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Using the Newcastle Model to understand people whose behaviour challenges in dementia care

02 March 2015

Nursing Older People

CPD

National guidance for working with people whose behaviour challenges in dementia care suggests that a psychosocial approach should be the first-line intervention....

Promoting mental and physical health in adults with psychosis

24 July 2013

Nursing Standard

Learning Zone

Psychosis is an umbrella term for a range of mental health problems characterised by hallucinations, delusions, and/or becoming inactive or withdrawn. This article...

Positive behaviour support: exploring the experiences of nurses

09 July 2019

Mental Health Practice

evidence and practice

Background Positive behaviour support (PBS) has become an important and useful framework in the care of patients with behaviours that challenge. However, there is a...

Implementing laughter therapy to enhance the well-being of patients and nurses

11 February 2019

Nursing Standard

nurses’ well-being

Most people enjoy laughing and having fun, and this can enable individuals to socialise and bond. However, there is a difference between spontaneous laughter and...

Assessing and managing communication needs in people with serious mental illness

25 June 2018

Nursing Standard

Mental health

Effective communication is essential to maintain mental health and resilience. Communication can be challenging for people who experience serious mental illness...

Effects of a mindfulness-based stress reduction course on the psychological well-being of individuals with an intellectual disability

07 March 2019

Learning Disability Practice

research

Aim To evaluate the effect of a 12-week mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) course adapted for people with an intellectual disability (ID). Methods Ten...

Implementing hope-based interventions in adolescent and young adult cancer survivors

04 November 2019

Cancer Nursing Practice

survivorship positive psychology

In the US, the number of cancer survivors is increasing as a result of advances in treatment. The psychosocial sequelae associated with cancer and its treatment,...

Positive psychology for depression: a critical review

08 January 2019

Mental Health Practice

affective disorders

Background Positive psychology has become a popular approach to psychology. Aim To evaluate the approach of positive psychology in dealing with depression and the...

An alternative admission process for patients with an autism spectrum disorder and/or an intellectual disability

28 January 2020

Learning Disability Practice

quality improvement

Patient satisfaction in psychiatric emergency departments (EDs) largely relies on the knowledge and training of the staff providing care, and patients report higher...

Factors influencing the self-esteem of children with a severe or profound learning disability: a pilot study

11 May 2020

Learning Disability Practice

research

Background Children with a learning disability can experience stigma in several ways, for example through abuse or barriers such as social rejection that limit their...