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Primary mental health care: whose role is it anyway?

15 November 2000

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Nursing, in common with all healthcare disciplines, has had to respond to major developments in the wider context of health care. Shifts in government policy,...

Caring for people with depression

13 March 2002

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Background Mental health care has recently become a government priority, and depression is a very common mental health problem. Many people feel that the mode of...

Aggression and violence towards staff working with older patients

14 March 2007

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To investigate the incidence of violence and aggression towards staff working in elderly care wards and to consider the factors that influence the risk of...

Concordance with antidepressant medication in primary care

06 September 2006

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To identify how depression is managed in primary care settings and examine patients’ perspectives on their care and the impact medication had on their recovery....

Mental health nurse prescribing: Added chore or golden opportunity?

01 September 2000

Mental Health Practice


Nurse prescribing andmental health The Department of Health is considering extending prescriptive authority to mental health nurses, following the recent report...

The pharmacist’s role in the medicinal management of depression

07 August 2002

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To elicit pharmacists’ perceptions of medication management for people who have been prescribed medication for depression. Method A questionnaire survey of 103...

District nurses and GPs

01 July 1989

Primary Health Care

District nurses

A major study of statutory community services in central Birmingham, the Community Care Project, has enabled us to take a close look at the question of referral to...

Are GPs aware of their importance to the old and disabled?

01 October 1989

Primary Health Care

Community care

This is the last in a series of three articles covering different aspects of community service provision for disabled and elderly people, based on recent research in...