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Many young people say they had negative experiences of inpatient mental health units

07 March 2018

Nursing Children and Young People

Evidence & practice

This study highlights the importance of relationships, emotional fragility and the lasting impact of being in an inpatient mental health unit can have on a young...

Mental health students should be taught basic procedures

20 March 2012

Nursing Standard

Letter

As a mental health nursing student, I am concerned that some degree students are not being taught fundamental nursing skills.

Mental health students should be taught basic procedures

14 March 2012

Nursing Standard

Letter

As a mental health nursing student, I am concerned that some degree students are not being taught fundamental nursing skills.

Patients and staff have benefited from our sign language initiative

26 March 2014

Nursing Standard

Letter

Further to the call for sign language to be included in the nursing curriculum (News March 12), Sam Stonehouse and I became aware of problems communicating with...

What motivated supermarket giants to mock mental illness?

09 October 2013

Nursing Standard

Letter

There was a public outcry when Tesco started selling Halloween ‘psycho ward patient’ costumes and Asda began marketing ‘mental patient’ outfits that included a...

Starting out - We used simple ideas to improve the experience of a patient who was deaf

21 May 2014

Nursing Standard

Reflections

During a clinical placement in our third year of training, we helped to care for a patient who was deaf. Effective communication proved very difficult, so we decided...