The Talk About the Psychiatric Patient.
Authors: Eivergård K, Enmarker I, Hellzén O Abstract Essential to psychiatric nursing practice and care, verbal handovers and ward rounds are reporting systems for communication that shapes psychiatric staff's ability to recognize, understand, and construct patients, as well as patients' ability to construct themselves. Given the centrality of such language in psychiatric practice, the aim of this study was to describe how psychiatric staff talk about patients in psychiatric wards, what their talk encompasses, and what consequences it might pose for patient care. Empirical data were collected from audi...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - July 28, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Clinical Psychopharmacology Update: What's in a Name? Confusion Prompts Change for Vortioxetine's Brand Name.
Authors: Tobin TJ, Tobin ML Abstract Similar names between two unrelated drugs have led the FDA to issue warnings about and now approve a name change for vortioxetine, which was branded as Brintellix® until recently. While the trade name had been screened prior to the product's launch, the FDA received numerous reports of prescribing and dispensing errors, specifically with regard to the anti-coagulant drug Brilinta® (ticagrelor). Starting 1 June 2016, vortioxetine will be marketed under the name Trintellix™ in an effort to reduce confusion. Clinicians are advised that while the name and National Drug...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - July 9, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Interprofessional Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Education for Registered Nurses and Behavioral Health Professionals.
Authors: Puskar K, Kane I, Lee H, Mitchell AM, Albrecht S, Frank L, Hagle H, Lindsay D, Houze MP Abstract Although substance use is prevalent in the United States, the majority of people who misuse substances do not receive appropriate treatment. This paper describes, (1) an interprofessional education (IPE) program for health professionals to provide Screening Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment to rural substance use patients, and (2) compares registered nurses' [RNs] and behavioral health professionals' [BHPs] attitudes to work with those patients and their perceptions on IPE. A data analysis of 62 RNs ...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - July 9, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Integrative Mental Health: To the USA from Iceland and Back Again.
Authors: Kristofersson G PMID: 27387716 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - July 9, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Aggression and Violence: Perennial Concerns for Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing.
Authors: Thomas SP PMID: 27391087 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - July 9, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Antidepressant Treatment for Postnatal Depression.
Authors: Molyneaux E, Howard LM, McGeown HR, Karia AM, Trevillion K PMID: 27362508 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - July 2, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Evaluation of a Web-Based Training Program for Professional Carers Working With People With Learning Disabilities and Challenging Behavior: A Pilot Study with SSED-Design.
Authors: Antonsson H, Graneheim UH, Isaksson U, Åström S, Lundström MO Abstract The interaction between people with intellectual disabilities and professional carers is often influenced by communicative difficulties contributing challenging behaviours. The aims of this study were to evaluate to a web-based training program aimed at improving carers' abilities to interact with people with learning disabilities who exhibit challenging behaviours and to explore carers' experiences of participating in such a program. A single-subject experimental design and mixed methods were used to integrate qualitati...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 30, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Resilience in Adolescents Who Survived a Suicide Attempt from the Perspective of Registered Nurses in Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities.
Authors: Matel-Anderson DM, Bekhet AK Abstract The number of deaths by suicide has increased over the last few years. The purpose of this qualitative study is to explore components of resilience in adolescents who survived a suicide attempt from the perspective of nine psychiatric nurses. Resilience was used as a guiding conceptual framework which proposes that resilience is the interplay between risk and protective factors. Three categories emerged including risk factors, protective factors, and future recommendations of suicide prevention strategies. The perspectives gained from this study will help develop nursi...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 30, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Interventions to Encourage Uptake of Cancer Screening for People With Severe Mental Illness.
Authors: Sabia A, Anger WH PMID: 27327042 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 23, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Patients' Experiences After Attempted Suicide: A Literature Review.
Authors: Berglund S, Åström S, Lindgren BM Abstract The aim of this study has been to synthesize research on suicidal patients' experiences of the suicide process. A literature search was performed in CINAHL, PubMed, and PsycINFO, and the analysis of the 15 articles covered was based on meta-synthesis. Patients experience a wide variety of feelings regarding their situation during the suicide process, and these exist on two levels: they relate to the different aspects of care that the patients receive and the patients' need to communicate with others and regain hope. The patients in this study described ...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 23, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Recovery and Borderline Personality Disorder: A Description of the Innovative Open Borders Program.
Authors: Mortimer-Jones S, Morrison P, Munib A, Paolucci F, Neale S, Bostwick A, Hungerford C Abstract Although Recovery-oriented approaches to delivering mental health services are now promoted in health services across the globe, there is an ongoing need to adapt these approaches to meet the unique needs of consumers with a diagnosis of borderline personality disorder. The lived experience of borderline personality disorder includes emotional dysregulation, intense and unstable relationships, self-harming behaviours, fear of abandonment, and a limited capacity to cope with stress. These experiences present a rang...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 23, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Until Death Do Us Part: Adult Relatives' Experiences of Everyday Life Close to Persons with Mental Ill-Health.
