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Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing

Sally Hardy, Gary Winship, Joy Bray
The Skellern Lecture and JPMHN Lifetime Achievement Award is scheduled for 14 June 2018, hosted by University of Greenwich. Each year mental health nurses nominate and vote as peers to identify annual award winners. The Skellern Lecture identifies someone working to showcase the contribution mental health is having on modern society, whilst the Lifetime Achievement is offered in recognition of a dedicated career to mental health and wellbeing agendas. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved...
March 14, 2018: Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
Andrew E P Mitchell
INTRODUCTION: The present study adds to the existing international evidence on psychological distress in the student population by focusing on student nurses. It quantitatively assesses psychological distress with comparative norms and investigates service uptake in in a single study. AIM: Investigate the level of psychological distress in students and compare this with population norms and highlight potential facilitators and barriers to help seeking. METHODS: This study recruited N=121 student nurses from one university in a cross sectional design...
March 6, 2018: Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
Victoria Malone, Roger Harrison, Gavin Daker-White
INTRODUCTION: People with mental illness are up to 3 times more likely to smoke and experience greater challenges and less success when trying to quit, therefore have higher risk of smoking-related morbidity and mortality. There is a lack of evidence on successful interventions to reduce the smoking rates in people living with serve mental illness. A meta-synthesis was undertaken to summarise data from multiple studies to inform the development of future smoking cessation intervention studies...
March 2, 2018: Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
Charley Baker
In comparing professional and lived experience views, it is clear that there are disparities between people's individual knowledge, mental healthcare needs and attitudes towards self harm and suicidality. This Virtual issue gathers together recently published articles that examine the experiences of people who self harm or experience suicidality and the people who care for them. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
February 27, 2018: Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
Sevecen Çelik İnce, Neslihan Partlak Günüşen, Özgü Serçe
BACKGROUND: Mental health nurses play an important role in improving the physical health of individuals with mental illnesses. However, there are limited studies of their attitudes and practices about physical health. Therefore, there is a need for qualitative studies to clarify the issue. AIM: The aim of this study was to determine mental health nurses' opinions about physical health care for individuals with mental illness. METHODS: This study was carried out in Turkey...
February 25, 2018: Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
Maree Inder, Marie Crowe
INTRODUCTION: The primary outcomes from this study of psychotherapy for young people with bipolar disorder identified that most participants had continued to remain well. Given that up to 80% of people relapse within two years, it was important to establish how these participants described the process of staying well. AIM: To examine how participants in a psychotherapy for young people with bipolar disorder study at five-year follow-up described their experiences of the intervention and its impact on living with the disorder...
February 8, 2018: Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
Buket Şimşek Arslan, Kadriye Buldukoglu
INTRODUCTION: Although it is recognized that suffering a mental illness is a traumatic experience, the fact that this can lead to posttraumatic growth and the variables that may affect the situation are rarely discussed in the literature. AIM: This study was conducted to determine the effects of coping styles and nursing care perceptions on posttraumatic growth in mental disorders. METHOD: The descriptive study was conducted at a psychiatric clinic with a personal information form and three scale test...
January 25, 2018: Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
Ceri Wilson, Lorna Rouse, Sarah Rae, Manaan Kar Ray
INTRODUCTION: Physical restraint has negative consequences for all involved and international calls for its reduction have emerged. Some restraint reduction interventions have been developed, but limited qualitative research explores suggestions on how to reduce physical restraint (and feasibility issues with implementation) from those directly involved. AIM: To explore mental health patients' and staff members' suggestions for reducing physical restraint. METHOD: Interviews were conducted with 13 inpatients and 22 staff members with experience of restraint on adult mental health inpatient wards in one UK National Health Service Trust...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
Vanessa Louise Burshnic, Natalie Douglas, Robert Michael Barker
INTRODUCTION: Implementing person-centered care requires shared attitudes, beliefs, and values among all care employees. Existing research has failed to examine the attitudes of non-nursing employees. AIM: This study examined attitudes toward aggression among nursing and non-nursing employees to address gaps in existing research and assess readiness for wider adoption of person-centered frameworks. METHOD: The Management of Aggression in People with Dementia Attitude Questionnaire was used to survey attitudes of employees in Michigan-based nursing homes...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
Kristianna Dam, Durita G Joensen, Elisabeth O C Hall
INTRODUCTION: An estimated 23% of children worldwide live with a parent experiencing mental illness. These children are exposed to emotional and psychosocial challenges. Little is known about these children when living in small-scale societies. AIM: To explore how adults, who as children lived with parents experiencing mental illness in a small-scale society, recalled their childhood life. METHOD: Individual interviews with 11 adults were analysed using content analysis...
