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The concept of recovery and its practical application

14 June 2017

Mental Health Practice

Evidence & practice

Recovery is a contested concept and definitions of it are scattered across various contexts and disciplines, contributing to the confusion that surrounds it. This...

Integrating the recovery approach into everyday clinical practice

07 March 2012

Mental Health Practice

Feature

An important area of work for mental health services is in helping people to recover, both clincally and personally, from their illness. This article describes a...

Optimising patient management before and after surgery

01 October 2010

Nursing Management

Feature

Enhanced recovery involves the implementation of several evidence-based interventions concurrently in pathways of care for surgery, rather than individually, to...

Rehabilitation starts at home

10 December 2008

Mental Health Practice

Care

Rehabilitation historically has been associated with the closure of asylums and the relocation of patients with complex needs to residential units in the community....

High expectations lead to recovery

01 December 2009

Mental Health Practice

Feature

Realising the true meaning of recovery enabled a US-based organisation to help patients reach their full potential by creating new roles for ex-patients supporting...

Finding hope and peace of mind through art and creativity

01 July 2011

Mental Health Practice

Feature

This article describes the work of Art in Minds, a Worcester-based initiative to support people with mental illness by encouraging and developing their creative...

Asking questions to aid recovery

30 September 2011

Mental Health Practice

Feature

Questioning is a fundamental part of practitioner-client interactions, crucial to develop an understanding of clients’ experiences and to assess risks associated...

The recovery orientation of patients and staff in a high secure hospital

09 April 2014

Mental Health Practice

Art & Science

Before and after introducing the recovery approach at Broadmoor Hospital the views of patients and staff were assessed using two subscales of the Developing Recovery...

Using video technology to manage mental health

27 August 2014

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

Individualised recovery values are becoming increasingly important in the care of people with intellectual disabilities and mental health needs. This article...

Therapeutic hypothermia in the treatment of cardiorespiratory arrest

05 February 2010

Emergency Nurse

CPD

Prompt treatment of patients with cardiorespiratory arrest can mean the difference between life and death. This article analyses the use of therapeutic hypothermia...