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International Journal of Mental Health Nursing

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513093/treatment-and-outcomes-of-patients-presenting-to-an-adult-emergency-department-involuntarily-with-substance-misuse
#1
James A Hughes, Maureen Sheehan, Jill Evans
Alcohol and other drug (AOD) use is common in our society. The use of these substances flow throughout all areas of healthcare, and is especially prevalent in patients presenting to the emergency department with signs of mental illness. At the extreme end of these presentations patients present involuntarily with either police or ambulance officers. The aim of this study was to identify and describe the population presenting to the ED involuntarily with and without substance misuse as a precipitating factor...
May 16, 2017: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503792/synthetic-cannabinoid-use-in-an-acute-psychiatric-inpatient-unit
#2
Richard Vincent Clancy, Robert Charles Hodgson, Arvind Kendurkar, Margarett Ann Terry, Lawrence Dadd, Donna Maria Clancy, Karen Ryan, Maria Hatzistylis, Benjamin Graham Tinman
In the present study, we explored the prevalence of new psychoactive substance use by people admitted into an Australian acute public mental health facility specializing in comorbid mental health and substance use. These substances have since been banned from retail outlets, but the pattern of uptake and reasons people use them is informative in terms of motivations and the management of substance use more generally. A cross-sectional study to explore the use of synthetic cannabis by people admitted to an acute adult mental health unit was undertaken...
May 15, 2017: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493403/suicide-prevention-in-mental-health-services-a-qualitative-analysis-of-coroners-reports
#3
Jenni Manuel, Marie Crowe, Maree Inder, Mark Henaghan
Suicide is a major concern for mental health nurses because of its clear correlation with mental illness. In New Zealand, coroners investigate all deaths that appear to be a result of suicide, and provide reports to mental health services (MHS). The aim of the present study was to investigate coronial recommendations to MHS in relation to suicide prevention and to examine clinical and family responses to these. The present study was a three-phase design: (i) analysis of coroners' recommendations related to suicide in MHS; (ii) interviews with clinicians for their response to the recommendations; and (iii) interviews with individuals working with families of consumers of MHS for their responses in relation to family-related recommendations...
May 11, 2017: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480568/literature-review-of-trauma-informed-care-implications-for-mental-health-nurses-working-in-acute-inpatient-settings-in-australia
#4
Allyson Wilson, Marie Hutchinson, John Hurley
Trauma-informed care (TIC) is increasingly recognized as an approach to improving consumers' experience of, and outcomes from, mental health services. Deriving consensus on the definition, successful approaches, and consumer experiences of TIC is yet to be attained. In the present study, we sought to clarify the challenges experienced by mental health nurses in embedding TIC into acute inpatient settings within Australia. A systematic search of electronic databases was undertaken to identify primary research conducted on the topic of TIC...
May 7, 2017: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480551/detecting-antepartum-and-postpartum-depression-and-anxiety-symptoms-and-disorders-in-immigrant-women-a-scoping-review-of-the-literature
#5
REVIEW
Robyn L R Playfair, Bukola Salami, Kathy Hegadoren
A scoping review of the literature was conducted to compile existing evidence and identify gaps on detection methods and practices of antepartum and postpartum anxiety and depression symptoms and disorders in immigrant women. With the assistance of a health science librarian, four databases were searched between January and March 2016. Thirteen articles met the inclusion criteria and their findings were compiled using numerical summary and thematic analysis. No articles specifically addressing the screening of anxiety disorders or symptoms in antepartum or postpartum immigrant women were found...
May 7, 2017: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466504/impact-of-nurse-led-behavioural-counselling-to-improve-metabolic-health-and-physical-activity-among-adults-with-mental-illness
#6
Sarah J Fraser, Wendy J Brown, Harvey A Whiteford, Nicola W Burton
The life expectancy of adults with mental illness is significantly less than that of the general population, and this is largely due to poor physical health. Behavioural counselling can improve physical health indicators among people with non-communicable disease. This repeated-measures, single-group intervention trial evaluated the effects of a 19-week behavioural counselling programme on metabolic health indicators and physical activity levels of outpatient adults with mental illness. Sixteen participants completed the intervention that comprised individual face-to-face counselling sessions with a registered nurse every 3 weeks, and progress reviews with a medical practitioner every 6 weeks...
May 2, 2017: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440016/outcomes-and-feasibility-of-the-short-transitional-intervention-in-psychiatry-in-improving-the-transition-from-inpatient-treatment-to-the-community-a-pilot-study
#7
Anna Hegedüs, Bernd Kozel, Niklaus Fankhauser, Ian Needham, Johann Behrens
Discharge from psychiatric inpatient care is frequently described as chaotic, stressful, and emotionally charged. Following discharge, service users are vulnerable to becoming overwhelmed by the challenges involved in readapting to their home environments, which could result in serious problems and lead to readmission. The short transitional intervention in psychiatry (STeP) is a bridging intervention that includes pre- and post-discharge sections. It aims to prepare patients for specific situations in the period immediately following discharge from a psychiatric hospital...
