The Effect of Standardized Patient Simulation Prior to Mental Health Rotation on Nursing Students' Anxiety and Communication Skills.
In conclusion, prior to mental health clinical practices, standardized patient simulation may help nursing students gain experience. PMID: 31609152 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - October 15, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Part and Parcel: A Qualitative Interview Study Examining the Experience of Client Rudeness by Mental Health Workers.
Authors: Harrison I, Trevethan CT, Pasciak F, Irwin A Abstract Considerable research has demonstrated that workplace rudeness can have a variety of negative consequences. However, although research has examined the impact of patient aggression, no research has examined patient or client rudeness towards those who work in mental health roles. The present study investigated the nature of client rudeness, how mental health workers respond and the coping strategies used. Eighteen participants from a range of mental health roles and experience levels participated in semi-structured interviews based on their experience o...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - October 13, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Recovery-Oriented Reflective Practice Groups: Conceptual Framework and Group Structure.
Authors: Gabrielsson S, Looi GE Abstract The recovery-oriented reflective practice group (RORPG) is a staff-directed intervention aimed at achieving the recovery-focused transformation of mental health settings. This discussion paper aims to outline and reflect on the conceptual framework and group structure of recovery-oriented reflective practice groups. RORPGs build on conceptualizations of reflective practice, personal recovery, mental health nursing as a relational and reflective practice, and abductive reasoning. Dewey's phases of reflection, together with an understanding of nursing practice as a dynamic pro...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - October 13, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

A Commentary on Kari Eldal, Eli Natvik, Marius Veseth, Larry Davidson, Åse Skjølberg, Dorte Gytri & Christian Moltu (2019) Being Recognised as a Whole Person: A Qualitative Study of Inpatient Experience in Mental Health, Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 40:2, 88-96, DOI: 10.1080/01612840.2018.1524532.
A Commentary on Kari Eldal, Eli Natvik, Marius Veseth, Larry Davidson, Åse Skjølberg, Dorte Gytri & Christian Moltu (2019) Being Recognised as a Whole Person: A Qualitative Study of Inpatient Experience in Mental Health, Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 40:2, 88-96, DOI: 10.1080/01612840.2018.1524532. Issues Ment Health Nurs. 2019 Oct 10;:1 Authors: Casaleiro T, Caldeira S PMID: 31599657 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - October 11, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Making a Case for Integrating Evidence-Based Sexual Risk Reduction and Mental Health Interventions for Adolescent Girls.
Authors: Morrison-Beedy D, Melnyk BM PMID: 31599658 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - October 11, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Perceptions Toward Mental Illness and Seeking Psychological Help among Bhutanese Refugees Resettled in the U.S.
This study examined perceptions toward mental health and seeking psychological care among Bhutanese refugees in a large Midwestern U.S. city. Bhutanese adults (n = 201) completed a community health needs assessment. Survey questions addressed beliefs toward mental health and seeking psychological care. Perceptions toward mental illness and receiving psychological help were generally negative among participants. Over 71% believed others would look unfavorably on a person who sought out a counselor. Participants who had less than a high school education, were 35 years and older, and lived in refugee camp...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - October 11, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Introduction of Brenda Happell, Guest Editor of Special Issue on Physical Health in People Diagnosed with Mental Illness.
Authors: Thomas SP PMID: 31577179 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - October 4, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Physical Health Care in Mental Health Services: The Time for Action Is Now.
Authors: Happell B PMID: 31577180 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - October 4, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Effect of an RN-Led Medication Teaching Initiative on Psychiatric Recidivism.
Authors: Kessler J, Bjorklund P Abstract This quality improvement (QI) project analyzed the impact of RN-led medication teaching on readmissions of adult patients discharged from a Midwest psychiatric veterans' hospital. Data on patient participation in the initiative, outpatient medication adherence, and annual 30-day readmission rates were gathered from electronic medical records (EMR) and patient discharge logs from years 2017 and 2018. Forty-three percent of RNs engaged in the initiative. Percentages of patients, who received medication teaching throughout the year, ranged from 27% to 40%. However, self-reporte...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - September 26, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

The Effect of Bullying Vignettes on Negative Affect.
