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Clear Skies Ahead: The Way Out of Identity Confusion.
This article argues that the mental health nursing role suffers from a lack of coherence which creates problems both inside and outside of the profession. It looks at evolutionary and other reasons for the development of this identity confusion and highlights the consequences for the profession. A potential way forward is then considered, which incorporates reflective practice and greater promotion of the role, building on the unique strengths of the profession. The article concludes by suggesting that mental health nurses have reason to be proud of the work they do, and also that the profession has grounds for optimism. ...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - January 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

The Effect of Physical Activity on PTSD.
Authors: Oppizzi LM, Umberger R Abstract Although physical activity (PA) is known to reduce anxiety and depression, less is known about the effects of PA on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The author examined the state of the science regarding the effect of PA on PTSD. Three themes emerged: PA characteristics, added benefits of PA as a PTSD intervention, and theories on the method of action. Physical activity seems to be an effective adjunct therapy to reduce PTSD symptom severity. Findings are inconsistent between observational and controlled studies. More research is needed to identify the most effective t...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - January 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Interventions for Posttraumatic Stress with Resilience as Outcome: An Integrative Review.
Authors: Reyes AT, Kearney CA, Lee H, Isla K, Estrada J Abstract This integrative review explores the current state of knowledge on trauma-focused interventions with resilience as the outcome. The review synthesized the results of 17 intervention studies. Findings of the review demonstrate the importance of including resilience as an outcome measure for the effectiveness of trauma-focused interventions. Findings also provide preliminary evidence that effective trauma-focused interventions both reduce posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms and improve resilience. Further research should include a focus on dev...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - January 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Towards Changing the Long Term Care (LTC) Paradigm: Explicating the Concept of Thriving in Older Adults Living in LTC.
Authors: Sullivan L, Willis DG Abstract A phenomenon of interest for nursing is the facilitation of humanistic health care experiences and quality of life (Willis, Grace, & Roy, 2008 ). Inquiry into the concept of thriving as it manifests in the older adult residing in long-term care aligns with this interest. Thriving has been described by scholars in various disciplines but no context-specific definition for the LTC resident currently exists. Contrary to the generally held negative view of LTC, there is emerging evidence that older adult LTC residents "do well" or thrive in this environment. PMI...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - January 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Suicidality in Young Men Who Have Sex with Men: A Systematic Review of the Literature.
Authors: Luong CT, Rew L, Banner M Abstract This systematic literature review addresses risk and protective factors associated with suicidal ideation and attempts in young men who have sex with men (YMSM). The Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), PubMed, PsychArticles, and PsychInfo yielded 14 articles. Risk factors included (1) not being enrolled in school, (2) earlier sexual debut, (3) substance use/abuse, (4) homelessness, (5) bullying and victimization, (6) fear of community violence, (7) and parental abuse. Protective factors included (1) positive sexual minority LGBT stereotypes,...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - December 30, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Bisexual Mental Health: A Call to Action.
This article presents an analysis of the literature to date relating to bisexuality broadly and bisexual mental health specifically, with the aim of providing direction for future research projects. PMID: 29286831 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - December 30, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Self-Stigma Experiences Among Older Adults with Mental Health Problems Residing in Long-Term Care Facilities: A Qualitative Study.
This study aims to explore experiences of self-stigma among older adults with mental health problems in long-term care facilities. Ten semi-structured interviews were conducted. Insight into mental illness was identified as having a key influence upon the self-stigma experiences among this group. Participants shared common understandings, views, and behavioural reactions towards mental health problems. Lacking control, public stigma, sympathy, disinterest, avoidance, and fear were key themes among them. Re-conceptualising self-stigma theories and implementing interventions that aim at reducing stigmatising attitudes among ...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - December 30, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Vulnerability and Psychosocial Risk Factors Regarding People who Identify as Transgender. A Systematic Review of the Research Evidence.
Authors: McCann E, Brown M Abstract The aim of this systematic review was to identify the issues related to the vulnerability and psychosocial risk factors of people who identify as transgender. A search of relevant electronic databases from 2007 to 2017 was conducted. Included studies involved transgender people, vulnerability, and risk factors. Following the application of rigorous inclusion and exclusion criteria, a total of 21 papers were considered suitable for the review. The identified themes included sexual risks, substance use, psychological vulnerability risk factors, and protective factors and behaviors....
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - December 30, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