April 25, 2017: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429846/protected-engagement-time-on-older-adult-mental-health-wards-a-thematic-analysis-of-the-views-of-patients-carers-and-staff
#8
Emily Dodd, Richard Cheston, Charlie Procter, Sarah Heneker, Richard Gray, Chris Fox, Fiona Nolan
During protected engagement time (PET), ward routines are adjusted so that staff can spend time together with patients without interruption. The aim of PET is to increase staff and patient interaction on wards, and ultimately patient well-being. Although PET has been implemented on inpatient wards within the UK, including older adult wards, there is no systematic evidence as to how PET is carried out or how it is experienced by staff, patients, and families. Semistructured interviews were conducted with 28 participants (8 patients, 10 family members, and 10 ward staff) from three different wards with PET, and transcriptions were analysed using thematic analysis...
April 21, 2017: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425614/stigmatization-and-self-determination-of-preregistration-nurses-a-path-analysis
#9
Dana Perlman, Renee Brighton, Chris Patterson, Lorna Moxham, Ellie K Taylor, Susan Sumskis, Tim Heffernan
The concept of stigma and the stigmatizing behaviours of health-care professionals can have a profound influence on people with mental illness. A key construct that has been identified as influencing our behaviours is self-determination. As such, in the present study, we attempted to examine the connection and influence of motivational measures on the stigmatization of preregistration nurses. Data were collected once using three surveys that measured the motivational responses and stigmatizing behaviours of preregistration nurses after an approved mental health clinical placement...
April 20, 2017: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401728/developing-a-guideline-for-structured-content-and-process-in-mental-health-nursing-handover
#10
Darrin Cowan, Scott Brunero, Xiaoou Luo, Dean Bilton, Scott Lamont
The process of handover has received recent attention within Australian health care, as evidence linking patient safety with the quality of handover emerges. Such links between clinical handover and patient safety have been reported elsewhere in the literature, where it is posited that the safe care of patients relies not only on the expertise and judgment of individual clinicians, teamwork, and effective management, but hinges to a large extent on the quality of information transferred from team to team. The present qualitative, descriptive study used participant observations, focus groups, and interviews to investigate the nursing handover in two acute mental health inpatient units in New South Wales, Australia...
April 12, 2017: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394078/job-satisfaction-among-swedish-mental-health-nursing-personnel-revisiting-the-two-factor-theory
#11
Christopher Holmberg, Jino Caro, Iwona Sobis
Swedish mental health-care services are experiencing a critical shortage of nursing personnel. Researchers suggest that this shortage is due to low levels of job satisfaction. Job satisfaction is frequently studied with the assistance of Herzberg's two-factor theory, and this theory has foremost been explored with studies using quantitative methods. The purpose of the present study was to provide a better understanding of Herzberg's theory in relation to job satisfaction among Swedish mental health nursing personnel within inpatient psychiatric care while using qualitative methodology...
April 10, 2017: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374978/patterns-and-correlates-of-benzodiazepine-use-in-nurses-a-nationwide-population-based-study
#12
Elaine Sang, Yuan-Mei Liao, Nae-Fang Miao, Kuei-Ru Chou, Min-Huey Chung
In the present study, we examined patterns of benzodiazepine (BZD) use in nurses, and compared the characteristics of frequent users with those of infrequent users. Data on all nurses enrolled in the study were derived from the reimbursement claim records in Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database for the period 2004-2008. The case group comprised 33 588 nurses with BZD use, and the control group was exactly matched to each case according to age and sex. The patterns of occasional, frequent, and daily BZD use demonstrated an increasing trend from 2004 to 2008...
April 4, 2017: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374967/meeting-the-needs-perceived-support-of-a-nurse-led-lifestyle-programme-for-young-adults-with-mental-illness-in-a-primary-health-care-setting
#13
Ylva Rönngren, Annette Björk, Lisbeth Kristiansen, David Haage, Ingela Enmarker, Åsa Audulv
Being a young adult with mental illness challenges all aspects of health, including an increased risk for developing lifestyle-related diseases. There is a lack of lifestyle programmes in primary health care that target physical, mental, and social needs for young adults with mental illness. The aim of the present study was to describe the experiences of young adults with mental illness receiving support from a nurse-led lifestyle programme, and how this support was related to their life context, including challenges and coping strategies...