Authors: Longo J, DeDonno M Abstract The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of reading workplace bullying vignettes on negative affect. A within-subjects descriptive design and convenience sample was used. Fifty participants completed the Negative Affect Scale after reading written bullying vignettes and completed the Transportation Narrative questionnaire. Results provide evidence that the participants were transported into the vignettes. Additionally, descriptive statistics and a repeated measure ANOVA revealed a significant increase in negative affect over time. Written vignettes can provide a me...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - September 26, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Psychiatry thru history: Is it evolving or blowing with the wind?
Authors: Flaskerud JH PMID: 31549900 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - September 26, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Withdrawal versus Continuation of Long-Term Antipsychotic Drug Use for Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms in Older People with Dementia.
Authors: Neville C, Beccaria L, Carey M PMID: 31545664 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - September 24, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Depressive Symptoms and Family Functionality in the Elderly with Diabetes Mellitus.
Authors: Barreto Andrade DM, Montargil Rocha R, Santos Ribeiro IJ Abstract With the aging process, disease rates such as diabetes mellitus and depression increase. These factors, in turn, interfere in the family relationships and increase the risk of morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between depressive symptomatology and family functionality in the elderly with diabetes mellitus. This is a cross-sectional study, developed with 236 elderly people with diabetes in the interior of Bahia, Brazil. The Geriatric Depression Scale and the family APGAR were used as collection ins...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - September 24, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Expert by Experience Involvement in Mental Health Nursing Education: Nursing Students' Perspectives on Potential Improvements.
Authors: Happell B, Waks S, Horgan A, Greaney S, Bocking J, Manning F, Goodwin J, Scholz B, Jan van der Vaart K, Allon J, Hals E, Granerud A, Doody R, Wai-Chi Chan S, Platania-Phung C, Griffin M, Russell S, MacGabhann L, Pulli J, Vatula A, Lahti M, Ellilä H, Browne G, Bjornsson E, Biering P Abstract Expert by experience involvement in mental health education for health professional programmes has increased in recent decades. The related literature has articulated the benefits, and changes in attitudes have been measured in some studies. Less attention has been devoted to ways this learning approach could be im...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - September 11, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Cholinergic Medication for Antipsychotic-Induced Tardive Dyskinesia.
Authors: Christie J PMID: 31487207 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - September 7, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Improving Access to Laboratory Monitoring in Individuals Living with Serious Mental Illness.
Authors: Hamm BM, Conley VM Abstract Safe prescribing for persons with severe mental illness requires laboratory monitoring for psychotropic drug levels and metabolic side effects. Barriers to appropriate and timely monitoring increase when clients must obtain phlebotomy services at a separate facility. This quality improvement project was conducted within a program for assertive community treatment (PACT). Specific aims were to increase access to laboratory testing, improve efficiency, and lower costs by implementing on-site specimen collection. Outcomes, measured three months post-implementation, indicate that ov...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - September 7, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Progress Regarding Transgender Issues?
Authors: Thomas SP PMID: 31430207 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - August 22, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Contributors to Depressed Mood in Black Single Mothers.
Conclusions/Implications: Social/Environmental and Psychological factors contribute to depressed mood more often than Physiological factors in Black single mothers. Depression prevention efforts should target the social determinants of mental health in Black single mothers who should be connected with appropriate financial, psychological, educational and social service resources in the community. PMID: 31424976 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - August 21, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Making a Case for Integrating Evidence-Based Sexual Risk Reduction and Mental Health Interventions for Adolescent Girls.
Authors: Morrison-Beedy D, Mazurek Melnyk B Abstract Recently identified as the top concern of teens, mental health issues now compete with sexual health risks as major threats to the well-being of adolescent females. Depression and anxiety can lead to or compound the negative repercussions of sexual behavior choices that result in disproportionately high rates of sexually-transmitted infections (STIs), hetero-sexually acquired HIV, and unplanned pregnancy rates in girls ages 15-19. There are a limited number of CDC- and DHHS-recognized HIV/STI and teen pregnancy evidence-based interventions (EBIs) targeted to adol...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - August 15, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Cross-Cultural Adaptation and Psychometrics Properties of the Arabic Version of the Positive Thinking Skills Scale.
