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Always searching for the answers

01 May 2009

Mental Health Practice

Feature

Professor Philip Burnard wrote more than 300 scholarly papers and 40 text books during his career to become one of the most influential UK mental health nurses of...

Living with loss

10 February 2009

Mental Health Practice

Care

The National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990 and Designed To Care (Department of Health 1997) placed great emphasis on care in the community, including...

Responding to the challenge

01 November 2000

Mental Health Practice

Personality disorder

The report of independent inquiry into the personality disorder (PD) unit at the high-secure Ashworth Hospital meant the issue of caring for PD patients hit the...

‘Going cognitive’: CBT for people with learning disabilities

06 October 2008

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is fast becoming the therapy of choice for many people suffering from psychological problems. Within the market economy of...

From simmering to explosive

01 October 2006

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

Anger is a subjective emotional state involving physiological arousal and cognitions of hostility which can precede aggressive behaviour (Novaco 1994). Angry...

The development of a psycho-educational course for clients with anxiety disorders

01 December 2004

Mental Health Practice

Education

This paper describes a service development undertaken within the department of behavioural and cognitive psychotherapies, a part of Sheffield Care Trust. A brief...

Reducing clients’ reliance on long-term sickness benefits

23 December 2011

Mental Health Practice

Feature

This article discusses a voluntary community programme for people with mental and physical health problems who are long-term unemployed. The programme offers...

Towards hope and inclusion: Nursing interventions in a medium secure service for men with ‘personality disorders’

01 May 2005

Mental Health Practice

General

What words come into your head when you hear the term ‘personality disorder’? This is a question we ask student nurses at the start of an introductory teaching...

The treatment of people with ‘borderline personality disorder’: a cause for concern?

01 April 2005

Mental Health Practice

General

The diagnosis of borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a relatively new one, appearing first in the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical...

Clinical supervision and the use of structured homework

01 March 2007

Mental Health Practice

General

Clinical supervision is often given low priority by both clinicians and managers and usually takes second place to the demands of everyday practice. For many it is...