Nursing Staff Factors Contributing to Seclusion in Acute Mental Health Care - An Explorative Cohort Study.
CONCLUSION: Nurses' gender may be a predictor for seclusion, but it seems to be mediated by the effect of physical stature. We used a rigorous, census-based, prospective design to collect data on a highly detailed level and found a large effect of physical stature of nurses on seclusion. We found nurses' physical stature to be the most substantial predictor for seclusion. These and other factors need to be explored in further research with larger sample size. PMID: 28388296 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - April 9, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Living with the Choice: A Grounded Theory of Iraqi Refugee Resettlement to the U.S.
This study allowed Iraqi refugees the opportunity to voice their personal experiences of resettling in America, and revealed life stories that inspire and illuminate a process that can guide health care delivery as they cope with the stresses of their journey. As a result, an in-depth storyline was established to explain the process of resettlement for Iraqi refugees. The development of this resettlement theory, grounded in Iraqi refugee experience, has the potential to guide nursing education, enhance the efficacy of practice, inform policy development and form the basis for research. PMID: 28379737 [PubMed - in proce...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - April 7, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Introduction of Special Issue on Immigrant and Refugee Mental Health and Guest Editors Jacquelyn Flaskerud, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Janna Lesser, PhD, RN.
Authors: Thomas SP, Issues in Mental Health Nursing PMID: 28379738 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - April 7, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Effectiveness of Primary Health Care Services in Addressing Mental Health Needs of Minority Refugee Population in New Zealand.
This study included focus group discussion with Bhutanese women and men followed by interviews with health service providers. The findings of this study highlighted inadequacies and constraints in addressing Bhutanese refugee women's mental health needs in New Zealand and provided evidence for recommendations to address these inadequacies. PMID: 28379739 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - April 7, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Conflicting Cultural Values, Gender Role Attitudes, and Acculturation: Exploring the Context of Reproductive and Mental Health of Asian-Indian Immigrant Women in the US.
Authors: Mann SK, Roberts LR, Montgomery S Abstract Asian-Indians, one of the fastest growing US immigrant groups, experience depression and anxiety, particularly among women. In this mixed-methods study, quantitative (n = 217) and qualitative (n = 36) data explored egalitarian vs. traditional views regarding women's roles and rights. Bicultural integration, family planning decision-making ability, and anxiety were associated with more egalitarian views, while Punjabi language preference, depression, and more births were associated with traditional views. Health care professionals serving this population need to be...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - April 7, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Rehabilitation for Survivors of the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda: What Are the Lessons Learned?
Authors: Uwamaliya P, Smith G Abstract Rehabilitation remains a significant concern among survivors of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. Rehabilitation falls under tertiary prevention, which is a core function of public health. Despite efforts to introduce various rehabilitation programmes for genocide survivors in Rwanda, these initiatives have often proved inadequate in meeting their long-term needs. The failure of the Rwandan Government, international community, United Nations, and other Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) calls into serious question their commitment to international human rights laws. Rehabilitation...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - April 7, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Anxiety Disorders among US Immigrants: The Role of Immigrant Background and Social-Psychological Factors.
This study used the National Epidemiological Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions, a longitudinal adult sample, to estimate the rates of prevalent, acquired, and persisting anxiety disorders by nativity and racial-ethnic origin while adjusting for acculturation, stress, social ties, and sociodemographics. Prevalent and acquired anxiety disorders were less likely among foreign-born than US-born, except Puerto-Rican- and Mexican-born who had higher risks. Persisting cases were similar between foreign-born and US-born, except Asian/Pacific Islanders who had lower risk. Stress and preference for socializing outside one's r...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - April 7, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

