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Support in the community

01 December 2004

Cancer Nursing Practice


This article addresses cancer care in the community, exploring the literature in relation to the impact of diagnosis and the care needs of...

Rehabilitation starts at home

10 December 2008

Mental Health Practice


Rehabilitation historically has been associated with the closure of asylums and the relocation of patients with complex needs to residential units in the...

Community mental health nurses, primary care and the National Service Framework for Mental Health

01 September 2000

Mental Health Practice


Aims and intended learning outcomes The aim of this article is to explore how community mental health nurses (CMHNs) can assist the primary...

Must do better: the lessons to be learned from Winterbourne View

01 October 2012

Learning Disability Practice


The abuse revealed in last year’s Panorama documentary, Undercover Care: The Abuse Exposed, was not an isolated event. In this article the authors...

West African older people in the UK with dementia

01 June 2004

Mental Health Practice


There are around 60 million people in the UK (National Service Framework (NSF) For Older People 2001). It is the most densely populated...

Reflective practice in the community

01 September 2005

Mental Health Practice


Reflection is an active process that describes, analyses and evaluates experience (Reid 1994). It enables the practitioner to learn from his or her...

Challenging perceptions of long-acting injectable antipsychotic medications

01 July 2005

Mental Health Practice


Partial or complete non-compliance with medication is a common feature among people with a variety of long-term conditions. However, research suggests that the...

The social construction of the mental health service user

01 March 1998

Mental Health Practice


People are represented by systems of ideas, practices and values which help to place them in their social world. This representation should enable...

Crisis resolution teams and the role of the service user development worker

01 March 2006

Mental Health Practice

Crisis resolution

Mental health crises and emergencies need rapid and effective intervention for the safety of patients, their carers and the general public. Yet the...

Commissioning: the community nurse’s role

29 July 1998

Nursing Standard

Primary health care

The White Paper The New NHS (DoH 1997) proposes that community nurses will play a lead role in commissioning health care. Implementation of...