April 4, 2017: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374961/emotional-labour-in-mental-health-nursing-an-integrative-systematic-review
#14
REVIEW
Karen-Leigh Edward, Gylo Hercelinskyj, Jo-Ann Giandinoto
Emotional labour is the effort consumed by suppressing one's own emotions to care for others effectively while also caring for oneself. Mental health nurses are required to engage in effective therapeutic interactions in emotionally-intense situations. The aim of the present integrative systematic review was to investigate the emotional labour of mental health work and how this manifested, the impacts, and the ways to mitigate these impacts. In June 2016, using Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses methodology, a systematic search of the bibliographic databases was undertaken to identify relevant literature...
April 4, 2017: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371127/constructing-a-positive-identity-a-qualitative-study-of-the-driving-forces-of-peer-workers-in-mental-health-care-systems
#15
Joeri Vandewalle, Bart Debyser, Dimitri Beeckman, Tina Vandecasteele, Eddy Deproost, Ann Van Hecke, Sofie Verhaeghe
There is growing recognition in mental health for the perspective of individuals with lived experience of mental health problems and mental health service use. As peer workers, these individuals can use their specific experience to benefit and support peers and professional caregivers, and to participate at all levels of mental health-care systems. The aim of the present study was to develop a conceptual framework representing the driving forces of peer workers to fullfil their position in mental health-care systems...
April 1, 2017: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345310/individual-factors-that-influence-experiences-and-perceptions-of-stigma-and-discrimination-towards-people-with-mental-illness-in-ghana
#16
Sebastian Gyamfi, Kathy Hegadoren, Tanya Park
People with a mental illness often encounter stigma and discrimination from a variety of sources, reinforcing negative self-perceptions and influencing their health and well-being. Even though support systems and attitudes of the general public act as powerful sources of stigma, views and perceptions held by people with mental illness also influence their sensitivity to the experiences they encounter. The aim of the present qualitative study was to examine perceptions of stigma and discrimination and self-stigma in individuals diagnosed with a mental illness...
March 27, 2017: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345285/enhancing-oral-health-for-better-mental-health-exploring-the-views-of-mental-health-professionals
#17
Clair Scrine, Angela Durey, Linda Slack-Smith
The association between oral health, self-esteem and quality of life is well established yet there is limited research on the impact of addressing the poor oral health of people living with mental health disorders. Greater consideration is warranted on how enhancing oral health in the course of mental healthcare might reduce the burden of a person's ill health. The role of mental health professionals is important in this regard yet uncertainty persists about the role these providers can and should play in promoting oral health care for people with mental health disorders...
March 27, 2017: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337845/nurses-attitudes-towards-the-use-of-prn-psychotropic-medications-in-acute-and-forensic-mental-health-settings
#18
Lesley Barr, Dianne Wynaden, Karen Heslop
Many countries now have national mental health policies and guidelines to decrease or eliminate the use of seclusion and restraint yet the use of Pro Re Nata (PRN) medications has received less practice evaluation. This research aimed to identify mental health nurses' attitudes towards the use of PRN medications with mental health consumers. Participants were working in forensic mental health and non-forensic acute mental health settings. The "Attitudes towards PRN medication use survey" was used and data were collected online...
March 24, 2017: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322492/lethal-hopelessness-understanding-and-responding-to-asylum-seeker-distress-and-mental-deterioration
#19
Nicholas G Procter, Mary Anne Kenny, Heather Eaton, Carol Grech
The mental deterioration of the so called 'legacy caseload' (asylum seekers who arrived in Australia by boat between August 2012-December 2013) has become a national concern and is garnering international attention. Prolonged uncertainty is contributing to mental deterioration and despair. There have been at least 11 deaths by suicide since June 2014. Social support services have been limited and legal assistance in short supply; this is associated with lengthy delays with visa applications. Thwarted belongingness, purpose and identity, a shortage of available services, and barriers to legal support for processes attendant upon Refugee Status Determination increase the likelihood that the mental health of asylum seekers will deteriorate further, potentially developing into worsening decline, which will lead to increased self-harm and suicide...
March 21, 2017: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317329/predicting-psychological-distress-of-informal-carers-of-individuals-with-major-depression-or-bipolar-disorder
#20
David Wasley, Samantha Eden
Caring for someone with a mental illness is associated with high levels of burden and psychological distress. Understanding these factors could be important to prevent the development of physical and mental health problems in carers. The purpose of the present study was to determine the contribution of coping styles and social support in predicting the psychological distress reported by informal carers (IC) of individuals with major depression or bipolar disorder. IC (n = 72) of adults with a diagnosed depressive illness were recruited from mental health organizations within the community setting...
March 19, 2017: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
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