An Intervention Supporting the Mental Health of Children with a Refugee Background.
Authors: Serneels G, Villanueva O'Driscoll J, Imeraj L, Vanfraussen K, Lampo A Abstract This contribution proposes an intervention methodology that provides improved access to and effectiveness of mental health care facilities in Brussels, Belgium, for children and their families with a refugee and migration background. Migration is a complex process that involves several potential risk factors, and referral to mental health facilities is often ineffective. Consequently, optimal developmental opportunities for refugee children are hampered. The intervention is underpinned by a broad-based contextual perspective tha...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - April 7, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

The Self In Health And Illness: Patients, Professionals And Narrative Identity.
Authors: Mills J PMID: 28358650 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - April 1, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Individual and Dynamic: Western Views of a Good Death.
Authors: Flaskerud JH PMID: 28350477 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - March 31, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

A Qualitative Study of a Maintenance Support Program for Women at Risk of Homelessness: Part 2: Situational Factors.
Authors: McMaster R, Lopez V, Kornhaber R, Cleary M Abstract People who are homeless tend to have a number of complex needs. A housing maintenance support program (MSP) for women from the perspectives of clients, case managers and health professionals within the program was explored in this qualitative descriptive study. Interviews were conducted, and data were analysed using thematic analysis. The overarching theme that emerged from the data was "A life-changing event: I have the power to change." This theme was supported by three sub-themes: personal, situational and societal dimensions. In this paper, ...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - March 31, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

A Qualitative Study of a Maintenance Support Program for Women at Risk of Homelessness: Part 1: Personal Factors.
Authors: McMaster R, Lopez V, Kornhaber R, Cleary M Abstract In this article, a qualitative study of homeless women and their experiences attending a Maintenance Support Programme (MSP) is discussed. The overarching theme that emerged from the study of women in the MSP was 'A life-changing event: I have the power to change'. The article focuses on the first of the sub-themes: personal factors including: (a) health status, (b) beliefs and attitudes, (c) knowledge, and (d) life and interpersonal skills. Findings demonstrate the influence that these factors have on the capacity of homeless women to change their lives....
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - March 31, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Addressing Stillbirth in India Must Include Men.
CONCLUSIONS: Patriarchal societal values, son preference, deficient women's autonomy, and sex-selective abortion perpetuate the risk for future poor infant outcomes, including stillbirth, and compounds the already higher risk of stillbirth for males. Grief interventions should explore and take into account men's perceptions, attitudes, and behaviors towards reproductive decision making. PMID: 28350492 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - March 31, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

A Qualitative Study of a Maintenance Support Program for Women at Risk of Homelessness: Part 3: Societal Factors.
Authors: McMaster R, Lopez V, Kornhaber R, Cleary M Abstract Homelessness is a collective societal problem, and people who are homeless are often treated as society's underclass, stigmatised and excluded. These issues are often exacerbated among homeless people from countries other than the one in which they are currently living. In this paper we report findings from a qualitative study of homeless women, case managers and health professionals from a Maintenance Support Program and their personal accounts and insights into their experiences of the program. This paper presents the third and last sub-theme "soci...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - March 31, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Implementation of a Health Indicator Monitoring System in an Assertive Community Treatment Team at a Community Outpatient Behavioral Health Organization.
Authors: Sims G, Delaney KR Abstract Persons with severe mental illness have increased risk for medical co-morbidities and early mortality. The purpose of this project was to implement a health indicator monitoring system for an Assertive Community Treatment team and to utilize this system to generate referrals to appropriate medical providers. The system established utilized Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) recommended health indicators and pre-post data analysis to assess the effectiveness of the initiative. Targets for health indicator collection were partially reached, with res...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - March 14, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Music Therapy as a Nonpharmacological Intervention for Anxiety in Patients with a Thought Disorder.
Authors: Pavlov A, Kameg K, Cline TW, Chiapetta L, Stark S, Mitchell AM Abstract Music therapy has been identified as a non-pharmacological adjunct therapy to treat anxiety. This QI project aimed to assess the effects of music therapy on anxiety in a sample of patients hospitalized with a thought disorder. Participants were assessed pre- and post-group using a visual analog scale for anxiety. The intervention significantly reduced VAS scores from 3.1 pre-intervention to .897 immediately post-intervention (p = 0.008). This data suggests that music therapy may be beneficial in the short term for this population and i...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - March 14, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

