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Issues in Mental Health Nursing

Behzad Imani, Sima Mohamad Khan Kermanshahi, Zohreh Vanaki, Anoshiravan Kazemnejad Lili, MohammadReza Zoghipaydar
Emotional intelligence can help nurses improve their clients' satisfaction and health. The aim of this hermeneutic phenomenological study was to explore Iranian hospital nurses' lived experiences of emotional intelligence. Data collection was done through holding ten in-depth semi-structured interviews with ten hospital nurses. Participants were recruited from hospitals affiliated with Hamedan University of Medical Sciences, Hamedan, Iran. Data analysis was done using Van Manen's ( 1997 ) six-step approach and resulted in the development of the main theme of normative interactive management and the following three subthemes of resorting to spiritualities, self-protection, and intelligent resilience...
May 31, 2018: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Morgan C Shields, Hailey Reneau, Sasha M Albert, Leeann Siegel, Nhi-Ha Trinh
Inpatient psychiatric facilities in the United States lack systematic regulation and monitoring of a variety of patient safety concerns. We conducted a qualitative analysis of 61 news articles to identify common causes and types of harms within inpatient psychiatric facilities, with a focus on physical harm. The news articles reported on patient self-harm, patient-patient violence, and violence between patients and staff, noting that youth, older adults, and veterans were especially vulnerable. Harms occurred throughout the care continuum - at admission, during the inpatient stay, and at discharge - and retaliation towards whistleblowers deterred facility accountability...
May 30, 2018: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Frederica Hughes, Joy Vess, Emily Johnson
BACKGROUND: Non-adherence to psychiatric mediations is a nationwide problem for people diagnosed with severe mental illness (SMI). National non-adherence rates for psychotropic medications are estimated to range from 50% to as high as 75%. The project site data is reflective of the national data. AIMS: The aim of this manuscript is to report the impact of Motivational Interviewing Style Adherence Therapy (MISAT) on adherence to psychotropic medication in Veterans living with SMI...
May 30, 2018: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Janna Lesser
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May 30, 2018: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Kheirolnesa Mojahed, Ali Navidian
Hookah smoking during pregnancy is a health concern which requires effective interventions. Thus, the authors have aimed to evaluate the effect of motivational interviewing on craving and dependence on hookah in pregnant women (n = 140) addicted to hookah who reside in the outskirts of Zahedan, a city in southeast of Iran. The subjects were selected using the convenience sampling and randomly divided into either the control or intervention group. The intervention group received five motivational interviewing group sessions about hookah smoking withdrawal, whereas the control group was given the conventional recommendations for quitting hookah...
May 30, 2018: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Myung-Sun Hyun, Kyoung A Nam, Hyunlye Kim
Families of persons with mental illness (PMIs) are considered important resources for PMIs rather than as contributors to their mental illness. However, these families experience not only the burden of caregiving but also social stigma and discrimination in various aspects of their lives, and their psychosocial needs tend to be overlooked. This was a pilot study to explore the effects of a brief empowerment program on the empowerment and quality of life of families of PMIs in South Korea. A repeated-measures design with a control group and pre/post-follow-up testing was used...
May 30, 2018: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Brenda Happell, Sarah Gordon, Julia Bocking, Pete Ellis, Cath Roper, Jackie Liggins, Brett Scholz, Chris Platania-Phung
A crucial development resulting from consumer involvement in mental health services has been engagement as active participants in mental health research, often conducted in collaboration with mental health researchers representing the health disciplines (referred to in this paper as 'other' researchers). Despite progress in mental health consumer research, unequal power relations continue to pose a major barrier. Although power issues are discussed in the literature, there is little research from the perspective of other mental health researchers who have collaborated with consumers on research projects...
May 30, 2018: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Richard Lakeman
A common idiomatic phrase in mental health care is "well known" client, patient, or service user. This phrase is often followed by "to mental health services" or some such, suggesting that a "service" can really know anything. Notwithstanding mental health services, especially public ones are a repository for a lot of information, such as facts about people, their service use, diagnosis, notes and assessments of various kinds; this conglomeration of information is not knowing, any more than a library may be "knowing"...