This study focused on the cross-cultural equivalence and psychometric testing of the Arabic version of the Positive Thinking Skills Scale (A-PTSS) among 100 FGMEI. Methods: Content/face validity of the measure was conducted. Internal consistency, homogeneity, dimensionality and construct validity were assessed. Results: Cronbach's alpha for (A-PTSS) was .89. Factor extraction generated only one factor, which is consistent with the English version. The A-PTSS total score had a strong positive correlation with the positive cognition scores (r = .42, p 
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - August 11, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Reasons for Tobacco Use and Perceived Tobacco-Related Health Risks in an Inpatient Psychiatric Population.
Authors: Seng S, Otachi JK, Okoli CTC Abstract People with mental illness (MI) have a disproportionate tobacco-related disease burden and mortality. Tobacco-use rates in people with MI are nearly twice that of the general population. Reasons for tobacco-use in this population may be a result of diminished tobacco-related disease risk perceptions. The purpose of this study was to examine the reasons for tobacco-use and perceived tobacco-related health risks among psychiatric inpatients. A correlational design was employed to survey a convenient sample of 137 patients from a psychiatric facility in central Kentucky. ...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - August 11, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Manipulation in Health Care: A Positive or Negative Experience?
Authors: Cleary M, West S, McGarry D, Greenwood M, Kornhaber R PMID: 31398073 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - August 11, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

A Population Study of Safety and Security in Admission Psychiatric Wards in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Authors: Marhoon A, Al-Shagag A, Cowman S Abstract Assaultive behavior is a feature of mental health services. Psychiatric staff may experience significant psychological effects in relation to assaultive behavior and aggression. The international literature highlights a lack of clarity on matters of procedure and policy pertaining to safety and security in psychiatric hospitals. There are no published studies from the Kingdom of Bahrain on safety and security in mental health services. The aim of the study is to describe the safety and security measures currently applied in the 18 psychiatric admission wards of the...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - August 11, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Health Effects of an Individualized Lifestyle Intervention for People with Psychotic Disorders in Psychiatric Outpatient Services: A Two Year Follow-up.
Authors: Blomqvist M, Ivarsson A, Carlsson IM, Sandgren A, Jormfeldt H Abstract People with psychotic disorders experience to a great extent avoidable physical illnesses and early mortality. The aim of the study was to investigate the potential effects for this group of participating in a lifestyle intervention. A multi-component nurse-led lifestyle intervention using quasi-experimental design was performed. Changes in biomedical and clinical measurements, self-reported health, symptoms of illness and health behavior were investigated. Multilevel modeling was used to statistically test differences in changes over t...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - August 9, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Self-Management Education for Bipolar Disorders: A Hermeneutic-Phenomenological Study on the Tacit Knowledge of Mental Health Nurses.
Conclusion: Eventually MHNs use tacit knowledge to cope with situations that demand an outside-the-box approach. Self-management education is partially trained and partially mastered through experience. Practice implications: In order to facilitate long-term self-management of BD, the collaboration of a supporting network is essential. PMID: 31381457 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - August 7, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Risperidone for Psychosis-Induced Aggression or Agitation.
Authors: Scruth E PMID: 31381459 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - August 7, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Treatment Adherence in Youth with First-Episode Psychosis: Impact of Family Support and Telehealth Delivery.
Authors: Alston M, Bennett CF, Rochani H Abstract Mental health-care delivery to young people with first-episode schizophrenia presents significant challenges especially in underserved areas. This chart review reveals the importance of family support as a predictor for medication and treatment adherence with this vulnerable group. An unexpected disengagement rate of 47% was discovered. It was further discovered that receiving care with telehealth delivery was a significant predictor of lost to follow-up or treatment nonadherence. Recommendations include psychoeducation for families during the initial crisis, initia...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - August 7, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Finding Common Ground for the Common Good: Compromise in Health Care.
Authors: Cleary M, West S, Saghafi F, Lees D, Kornhaber R PMID: 31381465 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - August 7, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Too Busy to Talk: Examining Service User Involvement in Nursing Work.
Authors: Terry J, Coffey M Abstract Traditional ideas of mental health nursing are challenged in contemporary healthcare settings by developments focussed on more partnership and collaboration with people using mental health services. Yet service users have reported limited involvement in planning their own care. The purpose of this research was to explore accounts from multiple perspectives about service user involvement in mental health nursing processes. Qualitative research interviews and focus groups with mental health nursing students (n = 18), qualified nurses (n = 17) and service...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - August 7, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Dietary Intake, Adherence to Mediterranean Diet and Lifestyle-Related Factors in People with Schizophrenia.