'Not Becoming Mother': A Phenomenological Exploration of the Therapeutic Relationship with Transgender Clients.
Authors: Harmon K, Donohue G Abstract LGBTI clients present specific challenges for the mental health profession with key issues for transgender people identified as including isolation, fear, stigma, and family rejection, all of which contribute to the transgender community's high levels of depression, anxiety, substance misuse, self-harm, and suicide. This qualitative research paper explores the experiences of Irish psychotherapists working with transgender clients to explore specifically the nature of the therapeutic relationship. Using an interpretive phenomenological approach, it examines the subjective experi...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - December 24, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Families Raising Transgendered Children: A Review of Three Books.
Authors: Parker M PMID: 29272171 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - December 24, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Introduction of Guest Editor Edward McCann, PhD, RN, RPN.
Authors: Thomas SP PMID: 29272189 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - December 24, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

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Authors: PMID: 29215936 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - December 9, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Orthorexia Nervosa: A Review of the Literature.
CONCLUSION: More research is needed to determine the prevalence of pathologically unhealthy, obsessive, "self-defined healthy," eating behaviors, and to determine if ON is a unique eating disorder or just a subset of another disorder. PMID: 29215937 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - December 9, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Putting Mental Health Above All-Literally.
Authors: Thomas SP PMID: 29215938 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - December 9, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Associate Editors "Issues in Mental Health Nursing" 2017.
Associate Editors "Issues in Mental Health Nursing" 2017. Issues Ment Health Nurs. 2017 Dec;38(12):1042 Authors: PMID: 29215940 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - December 9, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

A Study on the Theory of Mind Deficits and Delusions in Schizophrenic Patients.
This study was conducted to find differences between patients with schizophrenia and healthy control group in ToM and to examine relationships among intelligence, ToM, and delusion in patients with schizophrenia. METHODS: Data was collected from 50 patients of schizophrenia and 32 healthy subjects. Participants were given the psychological test form with structured questionnaire. The SPSS 22.0 program was used for t-test, ANCOVA, and, Pearson's Correlation. Measurements used for this study were Korean-Wechsler intelligence scale, three types of Theory of Mind test (Hinting task, False belief task, and Emotional attribu...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - December 3, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Gender Diversity in Nursing.
Authors: Flaskerud JH, Halloran EJ PMID: 29193994 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - December 3, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Beck Depression Inventory-II: Factor Analyses with Three Groups of Midlife Women of African Descent in the Midwest, the South, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Authors: Gary FA, Yarandi H, Evans E, Still C, Mickels P, Hassan M, Campbell D, Conic R Abstract This research encompasses a factor analysis of the Beck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II), which involves three groups of midlife women of African descent who reside in the Midwest, the South, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The purpose of the study was to determine the factor structure of the BDI-II when administered to a sample of women aged 40-65 of African descent who reside in the three distinct geographical regions of the United States. A correlational, descriptive design was used, and 536 women of African descent wer...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - December 3, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Relation Among Anxiety and Family Burden in Primary First-Degree Caregivers of Outpatients with Mental Disorders in Turkey.
Authors: Dikeç G, Ergün G, Gumus F Abstract The aim of this study was to determine the relation among anxiety and family burden in primary first-degree relative caregivers of outpatients with mental disorders in Turkey. Data were collected with patients' primary first-degree relative caregivers via the Information Form, Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI), and Perceived Family Burden Scale (PFBS). In all, 481 caregivers (325 women and 156 men) participated in this study. Based on this study's results, primary caregivers of patients with mental disorders had a moderate level anxiety, and as anxiety increased, f...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - December 3, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Nursing and the Emergence of Egoless Care: A Discussion on Social Engineering in Mental Health.
Discussion on Social Engineering in Mental Health. Issues Ment Health Nurs. 2017 Dec 01;:1-7 Authors: Schout G, de Jong G Abstract The narrowing of the diverse fields of psychiatry to just the single dimension of the biomedical model has resulted in a situation where professions with a focus on curing (psychiatrists and psychologists) are favoured over those with a focus on caring and encouraging near communities to care for each other (nurses). The social engineering of mental problems leads to a state of helplessness. This paper contributes to an understanding of the barriers to utilise the social re...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - December 3, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Racial and Ethnic Differences in Mental Health among Asian Americans and Non-Hispanic Whites: Based on California Health Interview Survey.
Authors: Park H, Choi E, Park YS, Wenzel JA Abstract While Asians are becoming the largest ethnic group in the United States, studies have focused on Asians as a single population. The purpose of this study was to explore the racial and ethnic mental health differences between non-Hispanic Whites and Asians, with an emphasis on understudied subgroups, from the California Health Interview Survey 2011/2012. In this dataset Asians had significantly lower adjusted odds ratios for both mental distress and serious mental illness. However, when Asians were divided into subgroups and compared to Whites, Vietnamese and Japa...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - November 30, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