December 29, 2017: Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
Marlene Taube-Schiff, Christo El Morr, Alyssa Counsell, Aiden Mehak, Jackie Gollan
INTRODUCTION: We evaluated the Checklist of Unit Behaviors (CUB) questionnaire in a novel mental health setting: a day hospital within a large acute care general hospital. The CUB measures two factors, Avoidance or Approach, of the patients' engagement with the treatment milieu within the previous 24 hours. AIM: A Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) was conducted to validate the CUB's original two factor structure in an outpatient day program. METHOD: Psychiatric outpatients (N=163) completed the CUB daily while participating in a day hospital program in Toronto, Canada...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
Rahul Jalil, Geoffrey L Dickens
INTRODUCTION: Emotional regulation is important in mental health nursing practice but individual emotions may require different regulation strategies. There is ample evidence that nurses experience anger specifically during their work, for example when experiencing patient aggression. It is, therefore, important to consolidate what is known about how anger manifests in mental health nursing practice. AIM: We aimed to systematically identify, evaluate, and synthesise results from studies about mental health nurses and anger, where anger was measured objectively...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
Gritt Overbeck, Marius Brostrøm Kousgaard, Annette Sofie Davidsen
INTRODUCTION: In collaborative care models for anxiety and depression the care manager (CM), often a mental health nurse, has a key role. However, the work and challenges related to this role remain poorly investigated. AIM: To explore CMs' experiences of their work and the challenges they face when implementing their role in a collaborative care intervention in the Capital Region of Denmark. METHODS: Interviews with eight CMs, a group-interview with five CMs, and a recording of one supervision session were analyzed by thematic analysis...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
Elaine McMullan, Anjula Gupta, Sylvie Collins
INTRODUCTION: Mental health nursing (MHN) staff in acute settings work with voice hearers at times of crises when experiencing high levels of distress. Previous research has focused on community mental health staff experiences and their service users views on exploring the content of voices. No studies have explored this from an acute mental health service perspective. AIM: The present study therefore sought to explore staff experiences of working with voice hearers in an acute mental health service...
December 27, 2017: Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
J Collet, M E de Vugt, J M G A Schols, G J J A Engelen, B Winkens, F R J Verhey
WHAT IS ALREADY KNOWN ABOUT THE SUBJECT: Working in long-term care is seen as a stressful, physically and mentally demanding occupation, and thus, nursing staff are at risk for work and stress-related diseases. In older patients, psychiatric illnesses often occur in combination with physical illnesses, requiring nursing care that is specific to these combined care needs. The impact of caring for these patients on the mental well-being of nurses is unknown. WHAT THIS PAPER ADDS TO EXISTING KNOWLEDGE: Nursing staff working on specialized units for patients with combined care needs experience high levels of self-efficacy in combination with strong feelings of self-rated competence...
March 2018: Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
M Crowe
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March 2018: Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
W Liu, Y-M Li, Y Peng
WHAT IS KNOWN ON THE SUBJECT?: Many nursing students have inadequate preparation for practice in mental health nursing in the United States and China. The concept of mental illness has different connotations in different cultures. Studies differ from country to country concerning the influence of nursing education on students' knowledge about and attitudes towards mental disorders. There is a lack of cross-cultural research that takes a broad perspective to explore how nursing students' knowledge and beliefs about mental disorders are influenced by the culture within education and healthcare systems...
March 2018: Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
C Wagstaff, H Graham, R Salkeld
This study is a follow-on study to a study into the experiences of disengagement from mental health services for men who described their ethnic identity as "black." The aim of this study was to understand the same phenomenon from a clinician's perspective. WHAT IS KNOWN ON THE SUBJECT?: Literature highlights that people from ethnic minority backgrounds experience some difficulties engaging with mental health services; Disengagement from mental health services is a complex phenomenon that occurs for a variety of different reasons; Only one paper previously has investigated clinicians' perspective on disengagement from mental health services; WHAT THE STUDY ADDS TO EXISTING KNOWLEDGE?: This study demonstrates that clinicians are aware that stigma and medication impact upon engagement with mental health services, which were also important components of the patients experience...
March 2018: Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
Robyn H McCarron, Joanna Eade, Enys Delmage
INTRODUCTION: Studies have found a low availability and appreciation of clinical supervision, especially for health care assistants (HCAs). Qualitative research is needed to further understand this. AIMS: Increase understanding of nurses' and HCAs' experiences of, and access to, clinical supervision. Identify nurses' and HCAs' perceptions of the value and function of clinical supervision. Assess how interventions affect staff's experiences of clinical supervision...
December 21, 2017: Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
C A Dunster-Page, K Berry, L Wainwright, G Haddock
WHAT IS KNOWN ON THE SUBJECT?: The strength of a relationship between people with mental health difficulties and professionals has been linked to patients feeling suicidal. A relationship has been found between how defeated and trapped people with mental health difficulties feel and how suicidal they feel. WHAT THIS PAPER ADDS TO EXISTING KNOWLEDGE?: This study explored the relationship between alliance, suicidality, defeat and entrapment in people admitted to mental health wards as previous research has focused on people in the community...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
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