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Delayed discharge from mental health inpatient care in the UK

01 June 2013

Mental Health Practice

Art & Science

Background Delayed discharge from hospital creates additional pressure on staff and finances. While legal sanctions are in place for acute trusts, the concept of a...

Organising an inpatient psychotherapy group

01 April 2013

Mental Health Practice

Art & science

Psychotherapy groups can be established on acute inpatient wards to benefit clients and contribute to staff development. A communication group has been running for...

Development of a behavioural assessment tool for use in forensic mental health services

16 July 2019

Mental Health Practice

evidence and practice

This article presents the Forensic Functional Assessment Measure (FFAM): a tool to assess the triggers and functions of behaviours that challenge in a medium-secure...

The use of a Lester Tool-based physical health app in mental health inpatient settings

17 December 2018

Mental Health Practice

Medicines

Background People with mental health problems have a greater risk of developing physical health problems, yet in England only 76% of such patients have an annual...

Reflective practice groups in a mental health inpatient setting

26 March 2019

Mental Health Practice

Workforce

Background Reflective practice is vital to be a competent healthcare practitioner: reflective writing is mandatory for nurses’ professional revalidation. Aim To...

Restrictive interventions: a service evaluation

13 August 2019

Mental Health Practice

therapeutic practice

Background Restrictive interventions (RIs) are defined as the use of deliberate acts that restrict a person’s movement, liberty or freedom to act independently. RIs...

Efficacy of mental health crisis houses compared with acute mental health wards: a literature review

12 November 2019

Mental Health Practice

evidence and practice

Background Crisis houses are an alternative to acute psychiatric hospital admission. Aim To review evidence of the efficacy of mental health crisis houses as an...