May 22, 2018: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Dominique Bulgin, Paula Tanabe, Coretta Jenerette
The aim of this systematic review was to synthesize the literature regarding health-related stigma in adolescents and adults living with sickle cell disease (SCD). Four domains were identified from 27 studies: 1) social consequences of stigma, 2) the effect of stigma on psychological well-being, 3) the effect of stigma on physiological well-being, and 4) the impact of stigma on patient-provider relationships and care-seeking behaviors. Current literature revealed that SCD stigma has detrimental consequences...
April 13, 2018: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Stephanie Burnett, Lana Brown, Darla Dee Pettis, Connie Jordan, Stacy Pettus
Communication among Interdisciplinary Healthcare Teams is an essential component of providing optimal patient care. Staff members at one U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs on an Acute Psychiatric Unit identified fragmented communication on the unit and expressed interest in forming an interdisciplinary communication workgroup. This quality improvement (QI) project was designed to enhance communication among the Interdisciplinary Healthcare Team on the Acute Psychiatric Unit. A workgroup was formed and met four times at one-hour intervals...
April 12, 2018: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Bill Moloney, Ian Cameron, Ashley Baker, Johanna Feeney, Anthony Korner, Rachel Kornhaber, Michelle Cleary, Loyola McLean
In this paper, we demonstrate the value of implementing a Trauma-Informed Model of Care in a Community Acute Mental Health Team by providing brief intensive treatment (comprising risk interventions, brief counselling, collaborative formulation and pharmacological treatment). The team utilised the Conversational Model (CM), a psychotherapeutic approach for complex trauma. Key features of the CM are described in this paper using a clinical case study. The addition of the Conversational Model approach to practice has enabled better understandings of consumers' capacities and ways to then engage, converse, and intervene...
April 12, 2018: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Wyona M Freysteinson, Susan Mellott, Tania Celia, Jinlan Du, Marilyn Goff, Tana Plescher, Zoheb Allam
The researchers were invited to a transitional home for homeless women veterans to help veterans with body image issues. Convenience sampling was used to recruit 12 veterans who perceived they had a physical difference due to military service. Data were obtained in focus groups where the veterans were invited to share stories. Ricoeur's hermeneutic phenomenology guided the study. The research team learned early in the data collection stage that 11 of the 12 participants suffered military sexual trauma (MST)...
April 12, 2018: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Mohammad Akbari, Mousa Alavi, Alireza Irajpour, Jahangir Maghsoudi, Violeta Lopez, Michelle Cleary
This paper explored the support needs of family caregivers of people living with a mental illness in Iran. This descriptive study focused on the experiences of 20 family caregivers as well as the views of 29 professional support workers through individual face-to-face interviews. From these interviews three key themes emerged in regards to the care needs of family caregivers: (i) social support; (ii) emotional support; and (iii) safety and security. These themes highlighted the complex role of caring for a family member with a mental illness and the emotional, social and economic challenges that these caregivers experienced as a result...
April 12, 2018: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Sandra P Thomas
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June 2018: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Lisa Ann Davenport
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June 2018: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Min Zhang, Yu-Ping Chang, Yu Jin Liu, Ling Gao, Davina Porock
BACKGROUND: Alzheimer's disease is one of a variety of progressive and ultimately fatal neurodegenerative diseases that are characterized by a number of nervous and mental symptoms and behavior disorders. These problems are likely to cause burden and strain on caregivers. In this study, we demonstrated the level and relationship of burden and strain among caregivers of dementia patients in China. METHODS: A total of 212 caregivers of family members with dementia responded to the survey...
May 2018: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Michelle Cleary, Stacey Wilson, Debra Jackson
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May 2018: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Sandra P Thomas
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May 2018: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Janice Christie
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May 2018: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Michelle Cleary, David Lees, Jan Sayers
Nurses are expected to be loyal to their patients, employer and the nursing profession, while also remaining 'loyal' to their own values and aims as both a person and clinician. Loyalty therefore is of central importance to how we relate to people in personal and professional relationships and may affect our attitude to the organization we work for. This column explores the concept of loyalty, and its role in professional relationships, behaviour and practice. Ways that loyalty can be influential in achieving personal, patient and organizational outcomes are explored and the potential to enhance loyalty is considered...
April 2018: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
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