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Suicide and Self-Harm

01 May 2013

Mental Health Practice

Book review

THIS BRIEF text struggles to do the subjects in the title justice in the space available. The other issue I have is the authors’ stance of challenging the biomedical...


01 March 2001

Mental Health Practice


Somatisation is the presentation of psychological distress as physical symptoms.

Improving mental health care in general hospitals

01 May 2007

Nursing Older People


The mental health needs of older people being cared for within general hospitals and other acute healthcare settings has been specifically identified as a priority...

The mental health needs of patients in physical care settings

05 September 2001

Nursing Standard


Mental health problems are frequently seen in physical care settings. The author gives an overview of different types of psychological illness and discusses...

Needle exchange schemes

01 July 1989

Nursing Management


This survey was carried out in the summer of 1988, and was undertaken due to concern that the needle exchange service operated by the Exeter Drugs Project was only...

Using a risk assessment matrix with mental health patients in emergency departments

01 February 2005

Emergency Nurse


The needs of people with mental health problems have been prioritised over recent years but the focus for improvement within the health service has been on secondary...

Nursing establishments within acute inpatient mental health units: the need for clarity

01 May 2006

Mental Health Practice


The role and function of acute inpatient units (AIUs) have developed and changed since the mid-1990s, with the introduction and implementation of numerous policy and...