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Gender dysphoria: time for positive thinking

28 April 2009

Mental Health Practice


This article uses the case of ‘Katharine’ to consider the care given in mental health services to people with unresolved issues relating to their gender identity....

Are we ready to implement the women’s mental health strategy?

01 March 2004

Mental Health Practice


Women’s mental health issues are now firmly on the national policy agenda with the publication of the consultation document Women’s Mental Health: Into the...

At risk from gender care?

01 July 1997

Nursing Management

At risk from general care?

The conundrum of nursing and gender frequently leads to debate and discussion about the inequalities in career structures and opportunities for women rather than for...

Gender and communication

01 June 2004

Nursing Management


LET’S START by reflecting on the nature and origin of gender differences and making clear the distinction between ‘sex’ and ‘gender’: ‘sex’ refers to basic...

Aggressive incidents on a psychiatric intensive care unit

17 May 2000

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim Although factors related to inpatient aggression have been extensively studied, there is relatively little specific information about violence in intensive care,...

Paternal instincts

23 August 2011

Nursing Standard


When it comes to the care of their sick children, fathers can often feel marginalised, partly because nurses tend to interact more fully with mothers. However,...

Male identity in mental health nursing

14 August 2002

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To explore the cultural meaning associated with male mental health nurses. Method An ethnographic approach was used to discover the meaning informants attach to...

Nurses’ views on challenging doctors’ practice in an acute hospital

09 June 2010

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To explore the extent to which nurses are willing to challenge doctors’ practice in everyday situations in an acute NHS hospital. Method Qualitative data were...

Effectiveness and safety of restraint and breakaway techniques in a psychiatric intensive care unit

16 May 2007

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of restraint and breakaway in a 16-bed psychiatric intensive care unit. Method Analysis of specifically designed...

Experiences of fathers of babies in intensive care

10 February 2009

Paediatric Nursing

A&S Science

Around 2,000 sick or premature infants are admitted each year to intensive care units in Northern Ireland–8.1 per cent of the live birth population. Studies show...