This study illuminates adult relatives' experiences of everyday life close to a person with mental ill-health. The study was based on nine diaries and four narrative interviews with relatives of people with mental ill-health. Data were subjected to qualitative content analysis. The participants experienced everyday life as a constant fight, for better and for worse, with psychiatric care. They were fighting for the mentally ill person's right to care; sometimes they felt resigned, but yet they had a confidence in the care. Their mission in life was to sacrifice themselves, meaning that they felt indispensable and became lo...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 23, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

More Satisfying Than Factory Work: An Analysis of Mental Health Nursing Using a Print Media Archive.
Authors: Molloy L, Lakeman R, Walker K Abstract The move towards comprehensive nurse training in Australia thirty years ago continues to trouble many of its mental health nurses. It has been viewed as a failure by many and the profession has been judged by some commentators to have lost its preparedness for specialist care. Discourse put forward to support this negative evaluation usually centres on the recruitment of mental health nurses and a limited interest among student nurses to undertake mental health nursing because of their negative opinions towards it. Emerging from a larger ethnographic research project ...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 21, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Experience of Preeclampsia and Bed Rest: Mental Health Implications.
Authors: Kehler S, Ashford K, Cho M, Dekker RL Abstract Preeclampsia is a major cause of maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality affecting 5-10% of pregnancies. Mental health issues are often exhibited in this vulnerable population partly due to the rigid management of this condition including prolonged bed rest. The purpose of this qualitative study is to describe women's experience with preeclampsia and being placed on bed rest. Six themes emerged including: negative feelings and thoughts, lack of guidelines about their diagnosis, family stressors, lack of social support, not being heard, loss of normal pregna...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 21, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Introduction of Guest Editor Donna Felber Neff, PhD, RN, FNAP.
Authors: Thomas SP PMID: 27295029 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 15, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Introduction to Special Issue on Patient-centered Care.
Authors: Neff DF PMID: 27295030 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 15, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Getting to the Heart of the Story: Using Talanoa to Explore Pacific Mental Health.
Authors: Vaka S, Brannelly T, Huntington A Abstract Talanoa is an established format for generating discussion about complex topics used throughout the Pacific. Pacific researchers use talanoa to gather data with migrant Pacific Island populations, in countries such as the United States of America, Australia, and Aotearoa/New Zealand (A/NZ). Using talanoa in this way, changes the way that the approach is used as, on the one hand it is out of its original context, and on the other hand, extends its use to gather data with Pacific Islanders. In this article, we discuss the implementation of talanoa in an explorative ...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 11, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Facilitating Goodwill in Workplace Relationships: The Benefits and Challenges.
Authors: Hungerford C, Sayers J, Cleary M PMID: 27269578 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 11, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Need for Specialized Support Services for Nurse Victims of Physical Assault by Psychiatric Patients.
Authors: Moylan LB, McManus M, Cullinan M, Persico L Abstract Assault of nurses in the psychiatric setting is an ongoing global concern. In a prior study by these authors, many nurses reported concern about the lack of supportive interventions offered to nurses after the assault event. These nurses reported ongoing psychosocial and emotional disturbance consistent with symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. A follow-up study was done to investigate the perceived need of assaulted nurses for specialized support groups to assist them in dealing with the experience. A quantitative, cross sectional survey descript...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 11, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Educating Mental Health Clinicians About Sensory Modulation to Enhance Clinical Practice in a Youth Acute Inpatient Mental Health Unit: A Feasibility Study.
Authors: Blackburn J, McKenna B, Jackson B, Hitch D, Benitez J, McLennan C, Furness T Abstract There is an emergence of literature describing effective sensory modulation (SM) interventions to de-escalate violence and aggression among mental health inpatients. However, the evidence is limited to adult settings, with the effect of SM in youth acute settings unknown. Yet, before SM may be used as a de-escalation intervention in youth acute settings, multidisciplinary staff need to be educated about and supported in the clinical application of SM. In the current study, an online SM education package was developed to a...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 3, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Effect of Bright Light Exposure on Depression and Agitation in Older Adults with Dementia.
This study examined the effects of bright light exposure on three measures of depression and four measures of agitation in persons with dementia residing in long-term care. Using a randomized controlled design, participants were randomly assigned to receive either bright light (n = 30) or low intensity light (n = 30) for eight weeks. Bright light exposure was associated with significant improvement in depression and agitation, while participants receiving low intensity light displayed higher levels of depression and agitation or no significant change. Findings support the use of bright light exposure to reduce depression a...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 3, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Barriers and Facilitators to the Use of Mental Health Services by Women With Elevated Symptoms of Depression and Their Partners.