'Modelling a Secure-Base' for Women with Complex Needs: Attachment-Based Interventions Used by Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Clinicians.
Authors: Myors KA, Cleary M, Johnson M, Schmied V Abstract Infant well-being is intrinsically linked to maternal physical and emotional well-being. Internationally health services have implemented policies to identify women at risk of mental health problems and developed effective care pathways. The aim of this paper is to describe how perinatal and infant mental health clinicians perceive their role and the attachment-based interventions they use in their work. The study comes from a larger mixed methods study, which examined two specialist perinatal and infant mental health services in New South Wales (Australia)...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - November 29, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Testing Nursing Sensitive Outcomes in Out-Patient Drug Addicts, with "Nursing Role Effectiveness Model".
Testing Nursing Sensitive Outcomes in Out-Patient Drug Addicts, with "Nursing Role Effectiveness Model". Issues Ment Health Nurs. 2017 Nov 27;:1-8 Authors: Seabra PRC, Amendoeira JJP, Sá LO Abstract Our aim was to identify factors that contribute to a better outcome in drug users and to understand the effectiveness of nursing interventions, by applying "Nursing Role Effectiveness Model" (NREM). It's a correlational, cross-sectional study with 180 drug users in a methadone program, randomly selected from three community services. We identified that treatment time, lower co-mor...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - November 29, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

A Woman's Right to Dignified, Respectful Healthcare During Childbirth: A Review of the Literature on Obstetric Mistreatment.
Authors: Darilek U PMID: 29172894 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - November 29, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing: The Craft of Caring, 3rd Edition.
Authors: Cusack B PMID: 29136394 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - November 16, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Introduction of Guest Editor Kelly A. Carlson, PhD, PMHNP-BC.
Authors: Thomas SP PMID: 29136395 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - November 16, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Building Early Academic Career Capacity Through Mentoring.
Authors: Cleary M, Jackson D, Sayers JM, Lopez V PMID: 29136396 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - November 16, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Psychiatric Inpatient Nurses' Perceptions of Using Motivational Interviewing.
CONCLUSIONS: Consistent use of MI was used less often than initially believed but having MI focused conversations were useful. When planning MI training for inpatient psychiatric staff nurses, activities must be timely, realistic, and achievable. Work environment is important to making and sustaining the use of MI. PMID: 29136397 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - November 16, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Suicide Lethality: A Concept Analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: Clarifying the concept of suicide lethality encourages awareness of the possibility of different suicidal behaviors associated with different suicide outcomes and will inform the development of future nursing interventions. A clearer definition of the concept of suicide lethality will guide clinical practice, research, and policy development aimed at suicide prevention. PMID: 29064731 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - October 25, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Challenges Encountered by Nurses Working in Acute Psychiatric Wards: A Qualitative Study in Iran.
CONCLUSIONS: Given the importance of physical and mental well-being of nurses and the moral and professional responsibility of an organization to protect staff health, it is of prime importance to examine the inpatient psychiatric nurses' experiences to better understand them and hopefully use such knowledge so as to improve their work life. PMID: 29064747 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - October 25, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Mental Health-Related Stigma in China.
CONCLUSION: We identified some results similar to those reported in foreign settings. However, some noteworthy findings concerning the stigma of health professionals, medical students, and family members towards people with mental disorders in China should be the focus of further research. Interventions designed to reduce mental health-related stigma may benefit from considering cultural influences exhibited by the Chinese population. PMID: 29053392 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - October 21, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