High Hopes and Expectations: Consumer Disappointment and Recovery.
Authors: Cleary M, Escott P, Lees D, Sayers J PMID: 28287864 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - March 14, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Recovery-Oriented Psychiatric Nursing in South Korea: A Hybrid Concept Analysis.
This study considered of 7 empirical studies, 21 guidelines, 12 instruments, 2 related theories, 3 practical models, and 2 intervention programs. In the fieldwork phase, this study performed in-depth interviews with nine psychiatric nurses. After comprehensively analyzing the attributes of recovery-oriented psychiatric nursing through a literature review and the fieldwork phase, this study rearranged the final attributes and definition of recovery-oriented psychiatric nursing in the final analytic phase as follows: "Placing consumers in the center of nursing as human beings"; "Expecting with hope"; &quo...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - March 14, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

In a Blue (State) Mood.
Authors: Flaskerud JH PMID: 28287866 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - March 14, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Psychoeducation for Siblings of People with Severe Mental Illness.
Authors: Sin J, Jordan C, Barley E, Henderson C, Norman I, Whitehead L PMID: 28287867 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - March 14, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

A Self-Help Preventive Intervention for Major Depressive Disorder: Promising Findings.
Authors: Thomas SP PMID: 28287868 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - March 14, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Combined Associations of Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior With Depressive Symptoms in Older Adults.
Authors: Santos DA, Virtuoso JS, Meneguci J, Sasaki JE, Tribess S Abstract The aim of this study was to analyze the association of combined physical activity (PA)/sedentary behaviour (SB) with depressive symptoms (DS) in older adults. A cross-sectional study was conducted with 622 individuals ≥ 60 years old. After adjusting for gender, years of study, and monthly household income, prevalence ratios for presence of DS were statistically significant for older adults with
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - March 14, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

A Life Course Theory Approach to Understanding Eritrean Refugees' Perceptions of Preventive Health Care in the United States.
Authors: Worabo HJ Abstract Thousands of Eritreans flee their homes each month, embarking on dangerous journeys. With these extreme life experiences in mind, this qualitative study aimed to better understand Eritrean resettled refugees' perceptions of United States (US) preventive health care through the lens of the Life Course Theory. Through secondary thematic analysis of narrative data, two over-arching themes emerged: 1) a thirst for information, understanding and affordable health care and 2) attitudes of gratitude and hope despite lack of information and funding. Health promotion programs should focus on enha...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - March 12, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Methodological Challenges in Conducting Research with Refugee Women.
Authors: Baird M, Bimali M, Cott A, Brimacombe M, Ruhland-Petty T, Daley C Abstract The purpose of this pilot study was to evaluate the acceptability and feasibility of a 10-week community-based, culturally tailored mental health intervention, called Healthy Sudanese Families, with 12 South Sudanese refugee women living in a metropolitan area of the Midwestern United States. This mixed-methods study used the Dinka and Arabic versions of the Hopkins Symptoms Checklist-25 to measure indicators of anxiety and depression and a final focus group to evaluate the women's responses to the intervention. The women found the ...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - March 12, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

