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International Journal of Mental Health Nursing

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229546/lessons-from-the-past-family-involvement-in-patient-admission-and-discharge-beechworth-lunatic-asylum-1900-1912
#1
Eileen Clark
In this study, document analysis is used to examine case books from the Beechworth Lunatic Asylum with the aim of determining the extent of family involvement in patients' admission and discharge. There were 420 male and 278 female patients admitted in the study period, with over half transferred from other Victorian asylums. Next of kin were identified for 64% of male and 84% of female patients. Families were involved in the admission of 52 (12%) male and 50 (18%) female patients, usually by bringing patients to the asylum or providing evidence of behavioural changes...
February 23, 2017: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220616/exploring-the-relationship-between-activities-and-emotional-experience-using-a-diary-in-a-mental-health-inpatient-setting
#2
Fredrik Folke, Timo Hursti, Jonathan W Kanter, Hans Arinell, Stefan Tungström, Per Söderberg, Lisa Ekselius
Mental health inpatient milieus have repeatedly been found to be associated with passivity, social disengagement, and low levels of interaction with staff. However, little is known about patients' experiences related to different ward activities. In the present study, we aimed to study the reports of activities and associated experiences of patients admitted to acute psychiatric inpatient wards. Disengaged, inactive, and solitary activities were hypothesized to be associated with less reward and more distress than their counterparts...
February 20, 2017: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205346/do-professional-boundaries-limit-trust
#3
Elizabeth Smythe, Julia Hennessy, Max Abbott, Frances Hughes
The present study uses stories of mental health support workers talking about their relationship with clients to wonder about how trust might be limited by the professional boundaries of nursing. The writing arose out of an appreciative inquiry study looking at the role of mental health support workers. Participants talked about how they worked with their clients. As researchers, we were struck by the depth of trust that was built between worker and client. We have brought a phenomenological lens to wonder about the nature of trust, as shown in the data...
February 15, 2017: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185369/sensory-overload-a-concept-analysis
#4
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Stefan Scheydt, Maria Müller Staub, Fritz Frauenfelder, Gunnar H Nielsen, Johann Behrens, Ian Needham
In the context of mental disorders sensory overload is a widely described phenomenon used in conjunction with psychiatric interventions such as removal from stimuli. However, the theoretical foundation of sensory overload as addressed in the literature can be described as insufficient and fragmentary. To date, the concept of sensory overload has not yet been sufficiently specified or analyzed. The aim of the study was to analyze the concept of sensory overload in mental health care. A literature search was undertaken using specific electronic databases, specific journals and websites, hand searches, specific library catalogues, and electronic publishing databases...
February 9, 2017: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165178/experience-of-providing-cultural-safety-in-mental-health-to-aboriginal-patients-a-grounded-theory-study
#5
Shirley McGough, Dianne Wynaden, Michael Wright
The need for mental health clinicians to practice cultural safety is vital in ensuring meaningful care and in moving towards improving the mental health outcomes for Aboriginal people. The concept of cultural safety is particularly relevant to mental health professionals as it seeks to promote cultural integrity and the promotion of social justice, equity and respect. A substantive theory that explained the experience of providing cultural safety in mental health care to Aboriginal patients was developed using grounded theory methodology...
February 6, 2017: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160392/enabling-healthy-living-experiences-of-people-with-severe-mental-illness-in-psychiatric-outpatient-services
#6
Marjut Blomqvist, Anna Sandgren, Ing-Marie Carlsson, Henrika Jormfeldt
It is well known that people with severe mental illness have a reduced life expectancy and a greater risk of being affected by preventable physical illnesses such as metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. There are still, however, only a few published studies focusing on what enables healthy living for this group. This study thus aimed to describe what enables healthy living among people with severe mental illness in psychiatric outpatient services. The data were collected in qualitative interviews (n = 16) and content analysis was used to analyze the data...
February 3, 2017: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160384/australian-mental-health-care-practitioners-practices-and-attitudes-for-encouraging-smoking-cessation-and-tobacco-harm-reduction-in-smokers-with-severe-mental-illness
#7
Ratika Sharma, Carla Meurk, Stephanie Bell, Pauline Ford, Coral Gartner
Reducing the burden of physical illness among people living with severe mental illnesses (SMI) is a key priority. Smoking is strongly associated with SMIs resulting in excessive smoking related morbidity and mortality in smokers with SMI. Smoking cessation advice and assistance from mental health practitioners would assist with reducing smoking and smoking-related harms in this group. This study examined the attitudes and practices of Australian mental health practitioners towards smoking cessation and tobacco harm reduction for smokers with SMI, including adherence to the 5As (ask, assess, advise, assist and arrange follow up) of smoking cessation...
