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Using the Newcastle Model to understand people whose behaviour challenges in dementia care

02 March 2015

Nursing Older People

CPD

National guidance for working with people whose behaviour challenges in dementia care suggests that a psychosocial approach should be the first-line intervention....

Promoting mental and physical health in adults with psychosis

24 July 2013

Nursing Standard

Learning Zone

Psychosis is an umbrella term for a range of mental health problems characterised by hallucinations, delusions, and/or becoming inactive or withdrawn. This article...

Assessing and managing communication needs in people with serious mental illness

25 June 2018

Nursing Standard

Mental health

Effective communication is essential to maintain mental health and resilience. Communication can be challenging for people who experience serious mental illness...

Positive psychology for depression: a critical review

08 January 2019

Mental Health Practice

evidence and practice

Background Positive psychology has become a popular approach to psychology. Aim To evaluate the approach of positive psychology in dealing with depression and the...

Implementing laughter therapy to enhance the well-being of patients and nurses

11 February 2019

Nursing Standard

nurses’ well-being

Most people enjoy laughing and having fun, and this can enable individuals to socialise and bond. However, there is a difference between spontaneous laughter and...

Effects of a mindfulness-based stress reduction course on the psychological well-being of individuals with an intellectual disability

07 March 2019

Learning Disability Practice

research

Aim To evaluate the effect of a 12-week mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) course adapted for people with an intellectual disability (ID). Methods Ten...

Trauma-informed practice: a paradigm shift in the education of mental health nurses

18 June 2019

Mental Health Practice

evidence and practice

Childhood trauma may have long-lasting effects on self-regulation, mood and behaviour and can increase the likelihood of developing adult mental and physical health...

Positive behaviour support: exploring the experiences of nurses

09 July 2019

Mental Health Practice

evidence and practice

Background Positive behaviour support (PBS) has become an important and useful framework in the care of patients with behaviours that challenge. However, there is a...

Role of nurses in alcohol screening and treatment interventions

04 July 2018

Nursing Standard

Mental health

Alcohol consumption can be a positive factor in many people’s social lives, but for some individuals it may cause associated harm to their health. Alcohol...

Caring for people with mental health conditions in general clinical settings

13 May 2019

Nursing Standard

mental health

Nurses often care for people with mental health conditions in general clinical settings. In these situations, they have a responsibility to ensure that the...