"You Are not Alone" Strategies for Addressing Mental Health and Health Promotion with a Refugee Women's Sewing Group.
"You Are not Alone" Strategies for Addressing Mental Health and Health Promotion with a Refugee Women's Sewing Group. Issues Ment Health Nurs. 2017 Mar 10;:1-7 Authors: Salt RJ, Costantino ME, Dotson EL, Paper BM Abstract Resettlement can be an uncertain time for refugees as they have often suffered life-threatening circumstances prior to flight from their countries, yet few resettlement programs screen for mental health. The purpose of this study was to pilot the Refugee Health Screener-15 (RHS-15) to assess mental health and the Pathways to Wellness intervention to identify internal and str...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - March 12, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Patients', Family Members', and Professional Carers' Experiences of Psychoeducational Multifamily Groups for Participants with Intellectual Disabilities and Mental Illness.
The objective of this study is to investigate the participants' experiences of being part of a group like this. The group intervention had been slightly modified due to the participants' intellectual disabilities. Four patients, their close relatives, and community professional caregivers were interviewed using a semi-structured scheme. The four patients had participated in different groups. Three of them had autism spectrum disorder in addition to intellectual disabilities and mental illness. None of the patients were in the most acute phase during the group intervention. Topics discussed in the group sessions encompassed...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - February 22, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Nursing Students' Reflections After Meetings With Patients and Their Relatives Enacted by Professional Actors: Being Touched and Feeling Empathy.
Authors: Söderberg A, Sundbaum JK, Engström Å Abstract When professional actors have been used in mental health simulations with nursing students, the experience has been regarded as a meaningful contribution to their education and described as a safe way of experiencing challenging situations that can occur in clinical settings. The aim was to study nursing students' reflections after meetings with nursing patients and their relatives, as enacted by professional actors, in psychiatric/elderly care. The design was a qualitative descriptive research approach. Gibbs's ( 1988 ) reflective cycle was the...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - February 22, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Adapting and Implementing Open Dialogue in the Scandinavian Countries: A Scoping Review.
Authors: Buus N, Bikic A, Jacobsen EK, Müller-Nielsen K, Aagaard J, Rossen CB Abstract Open Dialogue is a resource-oriented mental health approach, which mobilises a crisis-struck person's psychosocial network resources. This scoping review 1) identifies the range and nature of literature on the adoption of Open Dialogue in Scandinavia in places other than the original sites in Finland, and 2) summarises this literature. We included 33 publications. Most studies in this scoping review were published as "grey" literature and most grappled with how to implement Open Dialogue faithfully. In the Scandina...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - February 8, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Moving Beyond Routines in Teaching and Learning: Releasing the Educative Potential of Published Eating Disorder Memoirs.
This article reports on how aesthetics can be applied to sensitize mental health practitioners to appreciate the lived experience of a mental health challenge such as an eating disorder. Such mental health practitioners play an important role in the health service, yet the widespread diffusion of the bio-medical model into mental health, once characterized for its equal emphasis on the psycho-social-cultural, has led to criticisms of an over-focus on illness identification, at the expense of accommodating the meanings of subjective and unique experiences of mental health, struggle and recovery. Using Kate Grenville's typol...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - February 8, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Prevalence and Risk Factors of Workplace Violence toward Mental Health Staff Departments in Jordanian Hospitals.
Authors: Al-Azzam M, Tawalbeh L, Sulaiman M, Al-Sagarat AY, Harb E Abstract A cross-sectional study (n = 262) was conducted to assess the prevalence of workplace violence among mental health departments staff in Jordan. The findings showed that 67.2% of the respondents were victims of at least one violent incident in the last year. Verbal abuse was the most reported type of violence. Patients were considered as the main source of violence. The contributing factors to workplace violence include being unmarried and working longer shifts. Sadly, just being a healthcare worker was found to also be a factor in the incid...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - February 8, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Goal Setting among People Living with Mental Illness: A Qualitative Analysis of Recovery Camp.
Authors: Moxham L, Taylor EK, Patterson C, Perlman D, Brighton R, Heffernan T, Sumskis S Abstract People living with mental illness (consumers) often experience difficulty in achieving life goals, particularly those important for their recovery. An innovative approach to address consumers' goals for recovery can be found in the form of therapeutic recreation (TR) initiatives. Recovery Camp is a five-day TR program, bringing together people with a serious mental illness, undergraduate health students, and staff members. This paper aims to examine the types of goals set by consumers in the context of Recovery Camp, a...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - February 8, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

