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Mental health services: a suitable case for treatment?

01 October 2006

Mental Health Practice

General

It is well established that mental health services in the UK have been slow to adopt evidence-based practice (EBP) and this applies in particular to cognitive...

Hope, optimism and expectation

13 September 2008

Mental Health Practice

General

People experiencing mental ill health have often lost hope of a better future, and exposure to the low expectations of others can compound feelings of failure and...

Young people on adult mental health wards

27 May 2009

Mental Health Practice

Feature

New standards for safe and appropriate care for young people on adult mental health wards are being piloted across England. This article describes how their use can...

Pathway to accommodate patients’ spiritual needs

26 May 2012

Nursing Management

Feature

Many service users would like their spiritual needs to be taken into account during treatment and doing so has been shown to have positive benefits. However, this...

Child and adolescent mental health services: rhetoric and reality

01 April 2002

Paediatric Nursing

General

Mental health problems can severely disrupt the lives of children and young people, and the wellbeing of those who care for them can also be affected. A recent...

Facilitating early discharge: the role of the crisis resolution/ home treatment team

01 March 2006

Mental Health Practice

Crisis resolution

Crisis resolution/home treatment (CR/HT) teams first developed in Australia and the USA in the 1980s and are increasingly popular in the UK. These teams offer an...

Integration: holy writ or shibboleth?

01 November 2005

Mental Health Practice

General

The Care Programme Approach (CPA) was introduced into the health service 15 years ago (DH 1990). It required health and social services (the latter through care...

New roles for nurses and psychiatrists in the management of long-term conditions

01 November 2005

Mental Health Practice

General

Policy makers over the last decade have sought to improve the coordination of care between and within hospital and community services. The aim has been to create...

The values of recovery within mental health nursing

01 November 2007

Mental Health Practice

General

There has been a seismic shift in mental health nursing since the introduction of care in the community in the 1970s and 1980s, and much to celebrate. The...

Implementing cognitive behaviour therapy skills in adult acute inpatient settings

01 February 2008

Mental Health Practice

General

Adult acute mental health inpatient wards in England have been repeatedly criticised for failing to provide meaningful structured activity and therapeutic care for...