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Psychiatric inpatients who commit criminal offences: The legal, ethical and therapeutic challenges

01 June 2004

Mental Health Practice


The issue of violence in hospitals is causing increasing concern among nurses, clinicians, the government, the media and, indeed, the public at large. When the ‘zero...

Advocacy in nursing

01 December 1999

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The role of nurse as advocate is fraught with potential dangers, for both the patient and the nurse. Owen Bennett argues that until there is a universally accepted...

Restraint-related deaths in health and social care in the UK: learning the lessons

01 June 2003

Mental Health Practice


Violence poses a major threat to the welfare of many of the staff who work in health and social care settings and our attempts to reduce that risk may, in certain...

Is it always ethical for health professionals to tell the truth about cancer?

01 October 2004

Cancer Nursing Practice


One of the most difficult dilemmas facing healthcare professionals working in oncology settings is whether, when and how much to tell cancer patients about their...

The challenge of relationship boundaries in mental health

01 October 2004

Nursing Management


People can play multiple roles in their lives that both relate to other people and imply certain things about what they do.

Views of mixed sex wards: a survey of patients, carers and nurses

22 February 1995

Nursing Standard

Clinical research mixed sex wards

This paper describes the design and implementation of a survey carried out at Wharfedale General Hospital, related to the potential development of mixed sex wards....

Promoting recovery through therapeutic risk taking

01 May 2006

Mental Health Practice


Historically, there has been a long association between ‘mental disorder’ and risk. With the advancement of community care, and more latterly through the...

learning disability research: a discussion paper

01 July 2004

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

Part of my role as research co-ordinator in the learning disability directorate of West Hampshire Trust is to promote a research culture. I believe a sound and...

‘Trial or error?’ Are the right patients being chosen for the right trial?

01 March 2007

Cancer Nursing Practice


Recruiting patients into clinical trials is a lengthy and specialised process that requires prerequisite skills as a researcher, as well as to a professional duty of...

The psychosocial care of a patient with cervical cancer

01 June 2002

Cancer Nursing Practice


The aim of the article is to highlight the need for psychosocial care for cervical cancer patients and their partners and describes ways in which this service can be...