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Prescribing and mental health nursing

01 March 2009

Mental Health Practice

Book Review

Peter Nolan’s analysis of Austyn Snowden’s book – it provides a rich critical enquiry into prescribing practice – is an excellent summary of the book. It does this...

Prescribing new ways of working

01 March 2006

Mental Health Practice

Prescribing

Recent policy developments have allowed suitably trained mental health nurses to prescribe and supply medication as supplementary prescribers in order to improve...

Helping people on acute wards to stop smoking

01 May 2008

Mental Health Practice

General

Helping patients to stop smoking tobacco will become more important when mental health inpatient units adopt smoke-free zones. But a change in the law should not be...

Pharmacological developments in the treatment of depression

21 April 2009

Nursing Standard

Learning zone continuing professional development

This article is aimed at nurses working in primary care and describes the incidence and prevalence of depression. It will provide the reader with an understanding of...

Reviewing depot injection efficacy in the treatment of schizophrenia

13 April 2016

Nursing Standard

CPD

Schizophrenia is a severe and enduring mental health disorder. Treatment includes antipsychotic medication and psychological interventions. Medication can be...

Community-led services for mental health care: a study

02 July 1997

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This paper reports findings from a study into the effects of relocating untrained personnel from the hospital into the community, over a nine-month period. The study...

Managing patients with antipsychotic drug-induced hyperprolactinaemia

14 October 2008

Nursing Standard

CPD

This article outlines a range of interventions that mental health nurses can use in the management of patients with hyperprolactinaemia induced by antipsychotic...

The effect of antipsychotic medication on metabolic syndrome

06 August 2008

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article highlights the need for mental health nurses to take a proactive role in the identification and prevention of metabolic syndrome to improve quality of...

Pharmacological developments in the treatment of depression

15 April 2009

Nursing Standard

CPD

This article is aimed at nurses working in primary care and describes the incidence and prevalence of depression. It will provide the reader with an understanding of...

Clinical supervision: mental health nurses’ views

01 December 1998

Mental Health Practice

Clinical

Though clinical supervision is currently being widely debated in mental health nursing (Department of Health 1994a, Ritchie et al 1994, UKCC 1996), it remains a...