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Using humour to enhance the nurse-patient relationship

26 March 2014

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The appropriate use of humour is a valuable asset in nursing practice. Used daily in interactions with patients, humour can help to develop the therapeutic...

Developing a clinical competency framework for acute inpatient mental health nurses

01 February 2003

Mental Health Practice

General

Senior nurses working for mental health services in Camden and Islington in London recognised the need to strive to improve clinical nursing practice in their acute...

Effective communication with people who have dementia

23 February 2011

Nursing Standard

CPD

This article explores the skills needed for effective communication with people who have dementia. It describes the factors that influence the communication process...

Applying the recovery model to physical rehabilitation

05 February 2014

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Although rehabilitation literature frequently refers to recovery as the ultimate goal of therapeutic interventions, what recovery actually means is not clearly...

Mental health nursing: the challenge of evidence based practice

01 May 1998

Mental Health Practice

Feature

The role and function of psychiatric/mental health nurses has generated much discussion in recent years. This debate has taken place professionally, politically and...

Mental health nursing today : ideal and reality

01 May 1998

Mental Health Practice

Feature

A century after the birth of tine profession, members of the team which conducted the 1994 mental health nursing review began their work 'prepared to consider the...

Effective communication with people who have dementia

01 March 2011

Nursing Standard

Learning zone continuing professional development

This article explores the skills needed for effective communication with people who have dementia. It describes the factors that influence the communication process...

An unpopular view

02 December 2008

Nursing Standard

Feature

The author of a controversial study that suggested nurses give preferential care to favoured patients, believes the profession needs to understand better the...

Anorexia nervosa: a cognitive-behavioural approach

27 January 1999

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

People with anorexia nervosa can be resistant to treatment because they do not feel the therapist is on their side. This article focuses on the need to establish a...

The practice of seclusion: a review of the discourse on its use

25 April 2018

Mental Health Practice

Seclusion is an intervention used as a safety measure to manage patients who are violent, show disturbed behaviour and who pose a risk of harm to others (Department...