Hazel explores the impact this is having on mental health.
Mindfulness training may help patients with IBDSubscription
Training in meditation and other mindfulness techniques brings lasting improvements in mental health and quality of life for patients with inflammatory bowel diseases, according to researchers.
Are student nurses disillusioned with nursing?Subscription
In this age of (over)sharing on social media, I am fully aware of the negative impact the proposed changes to the NHS are having on the morale of student nurses.
Reducing dehydration in residents of care homesSubscription
Involving all staff in strategies to improve hydration among residents enabled a care home to reduce health problems and improve the general atmosphere in the home
'Does mindfulness have a place in healthcare?'Subscription
Mindfulness has become a hot topic over the last few years.
Interviews; there is no getting away from them, and since I began my journey to become a nurse I have endured a number of them.
'We must act on anxiety experienced by students'Subscription
As a student at university I have never been a stranger to stress, but it was not until recently that I discovered first-hand the negative effects of the more serious aspects of anxiety.
“Bullied children are five times more at risk of anxiety than those maltreated,” reports the Daily Mail.
Tailoring cancer support to patients' needsSubscription
Hospital-based support groups are unable to meet the diverse needs of patients with cancer, and are being phased out in favour of more individualised support
A strategy for maintaining student wellbeingSubscription
Wellbeing interventions often focus on resolving problems, but a preventative strategy has been developed to help students and others cope more effectively
NICE launches consultation on potential reward and incentive indicators for GPs’ surgeries and to help clinical commissioners set priorities.
How many of us practice care with the assumption that our level of compassion meets the needs of the patient?Subscription
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?
“Teenage anxiety: Tailored treatment needed,” BBC News reports, saying a “one-size-fits-all approach to treating teenagers with anxiety problems may be putting their futures at risk.”
Breast and prostate cancer patients could cut their risk of dying by walking just one mile a day, it has been suggested.
A course designed to provide support, training and stress relief for dementia carers has been shown to reduce depression and anxiety.
Parkinson's patients 'scared' of hospital admissionVideoSubscription
Patients with Parkinson’s disease are being subjected to a “frustrating and scandalous” standard of care when in hospitals, a charity has warned.
Vitamin D supplements can reduce chronic painSubscription
Vitamin D supplements can improve the symptoms of a debilitating chronic pain disorder that affects around one in 25 people, mostly women.
New guidance from NICE on social anxiety disorder aims to reduce delays in diagnosis and treatment, and to improve the quality of life of people with the disorder
What do you wish for Christmas?Subscription
This Christmas a close friend of mine will be dividing her time between her family and caring for her mother with dementia.
The rising cost of utility bills is the biggest source of financial concern facing nurses, our survey suggests, with one in five respondents citing this as the main reason for money worries.
Girls who reach puberty earlier than their peers are less active and have a poorer quality of life, according to new research.
Benefits of arrhythmia care coordinatorsSubscription
The British Heart Foundation ran a pilot to improve care pathways for patients with long-term arrhythmias by giving them access to a dedicated care coordinator
”Eating fish during pregnancy can help reduce feelings of anxiety ahead of giving birth,” advises The Daily Telegraph.
Mindfulness based therapy is a useful self help technique. This case study shows how it helped one patient to recover from anxiety after giving up alcohol
Nurses deal with new and challenging situations in their day-to-day practice. Case studies are a way of sharing these experiences and offering possible solutions
The basic principles of nursing care and monitoring for patients with tracheostomies
Marie Frame, BA, RMN, is community psychiatric nurse, Clydesdale focused intervention team, NHS Lanarkshire; Pauline Hanlon, BNspq, PGD (management), RMN, RMNH, is clinical governance coordinator, Motherwell/Clydesdale clinical management team, NHS Lanarkshire; Gus MacLean, RMN is community psychiatric nurse, Motherwell focused intervention team, NHS Lanarkshire; Des Nolan, RMN, RGN, BA, is community psychiatric nurse, Wishaw focused intervention team, NHS Lanarkshire; Polash Shajahan, ...