February 3, 2017: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160378/job-satisfaction-and-resilience-in-psychiatric-nurses-a-study-at-the-institute-of-mental-health-singapore
#8
Zhimin Zheng, Poornima Gangaram, Huiting Xie, Stephanie Chua, Samantha Bee Cheng Ong, Sioh Eng Koh
Job satisfaction ranks highly as one of the main factors influencing turnover rates among nurses. Mental health nursing has been reported to be a particularly stressful specialty, yet little is known about the level of job satisfaction among psychiatric nurses in Singapore. Resilience is defined as a means of adapting to stress at the workplace, and could serve as a factor influencing job satisfaction. The present study aimed to explore the current level of job satisfaction among psychiatric nurses working in the only tertiary psychiatric institution in Singapore, the influencing factors, and the relationship between resilience and job satisfaction...
February 3, 2017: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160371/effect-of-immersive-workplace-experience-on-undergraduate-nurses-mental-health-clinical-confidence
#9
Christopher Patterson, Lorna Moxham, Ellie K Taylor, Dana Perlman, Renee Brighton, Susan Sumskis, Tim Heffernan, Benjamin Lee-Bates
Preregistration education needs to ensure that student nurses are properly trained with the required skills and knowledge, and have the confidence to work with people who have a mental illness. With increased attention on non-traditional mental health clinical placements, further research is required to determine the effects of non-traditional mental health clinical placements on mental health clinical confidence. The aim of the present study was to investigate the impact of a non-traditional mental health clinical placement on mental health nursing clinical confidence compared to nursing students undergoing traditional clinical placements...
February 3, 2017: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145617/improving-exchange-with-consumers-within-mental-health-organizations-recognizing-mental-ill-health-experience-as-a-sneaky-special-degree
#10
Brett Scholz, Julia Bocking, Brenda Happell
Stigmatizing views towards consumers may be held even by those working within mental health organizations. Contemporary mental health policies require organizations to work collaboratively with consumers in producing and delivering services. Using social exchange theory, which emphasises mutual exchange to maximise benefits in partnership, the current study explores the perspectives of those working within organizations that have some level of consumer leadership. Interviews were conducted with 14 participants from a range of mental health organizations...
February 1, 2017: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102616/development-and-psychometric-testing-of-the-attitudes-subjective-norms-perceived-behavioural-control-and-intention-to-pursue-a-career-in-mental-health-nursing-scale
#11
Mark Wilbourn, Yenna Salamonson, Lucie Ramjan, Sungwon Chang
The aim of the present study was to develop and test the psychometric properties of the Attitudes, Subjective Norms, Perceived Behavioural Control, and Intention to Pursue a Career in Mental Health Nursing (ASPIRE) scale, an instrument to assess nursing students' intention to work in mental health nursing. Understanding the factors influencing undergraduate nursing students' career intentions might lead to improved recruitment strategies. However, there are no standardized tools to measure and assess students' intention to pursue a career in mental health nursing...
January 19, 2017: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093900/who-is-responsible-for-metabolic-screening-for-mental-health-clients-taking-antipsychotic-medications
#12
Tamara Ward, Dianne Wynaden, Karen Heslop
Metabolic syndrome is common in mental health consumer populations, and is linked to cardiovascular disease, stroke and diabetes. Metabolic screening is a way of recognising consumers who are at risk of developing metabolic syndrome but internationally screening rates remain low. A retrospective audit was completed at one Australian public mental health service on the case files of 100 randomly selected consumers to determine nurses level of compliance with metabolic screening policies over a 12 month period...
January 17, 2017: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075067/national-implementation-of-a-mental-health-service-model-a-survey-of-crisis-resolution-teams-in-england
#13
Brynmor Lloyd-Evans, Bethan Paterson, Steve Onyett, Ellie Brown, Hannah Istead, Richard Gray, Claire Henderson, Sonia Johnson
In response to pressures on mental health inpatient beds and a perceived 'crisis in acute care', Crisis Resolution Teams (CRTs), acute home treatment services, were implemented nationally in England following the NHS Plan in the year 2000: an unprecedentedly prescriptive policy mandate for three new types of functional community mental health team. We examined the effects of this mandate on implementation of the CRT service model. Two hundred and eighteen CRTs were mapped in England, including services in all 65 mental health administrative regions...