How Movies Shape Students' Attitudes Toward Individuals with Schizophrenia: An Exploration of the Relationships between Entertainment Experience and Stigmatization.
Authors: Röhm A, Hastall MR, Ritterfeld U PMID: 28166439 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - February 8, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Violent Crime in the Lives of Homeless Female Ex-Offenders.
Authors: Nyamathi AM, Salem BE, Hall E, Oleskowicz T, Ekstrand M, Yadav K, Toyama J, Turner S, Faucette M Abstract The cyclical pattern of violence in the lives of homeless female ex-offenders may precipitate ongoing substance use and recidivism; all of which have shown to be mounting public health issues affecting successful reentry. This paper, which analyzed baseline data from a longitudinal study of 126 female ex-offenders in Los Angeles and Pomona, California, highlighted the factors found to be associated with violent crime among homeless female ex-offenders. A multiple logistic regression model for whether o...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - February 4, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Grandparent Power: Wisdom, Experience and Perspective - An Intergenerational Mental Health Resource.
Authors: Cleary M, Handley C, Kornhaber R PMID: 28129016 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - January 29, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Announcement of Awards for Best Research Paper and Best Practice Paper of 2016.
Authors: Thomas SP PMID: 28129021 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - January 29, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Intimate Partner Violence: The Lived Experience of Single Women.
Authors: Thomas L, Scott-Tilley D Abstract Research in intimate partner violence has focused on married, cohabiting, adolescents, or college aged women. The experience of intimate partner violence by single women has not been studied separately from other groups of women. An interpretive phenomenological approach was used with feminist inquiry to gain insight into the experience of intimate partner violence by single women. The overarching theme was control and manipulation by the abuser. Subthemes included not feeling safe, poor communication skills, and caretaking. Nurses need to be aware of the occurrence of int...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - December 22, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Distribution, Risks, and Responses to Parkinson's Disease.
Authors: Flaskerud JH PMID: 27996338 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - December 22, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Efficacy of Bowen Theory on Marital Conflict in the Family Nursing Practice: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
Authors: Yektatalab S, Seddigh Oskouee F, Sodani M Abstract Family plays an important role in health and illness, and preparing the nurses to assess and improve the family functioning and relationship based on a theoretical framework is of critical importance. This randomized controlled trial was performed to evaluate the effectiveness of Bowen system theory on marital conflict in the family nursing practice. A total of 42 couples referring to the family court of Shiraz, Iran were randomly assigned to either the intervention (receiving eight 90-minute sessions of Bowen systemic family therapy) or the control group ...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - December 22, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Meta-Ethnography of Qualitative Research on the Experience of Being a Partner to an Individual with Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorder.
Authors: Lewis LF Abstract Several qualitative studies explore the experience of being a partner to an individual with schizophrenia spectrum disorder, but these studies remain isolated "islands of knowledge." This meta-ethnography aimed to synthesize current qualitative studies using Noblit and Hare's method. Thirteen studies were identified for inclusion. Three overarching themes were revealed: unmet expectations of relationship, renegotiating relationship roles, and separation versus togetherness. Themes interacted as a cycle with separation versus togetherness as temporal endpoints. Partners also rene...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - December 22, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Education for Hospital Staff: An Integrative Literature Review.
Authors: Brereton R, Gerdtz M Abstract Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) education amongst hospital staff is often inadequate. This leads to suboptimal care of patients and is a missed opportunity for early identification and treatment. This integrative review evaluates the core features of current education for hospital-based doctors and nurses in AOD, including country of origin, content, duration, and pedagogy. The majority of included studies were conducted in the USA (72%), target alcohol rather than AOD in general (72%), adopted a purely medical model of treatment (94%), and utilised a Screening, Brief Interventio...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - December 16, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Call For Manuscripts: Special issue of "Issues in Mental Health Nursing" on the topic of Mental Health Wellness, Recovery, and Holism.
Call For Manuscripts: Special issue of "Issues in Mental Health Nursing" on the topic of Mental Health Wellness, Recovery, and Holism. Issues Ment Health Nurs. 2016 Dec 14;:1 Authors: Thomas S PMID: 27960608 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - December 16, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Residents' View of Quality in Ordinary Housing with Housing Support for People With Psychiatric Disabilities.
Authors: Rask M, Schröder A, Lundqvist LO, Ivarsson AB, Brunt D Abstract The aim of the present study was to investigate the quality of housing support provided in housing services for people with psychiatric disabilities living in ordinary housing with housing support from the residents' perspective, by using the QPC-H instrument. A sample of 174 residents in ordinary housing, receiving housing support from 22 housing support services in nine Swedish municipalities, participated in this study. The results show that the quality of psychiatric care in housing services was mainly rated highly as measured with th...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - December 14, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Preventive Strategies and Processes to Counteract Bullying in Health Care Settings: Focus Group Discussions.
Discussions. Issues Ment Health Nurs. 2016 Dec 12;:1-9 Authors: Strandmark K M, Rahm G, Wilde Larsson B, Nordström G, Rystedt I Abstract The aim of the present study was to explore preventive strategies and processes to counteract bullying in workplaces. Data were collected by individual interviews and focus group discussions at one hospital and two nursing home wards for elderly, a total of 29 participants. In the analysis of the interviews we were inspired by constructivist grounded theory. Persistent work with a humanistic value system by supervisor and coworkers, raising awareness about the bu...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - December 14, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