The Current Socio-Political Climate and Psychological Distress Among Transgender People.
Authors: Flaskerud JH, Lesser J PMID: 29028362 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - October 16, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

The Effectiveness of Empowerment Program on Increasing Self-Esteem, Learned Resourcefulness, and Coping Ways in Women Exposed to Domestic Violence.
This study was conducted to assess the effectiveness of empowerment program on increasing self-esteem, learned resourcefulness, and coping ways in women exposed to domestic violence. This experimental study was conducted between October 2012 and June 2014 in the obstetrics and gynaecology departments of the Giresun Maternity Hospital, and at the Family Counseling Center (FCC) in Turkey. Sixty women who agreed to participate in the study were randomly assigned into two groups. Data were collected by the Coopersmith Self-Esteem Inventory (SEI), The Rosenbaum's Learned Resourcefulness Scale (RLRS), and the Ways of Coping Inve...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - October 16, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Exploring Self-Care and Preferred Supports for Adult Parents in Recovery from Substance Use Disorders: Qualitative Findings from a Feasibility Study.
This study used a qualitative descriptive approach to explore perceptions of self-care and parenting to inform future self-care interventions for parents in early recovery. Nineteen mothers and fathers of at least one child between the ages of 6-18 were interviewed by telephone about parental self-care practices while in recovery from SUD, recovery management, and preferred supports in the community. Participants described the experience of parenting as challenging, with variations in the level of support and resources. Self-care included meaningful connection with recovery support and children, taking care of physical hea...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - October 16, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Issues in Mental Health Nursing.
Authors: Cleary M, Sayers J, Raeburn T, Lopez V PMID: 29016258 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - October 11, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Assessing Dangerousness: Domestic Violence Offenders and Child Abusers (3(rd) ed.).
Authors: Lane CD PMID: 29016259 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - October 11, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Antidepressants for Treating Depression in Adults with End-stage Kidney Disease with Dialysis.
Authors: Christian R PMID: 29016260 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - October 11, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

"Sound Health: Music and the Mind": The New Initiative of the National Institutes of Health and National Endowment for the Arts.
"Sound Health: Music and the Mind": The New Initiative of the National Institutes of Health and National Endowment for the Arts. Issues Ment Health Nurs. 2017 Oct;38(10):779 Authors: Thomas SP PMID: 29016261 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - October 11, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Association of 5-HTTLPR Polymorphism with the Nursing Diagnoses and the Achievement of Nursing Outcomes in Patients with Major Depression.
Authors: Prokofieva M, Karadima G, Koukia E, Michou V, Kyprianidou C, Papageorgiou CV, Alexiadis E, Constantoulakis P, Dikeos D Abstract The aim of this study is to investigate whether a 44-base-pair insertion/deletion polymorphism in the upstream regulatory region of the serotonin transporter gene (5-HTTLPR) is associated with the nursing diagnoses and the achievement of the desired nursing outcomes in inpatients with major depression. Thirty five patients were evaluated. The nursing diagnoses of risk for suicide and imbalanced nutrition are reported less often in homozygotes of the high-expressing gene (LA). Carr...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - October 11, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

The challenge of juvenile justice: advocating for troubled children in trouble.
THE CHALLENGE OF JUVENILE JUSTICE: ADVOCATING FOR TROUBLED CHILDREN IN TROUBLE. Issues Ment Health Nurs. 2001;22(2):207-224 Authors: Esq SG Abstract Psychiatric nurses have long advocated for children with mental disorders, but few have gone behind bars to advocate for these youth. This paper offers suggestions for advocating on behalf of the most underserved of children?youthful offenders. Efforts in Maryland, as an example, portray conflicting convictions: to punish or to treat. These conflicting convictions permeate our juvenile laws, juvenile facilities, and treatment programs. A discussion of succ...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - October 8, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