January 11, 2017: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054432/effect-of-family-sense-of-coherence-on-internalized-stigma-and-health-related-quality-of-life-among-individuals-with-schizophrenia
#14
Chiu-Yueh Hsiao, Huei-Lan Lu, Yun-Fang Tsai
Health-related quality of life is an increasingly critical outcome of mental healthcare, yet its disease-independent attributes, particularly family-focused resilient indicators, for individuals with schizophrenia have not been explicitly examined. The aim of this study was to explore the degree of health-related quality of life and to examine the mediating effect of family sense of coherence on internalized stigma and health-related quality of life in individuals with schizophrenia. A cross-sectional and correlational study design was used...
January 5, 2017: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042908/preparing-mental-health-professionals-for-new-directions-in-mental-health-practice-evaluating-the-sensory-approaches-e-learning-training-package
#15
Pamela Meredith, Harriet Yeates, Amanda Greaves, Michelle Taylor, Maddy Slattery, Michelle Charters, Melissa Hill
The application of sensory modulation approaches in mental health settings is growing in recognition internationally. However, a number of barriers have been identified as limiting the implementation of the approach, including workplace culture and a lack of accessible and effective sensory approaches training. The aim of this project was to investigate the efficacy of providing this training through a custom-designed e-learning package. Participants in the present study were predominately nurses and occupational therapists working in mental health settings in Queensland, Australia...
January 2, 2017: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032404/appreciating-the-work-of-nurses-caring-for-adults-with-intellectual-disability-and-mental-health-issues
#16
Chris Taua, Christine Neville
This paper presents findings from a study exploring the nurses' experience of caring for adults with intellectual disability and mental health issues in inpatient settings. Semi structured interviews were undertaken with 13 nurses from various regions of New Zealand. Methods suggested by an Appreciative Inquiry methodology were used to explore the nurses' positive experiences of their role. Interviews were transcribed and analysed using open coding and Leximancer (an online data mining tool) analysis to identify dominant themes in the discourse...
December 29, 2016: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026142/thinking-families-a-study-of-the-characteristics-of%C3%A2-the-workforce-that-delivers-family-focussed-practice
#17
Melinda Goodyear, Darryl Maybery, Andrea Reupert, Rebecca Allchin, Cait Fraser, Sabin Fernbacher, Rose Cuff
Parenting with mental illness is not uncommon and is often associated with a range of challenges for parents, children, and the family unit. Family-focussed practice involves the provision of services to the wider family system, including children. While family-focussed practice is important to consumers and their families, adult mental health practitioners do not routinely discuss parenting or children with their clients, nor work closely with the whole family. In the present study, we aimed to examine the characteristics of practitioners from Australian adult mental health services associated with family-focussed practices...
December 27, 2016: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026106/recovery-concept-in-a-norwegian-setting-to-be-examined-by-the-assertive-community-treatment-model-and-mixed-methods
#18
Ann-Mari Lofthus, Heidi Westerlund, Dagfinn Bjørgen, Jonas Christoffer Lindstrøm, Arnhild Lauveng, Diana Rose, Torleif Ruud, Kristin Heiervang
Recovery is a crucial concept in the mental health field. The research of recovery is split into the categories of personal, social and clinical recovery. The purpose of this study was to explore the fragmented concept of recovery in light of assertive community treatment (ACT) in Norway. The study has a mixed methods design with a pragmatic approach. The Questionnaire about the Process of Recovery and open-ended questions posed to 70 participants from 12 ACT teams in Norway, gathered by the "Users interview users" method, are combined with interviews or focus groups with eight of these participants...
December 27, 2016: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026104/service-and-infrastructure-needs-to-support-recovery-programmes-for-indigenous-community-mental-health-consumers
#19
Jan M Sayers, Michelle Cleary, Glenn E Hunt, Oliver K Burmeister
Mental health is a major concern in Indigenous communities, as Indigenous people experience poorer health outcomes generally, and poorer social and emotional well-being throughout their lives, compared to non-Indigenous populations. Interviews were conducted with 20 mental health workers from a housing assistance programme for Indigenous clients with mental illness. Service and infrastructure needs identified to support clients were classified under the following overarching theme 'supports along the road to recovery'...
December 27, 2016: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28019715/experiences-of-mental-health-services-for-black-men-with-schizophrenia-and-a-history-of-disengagement-a-qualitative-study
#20
Christopher Wagstaff, Hermine Graham, Derek Farrell, Michael Larkin, Mary Nettle
Whilst mental disorders can be disabling they are also treatable, yet engagement with services is often poor and disengagement from treatment is a major concern for mental health nurses. Participants were service users typically perceived as the most disengaged from mental health services, yet they were willing to engage in the research interviews. The seven participants were all male with a diagnosis of schizophrenia, a history of disengagement from mental health services and described their ethnicity as 'black'...
December 26, 2016: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
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