EOV Editorial Board.
Authors: PMID: 27937068 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - December 14, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Capitalising on Engagement: An Underutilised and Undervalued Resource in Healthcare.
Authors: Cleary M, Lees D, Escott P, Sayers JM, Cleary M PMID: 27937069 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - December 14, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Summing Up the Highlights of 2016.
Authors: Thomas SP PMID: 27937070 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - December 14, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Introduction of Guest Editor of Special Issue on Addiction and Mental Health Across the Lifespan.
Authors: Thomas SP PMID: 27937078 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - December 14, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Meaning in Life and Meaning of Life in Mental Health Care: An Integrative Literature Review.
Authors: Glaw X, Kable A, Hazelton M, Inder K Abstract The aim of this integrative literature review was to identify high quality empirical research and theoretical literature on the sources of meaning in life and people's beliefs regarding the meaning of life. This will inform current mental health clinical practice and research by providing a synthesis of empirical and theoretical literature. Failure to address meaninglessness or the existential crisis can lead to psychopathologies such as depression, anxiety, addiction, aggression, hopelessness, apathy, lower levels of well-being, physical illness, and suicide. ...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - December 10, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Participants' Voices From Within a Healthy Lifestyle Group.
Authors: Park T, Foster K, Usher K Abstract Weight gain is a serious health concern. People with mental illnesses are at increased risk of weight gain. The primary treatment is lifestyle changes such as increasing physical activity and dietary changes. This qualitative study explored the experience of people with schizophrenia who participated in a healthy lifestyle program. Four themes were identified. The findings indicate that benefits of the program were more than physical health improvements and included regular access to a health professional, gaining social relationships, and a sense of belonging. Future rec...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - December 10, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Comparison of the Center for Epidemiology Studies Depression Scale and Beck Depression Inventory for Research with Latinas.
Authors: Bogardus M Abstract U.S. Latino farmworkers face multiple potential stressors. Research on the mental health status of this U.S. Latino subgroup has suggested high prevalence of stress, anxiety, and depressive symptoms when compared to other groups. Latina farmworkers may be at greater risk than their male counterparts for poor mental health because they confront many of the same stressors but may experience additional difficulties including domestic violence, taking on new roles and responsibilities on top of traditional ones, and being expected to maintain the health and integrity of their families at th...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - December 10, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research