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Service users’ disclosure practices following discharge from hospital

09 April 2014

Mental Health Practice

Art & Science

Using qualitative data collected from 31 participants, this article describes mental health service users’ disclosure practices following their discharge from...

Psychopharmacological adverse effects

01 March 2008

Mental Health Practice


There have been many advances in the care of people with mental health problemsin recent years. Those at the forefront of the changes have called for a reduction in...

Reducing relapse in psychosis through medication management

01 June 2008

Mental Health Practice


The concept of relapse is a complex, multi-dimensional phenomenon that is not uniformly defined in the research literature (Simonelli 2005). It is, however, commonly...

Suicidal behaviour: A study of emergency nurses’ educational needs when caring for this patient group

01 June 2007

Emergency Nurse


Suicide rates in the Republic of Ireland (ROI) have increased from 7 per cent in 1982 to 11 per cent in 2005 (Health Service Executive 2006), making this a serious...

In response…

01 July 2007

Emergency Nurse


The definition of suicidal behaviour used in the study referred to above was taken from the Australian Commonwealth Department of Health and Aged Care, now the...

Pharmacological management of alcohol dependence syndrome

01 September 2010

Mental Health Practice


The treatment of alcohol dependence syndrome (ADS) involves strategies to manage detoxification as well as strategies to promote recovery and relapse prevention....

Nurse leadership in implementing digital change in an Irish mental health service

15 December 2020

Mental Health Practice


Electronic health record (EHR) systems can contribute to improve the quality of care, but mental health services have been slow to adopt them. There is little...

Health promotion for older people with dementia living in the community

18 October 2022

Nursing Standard

health promotion

Dementia has physical, psychological, social and economic effects, not only on people with dementia but also on their families, carers and society as a whole. Health...

Evaluating mental health nurses’ confidence in recognising a physically deteriorating patient

24 November 2020

Mental Health Practice


Background People who experience serious mental health issues are at an elevated risk of premature death. Research demonstrates that serious adverse events in mental...

Developing e-learning materials in mental health: the eMenthe Project

09 February 2017

Mental Health Practice

Evidence & practice

This article describes a European collaborative project that developed master’s degree level e-learning materials for mental health nurses. The e-learning materials...