Authors: Costa R, Teasdale S, Abreu S, Bastos T, Probst M, Rosenbaum S, Ward PB, Corredeira R Abstract The purpose of this study was to examine the dietary intake of both inpatients and outpatients with schizophrenia in the Portuguese population as a potential key contributing factor to the poor physical health profiles, and understand the relationship of diet quality to other lifestyle factors. Participants of this cross-sectional study completed a semi quantitative food frequency questionnaire. Diet quality was determined by adherence to the Mediterranean Diet. In addition participants completed the International...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - July 26, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Pressures on Kids for Early Measurable Achievement.
Authors: Flaskerud JH PMID: 31339805 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - July 26, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Whose Truth? Pulled in Different Directions.
Authors: Flaskerud JH PMID: 31343370 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - July 26, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

The Effects of Self-Care Intervention Programs for Elderly with Mild Cognitive Impairment.
This study examined the effects of a self-care intervention program on self-efficacy, dementia-preventive behavior, cognitive function, depression, and quality of life in elderly with mild cognitive impairment. The study employed a quasi-experimental study design using a nonequivalent control group pre-post. Data were analyzed using the chi-square test, independent t-test, and repeated-measures ANOVA. The results of the study showed that the program reduced dementia risk and strengthened self-care ability in older adults with MCI. PMID: 31322472 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - July 21, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Nursing Knowledge of Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) in a Regional Health District: An Exploratory Study.
Authors: Smyth D, Hutchinson M, Searby A Abstract Nurses remain at the forefront of direct patient care due to the nature of their role; they are in a position to provide assessment, response and referral of individuals in healthcare settings with problematic alcohol and other drug (AOD) use. We aim to determine the AOD knowledge of nurses in a regional health district in Australia and the awareness of an AOD service operating in the clinical environment. We employed a cross-sectional online survey, with descriptive and correlational analysis performed to explore relations between knowledge and both assessment and ...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - July 21, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

A New Plea to Focus on the End-of-Life Needs of People with Severe Mental Illnesses.
Authors: Gerber K, Craanen R, James N, Savvas S, Hayes B, Brijnath B PMID: 31322981 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - July 21, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Care Coordination of Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Solution-Focused Approach.
Authors: Parker ML, Diamond RM, Del Guercio AD Abstract The expanding practice of multi-disciplinary care to address the complex nature of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) suggests that there is a need for a means of coordinating care that transcends the disciplinary distinctions of relevant ASD treatment providers. As ASD services become more specialized, there is a growing need for effective care coordination with providers across the systems of care. Nursing professionals are ideally qualified to support families affected by ASD, as they provide a necessary holistic lens of health and wellbeing to obtain the appro...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - July 21, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Oral Health Education (Advice and Training) for People with Serious Mental Illness (Review).
Authors: Pich J PMID: 31322985 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - July 21, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Inspiration from the 2019 International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Conference.
Authors: Thomas SP PMID: 31311403 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - July 19, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

A Retrospective Chart Review of Screening on the Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome (MetS) in an Irish Community Mental Health Service.
Authors: Cocoman AM, Gallagher D Abstract Individuals who are treated with antipsychotic medications are at risk of developing metabolic syndrome (MetS). The comorbidity of a severe mental illness (SMI) and a physical illness has a major impact on the quality of life of these individuals. We conducted a retrospective chart review (RCR) of 214 individuals with a diagnosis of schizophrenia who had been receiving antipsychotic medications for at least 6 months, in five clinical settings in an Irish community mental health service. The aim was to determine the presence of MetS to assist in improving screening pr...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - July 13, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Myriads of People Peering into Little Boxes.
Authors: Thomas SP PMID: 31291145 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - July 12, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Prevalence of Chronic Health Conditions in Australian Adults with Depression and/or Anxiety.
