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Nurses’ experiences of patient suicide and suicide attempts in an acute unit

01 February 2008

Mental Health Practice


Suicide and suicide attempts in Ireland have increased significantly in the last 20 years. A psychiatric staff nurse working in an acute mental health setting has a...

Psychopharmacological adverse effects

01 March 2008

Mental Health Practice


There have been many advances in the care of people with mental health problemsin recent years. Those at the forefront of the changes have called for a reduction in...

Reducing relapse in psychosis through medication management

01 June 2008

Mental Health Practice


The concept of relapse is a complex, multi-dimensional phenomenon that is not uniformly defined in the research literature (Simonelli 2005). It is, however, commonly...

Suicidal behaviour: A study of emergency nurses’ educational needs when caring for this patient group

01 June 2007

Emergency Nurse


Suicide rates in the Republic of Ireland (ROI) have increased from 7 per cent in 1982 to 11 per cent in 2005 (Health Service Executive 2006), making this a serious...

In response…

01 July 2007

Emergency Nurse


The definition of suicidal behaviour used in the study referred to above was taken from the Australian Commonwealth Department of Health and Aged Care, now the...

Pharmacological management of alcohol dependence syndrome

01 September 2010

Mental Health Practice


The treatment of alcohol dependence syndrome (ADS) involves strategies to manage detoxification as well as strategies to promote recovery and relapse prevention....

Developing e-learning materials in mental health: the eMenthe Project

09 February 2017

Mental Health Practice

Evidence & practice

This article describes a European collaborative project that developed master’s degree level e-learning materials for mental health nurses. The e-learning materials...