From the editor - about this issue on youthful offenders.
FROM THE EDITOR - ABOUT THIS ISSUE ON YOUTHFUL OFFENDERS. Issues Ment Health Nurs. 2001;22(2):121-122 Authors: Thomas SP PMID: 28985119 [PubMed] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - October 8, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

An overview of forensic psychiatric care of the adolescent.
AN OVERVIEW OF FORENSIC PSYCHIATRIC CARE OF THE ADOLESCENT. Issues Ment Health Nurs. 2001;22(2):125-135 Authors: Shelton SMD Abstract The field of forensic psychiatric nursing is a relatively recent addition to the specialty of psychiatric nursing. This paper provides an overview of forensic psychiatric care of adolescent patients. It describes the juvenile justice system, identifies various theoretical models useful for understanding youthful offenders, and explores risk and protective factors. Psychiatric comorbidities and treatment considerations also are presented. PMID: 28985120 [PubMed] (Sour...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - October 8, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

The counselor's handbook: a practical a?z guide to professional and clinical practice.
THE COUNSELOR'S HANDBOOK: A PRACTICAL A?Z GUIDE TO PROFESSIONAL AND CLINICAL PRACTICE. Issues Ment Health Nurs. 2001;22(2):225-227 Authors: Erickson H PMID: 28985121 [PubMed] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - October 8, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Using creative arts to build coping skills to reduce domestic violence in the lives of female juvenile offenders.
This study provides a profile of female juvenile offenders, their problems and needs, and suggests psychoeducational approaches for building coping skills to reduce cycles of domestic violence. This is particularly important within a system designed primarily for their male counterparts. PMID: 28985122 [PubMed] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - October 8, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

The role of contextual, child, and parent factors in predicting criminal outcomes in adolescence.
This study examined predictor variables that would contribute toward an explanatory model linking child maltreatment and the outcome of crime seriousness. A secondary data analysis was completed on a random sample of youth committed and detained by a juvenile justice system in the northeast United States. Although existing data indicate a predisposition to crime and violence among youth that are maltreated, more research is needed to determine the exact nature of the link, as well as the need to determine the relationship of associated factors. The aim of this analysis was to identify key contextual, child, and parental fa...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - October 8, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

From the guest editor of this special issue on youthful offenders.
FROM THE GUEST EDITOR OF THIS SPECIAL ISSUE ON YOUTHFUL OFFENDERS. Issues Ment Health Nurs. 2001;22(2):123-124 Authors: Shelton D PMID: 28985124 [PubMed] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - October 8, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Mental Health Wellness and Biofield Therapies: An Integrative Review.
Authors: Mangione L, Swengros D, Anderson JG Abstract Biofield therapies such as Healing Touch and Reiki increase relaxation, decrease anxiety and stress, and improve mood. Understanding the efficacy of these therapies in terms of mental health wellness is important for nurses interested in complementary and integrative care. The goal of the present integrative review was to investigate the state of knowledge regarding biofield therapies and the impact on anxiety, mood, and mental health wellness. Electronic databases were searched for articles available in English and published from 2014 to 2016. Biofield therapie...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - October 4, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Provider Perspectives on Intimate Partner Violence in Bluefields, Nicaragua.
Authors: Laughon K, Mitchell E, Price J Abstract BACKGROUND: Intimate partner violence represents a significant public health problem and a substantial human rights' issue for women and girls throughout the world. Design and Purpose: The purpose of this study was to answer these research questions: What are the current practices for addressing gender violence in the RACS? What do professionals consider to be the current strengths and gaps in policies related to gender violence in this region? By employing a qualitative descriptive approach (Sandelowski, 2000 ), researchers traveled from the US to Bluefields, Nicara...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - September 30, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Dreaming.
Authors: Flaskerud JH PMID: 28956677 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - September 30, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Association between Depressed Mood and Youth Condom/Contraceptive Nonuse: A Systematic Review of Literature.
CONCLUSIONS: There is fair evidence of an association of depressed mood with contraceptive nonuse. Further specific analyses need to be conducted on this topic. Additional research using true prospective design and improved reporting on the measure of both exposure and outcome are also needed to provide more reliable findings and facilitate improved understanding of the association between depressed mood and sexual risk behavior. PMID: 28956685 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - September 30, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research