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Mental healthcare training needs of oncology nurses in Ireland

08 February 2017

Cancer Nursing Practice

Evidence & practice

Aim To investigate the self-reported mental healthcare training needs of oncology nurses in Ireland. Method An exploratory, quantitative descriptive study was...

Drug dogs

01 July 2008

Mental Health Practice


Dear Editor, An article in May’s MHP (Smith 11, 8, 12-15 2008) on the use of drug dogs on inpatient wards contained a reference to my article, ‘Who let the dogs in?’...

Physical care skills: a training needs analysis of inpatient and community mental health nurses

01 December 2005

Mental Health Practice


The physical health of people with severe mental illness (SMI) is a current concern in mental health care. Phelan et al (2001) suggest that research in many...

Diagnostic overshadowing: a potential barrier to physical health care for mental health service users

01 December 2013

Mental Health Practice

Art & Science

Diagnostic overshadowing occurs when symptoms of physical illness are attributed to the service user’s mental illness. This increases the risks of treatment delay...

Assessing nurses’ propositional knowledge of physical health

01 October 2010

Mental Health Practice


Participants in a training day on the phycial health of people with severe mental illness completed a quiz to assess their knowledge of basic physical health issues...

Review of my book contained misleading case example

26 October 2010

Nursing Standard


I found Tim Grace’s review of my book, Physical Health and Well Being in Mental Health Nursing – Clinical Skills for Practice, inaccurate (reviews October 13). The...

Caring for someone with cancer and severe mental illness

22 February 2021

Cancer Nursing Practice

cancer and severe mental illness

People with severe mental illness often have suboptimal physical health and experience a wide range of comorbidities, including cancer, that affect health outcomes....

Examining the preventive health-screening activities of mental health nurses

07 June 2022

Mental Health Practice

Physical health screening

Background Preventive health screening is crucial for the early identification and treatment of physical conditions in people with severe mental illness. There is...

Severe mental illness: why is physical health monitoring vital?

05 January 2023

Mental Health Practice

Evidence and practice

There are several reasons why physical health monitoring is important in people with severe mental illness (SMI). This article focuses on two: improving physical...

Parity of esteem can be achieved with a shift in attitudes

05 September 2023

Mental Health Practice


‘Parity of esteem’ first entered the vocabulary of mental healthcare in the 2011 government report No Health Without Mental Health. Translated, parity of esteem...