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Post-traumatic stress disorder in asylum seekers

14 January 2004

Nursing Standard

Art & science

Asylum seekers can present with a wide range of psychological problems caused by traumatic experiences in the country they have fled. They may also experience...

A service user reflects on a journey to hopefulness

10 October 2012

Mental Health Practice


In this article, the author recounts her long struggle in seeking the right help to stop self-harming and manage the memories of traumatic experiences. It was only...

Psychological responses to trauma in older people

07 November 2012

Mental Health Practice


People in the later stages of their lives may respond differently to trauma than those who are younger. They can also experience the re-emergence of symptoms of...

Supporting veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder

07 November 2014

Mental Health Practice

Art & Science

The very nature of working in conflict zones makes former soldiers vulnerable to symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The culture of the military can...

Implications of tours of duty on service personnel’s mental health

09 June 2016

Mental Health Practice

Art & Science

Many service personnel return home from overseas deployment dramatically changed by their experiences, but, unlike physical wounds, mental health issues are less...

Selecting a measure for assessing secondary trauma in nurses

13 November 2015

Nurse Researcher

Assessment tools

Aim To summarise the usefulness of available psychometric tools in assessing secondary trauma in nursing staff and examine their limitations, as well as their...

A source of solace

19 January 2010

Nursing Standard

General Article

Suzanna Rose has had a high-flying career in mental health. Now, she is looking forward to a busy retirement.

It’s just a thought

21 February 2006

Nursing Standard

Cover stories

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a useful approach for helping people to reframe negative thoughts and feelings. With a shortage of available therapists,...

The trauma of war

07 December 2010

Nursing Standard


Ex-service personnel who develop post-traumatic stress disorder are to be offered better access to care. But there are doubts about how adequate services will be.

Understanding and managing the health needs of veterans

04 November 2015

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Military service has many possible consequences for an individual’s health. However, the health needs of veterans are not well understood by healthcare...