Authors: Stanton R, Rosenbaum S, Rebar A, Happell B Abstract The association between psychotic illness and poor physical health is now clearly articulated in the literature. By contrast the impact of depression and/or anxiety on physical health is considerably less understood, despite depression being the leading cause of disability worldwide and is associated with significantly higher prevalence of physical comorbidities than found in the general population. An Australia national cross-sectional population-based survey was conducted to ascertain the prevalence of chronic physical health conditions in persons with,...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - July 11, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

The Effect of Group Counseling Based on Quality of Life Therapy on Stress and Life Satisfaction in Family Caregivers of Individuals with Substance Use Problem: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
Authors: Karimi Z, Rezaee N, Shakiba M, Navidian A Abstract Family caregivers of people with substance abuse are exposed to psychological problems that diminish their life quality and satisfaction. The purpose of this study was to diagnose the efficacy of quality-of-life intervention on stress and life satisfaction of family caregivers of individuals with substance use problem. This is a randomized controlled trial conducted on 80 family caregivers of individuals with substance use problem in the process of withdrawal who were referred to a psychiatric center in southeastern Iran (2018). The intervention group rece...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - July 11, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

A Qualitative Examination of the Physical Activity Needs of People with Severe Mental Illness.
Authors: Schebesch-Ruf W, Heimgartner A, Wells JS, Titze S Abstract It is recognised that physical activity has a positive impact on quality of life, social well-being and overall health of people with severe mental illness. However, there is a lack of theory informed programmes that support people with mental illness to adopt regular physical activity behaviour. The aim of this case study was to identify determinants of long-term physical activity among people with severe mental illness that may then inform the development of more suitable physical activity programmes. Semi-structured interviews were conducted wit...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - July 11, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Physical Healthcare of People with Serious Mental Illness: A Cross-Sectional Study of Nurses' Involvement, Views, and Current Practices.
This study examined nurses' current practices and views regarding the physical health of people with SMI. Methods: Cross-sectional study was conducted among nurses working in acute wards in large mental health hospital in Istanbul, Turkey. Convenience sample of 184 nurses agreed to participate in the study. Data collection was based on the self-reported responses. Descriptive statistics and comparison tests were used to describe the sample's characteristics and identify associations amongst the participants' characteristics. Findings: The results showed that nurses considered the patients' physical health important, partic...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - July 11, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Faces: Identification and Biases.
Authors: Flaskerud JH PMID: 31283367 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - July 11, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Response by Willis and Sullivan to Commentary by Baxter.
Authors: Sullivan L, Willis D PMID: 31246139 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 29, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Identifying the Complexity of Diagnosing Bipolar Disorder: A Focused Ethnography.
Conclusions: The rendering of an appropriate diagnosis is key. Many participants' lives were significantly improved when diagnosis was made, and treatment recommendations for bipolar disorder (BPD) were initiated. These findings offer clinicians and researchers new ways to think about the complexity of the diagnosis of BPD including contrasting decision-making outcomes along a screening, diagnosis, and treatment continuum, as well as using the diagnostic event to instigate meaningful life change in the patient. PMID: 31246151 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 29, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Needs of Individuals Recovering from a First-Episode of Mental Illness: A Qualitative Descriptive Analysis of Focus Group Discussions.
Discussions. Issues Ment Health Nurs. 2019 Jun 26;:1-10 Authors: Davies EL, Pelentsov LJ, Hooper KJ, Gordon AL, Esterman AJ Abstract A broad array of needs often arise for individuals when significant physical or mental illness occurs. The aim of this study was to investigate the needs experienced by individuals recovering from a first-episode of mental illness, to explore how these needs have been assessed and to gauge the acceptability of participating in formal, systematic needs assessments in the future. Fifteen individuals who had presented to a tertiary mental health service within the previous 3...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 28, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Measuring Group Process in Nurse-Facilitated Support Groups for Psychosocial Club Members.
This study examined the use of nurse-facilitated support groups by Psychosocial club members with SMI. Participation, core members, therapeutic factors, content discussed, and satisfaction with the intervention were measured. Perception of unmet need for a friend and membership in a group was measured before and after the intervention. Participation increased over time. Core members emerged. Yalom's therapeutic factors evolved. Discussion included sexually transmitted diseases, safety, making friends, health problems, problems with landlords, and adverse events such as victimization. The unmet need for a friend decreased. ...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 28, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Factors Related to Intention to Leave and Job Satisfaction among Registered Nurses at a Large Psychiatric Hospital.
Discussion: Work relationships, opportunity for education, and recognition for education were factors that were primarily related to intent to leave. PMID: 31241389 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 28, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research