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Written disclosure: a way of coping with traumatic stress

02 June 1999

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Verbal debriefing after a traumatic incident may interrupt the natural adaptive processes that help people to deal with such incidents. This article examines the...

Occupational stress in the newly qualified staff nurse

07 April 1999

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

THERE IS substantial evidence to indicate that nursing is a stressful occupation which can lead to disruptions in both psychological and physical health and can...

The relationship between traumatic reactions and psychosis

01 June 2006

Mental Health Practice

General

Trauma, as defined by DSMIV, happens when someone witnesses an event that led to actual or threat of death, serious injury or bodily harm (APA 1994). Post-traumatic...

Therapeutic engagement

01 March 2006

Mental Health Practice

General

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a structured, problem-orientated therapy in which clients learn to identify and develop strategies to change maladaptive...

Stress in the community: teaching relaxation

10 September 1997

Nursing Standard

Community

Increasingly, stress is dominating modern life. Stress has been associated with heart disease, cancer, strokes and many other physical conditions (Greener 1996)....

How to use instant relaxation methods

13 December 1995

Nursing Standard

Clinical complementary therapies

Nurses are only too familiar with the stress component of illness. The need to soothe a patient’s fears and relieve the anxiety which invariably accompanies illness...

Stress in psychiatric nursing: fact or fiction?

10 November 1999

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Psychiatric nurses are not as stressed in their work as most research seems to indicate. The stress that does exist relates to organisational, rather than...

Traumatic stress: a nurse therapist role?

26 April 1995

Nursing Standard

Conical mental health

Statistically, disasters remain comparatively rare, yet the past decade has seen several major events affecting the UK. It is now widely accepted that disasters...

Psychological effects of source isolation nursing (2): patient satisfaction

05 April 2000

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim This study is part two of a research project (Davies and Rees 2000) aiming to investigate the relationship between mood, patient satisfaction and a range of...

Psychological effects of isolation nursing (1): mood disturbance

29 March 2000

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim This study is part one of a research project aiming to investigate the relationship between mood disturbance and a range of quality of care factors among...