Authors: Bell L, Feeley N, Hayton B, Zelkowitz P, Tait M, Desindes S Abstract This qualitative descriptive study explored the barriers and facilitators to the use of mental health services reported by women with elevated symptoms of depression in the postpartum period and their partners. Data were collected through individual semi-structured interviews of 30 heterosexual couples. Content analysis revealed five principal barriers and facilitators: (a) accessibility and proximity, (b) appropriateness and fit, (d) stigma, (e) encouraged to seek help, and (f) personal characteristics. The study highlights the importanc...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - May 19, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Adult Children of Parents with Mental Illness: Losing Oneself. Who am I?
Authors: Murphy G, Peters K, Wilkes LM, Jackson D Abstract There is a limited body of research that focuses on experiences of families of people with mental illness. While the body of knowledge concerning children of parents with mental illness is increasing, there remains limited discourse surrounding the experiences of adults who have lived with childhood parental mental illness. This paper examined one major theme of a study focusing on parenting narratives of adults who had experienced childhood parental mental illness. The narrative study from a metropolitan area of Australia reflects adult children's experien...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - May 19, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Influence of Dosage and Type of Music Therapy in Symptom Management and Rehabilitation for Individuals with Schizophrenia.
Authors: Chung J, Woods-Giscombe C Abstract The purpose of this systematic review was to investigate the influence of dosage, type (active, receptive, or combined), and format (individual or group) of music therapy for individuals with schizophrenia. With the terms "music*" and "schizophreni*," six research databases were searched: CINAHL, EMBASE, Music Index, PsycInfo, Pubmed, and RILM. The search was limited to studies written in English, peer-reviewed, and published between 1991 and 2015. Seventeen articles met the stated criteria. Dosage of music therapy ranged from 20 to 9,720 minutes. Thre...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - May 19, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Not What the Textbooks Describe: Challenging Clinical Conventions About Psychosis.
Authors: Jones N, Shattell M PMID: 27192446 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - May 19, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Barefoot Researchers in Mental Health?
Authors: Thomas SP PMID: 27172232 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - May 15, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Being Under the Umbrella of Persistent Grief: Experiences of Survivors of Bam Earthquake.
This study aimed to elucidate the meaning of prolonged grief from the viewpoint of the survivors of the Bam earthquake (Iran, December 2003) 11 years after the earthquake in south eastern Iran. Family members who lost loved ones in the Bam earthquake were considered potential participants. A total of 12 survivors participated in this study. The interviews were analyzed with Ricoeur's phenomenological hermeneutic method. The meaning of prolonged grief was comprehensively understood as "being under the umbrella of persistent grief." This can be divided into four themes: experiencing a divine and painful destin...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - May 15, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Super Research or Super-Researched?: When Enough is Enough….
Super Research or Super-Researched?: When Enough is Enough…. Issues Ment Health Nurs. 2016 May;37(5):380-2 Authors: Cleary M, Siegfried N, Escott P, Walter G PMID: 27172234 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - May 15, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Review of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy With the Lgbt Community: Creating Futures Through Hope And Resilience by Rebekka Ouer.
Authors: Mills J PMID: 27172235 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - May 15, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Adolescent Depression in the Arab Region: A Systematic Literature Review.
Authors: Dardas LA, Bailey DE, Simmons LA Abstract Adolescent depression is a primary cause of global disability and burden with considerable variability across countries in its prevalence, diagnosis, management, and prognosis. No systematic reviews have been published on adolescent depression in Arab countries despite the unique sociocultural background that can play a major role in shaping Arab depressed adolescents' prognosis and response to treatment. The purpose of this study was to provide such a review with the goal of identifying the necessary foundations for culturally competent mental health care practice...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - May 13, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Meeting the Psychosocial Needs of Child Refugees During Resettlement in Germany.
Authors: Murray JS PMID: 27158982 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - May 10, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Bridging Cultural Divides.
Authors: Flaskerud JH PMID: 27159124 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - May 10, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

The Relationship Between Sexual Violence and Disordered Eating.
Authors: Bulgin D, Frederick Amar A Abstract College women who experience sexual violence (SV) and disordered eating (DE) are at risk for comorbid mental health symptomology (depression, somatization) and risky health behaviors (dating status, alcohol use). The purpose of this study is to explore associations of coexisting sexual violence history and disordered eating with mental health and health behaviors in college women. This cross sectional descriptive study is a secondary analysis of survey data from college students from five universities (n = 2747). College women with both SV and DE were more likely to expe...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - May 6, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Patient-Centered Homes and Integrated Behavioral Health Care: Reclaiming the Role of "Consultant" for Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.
Patient-Centered Homes and Integrated Behavioral Health Care: Reclaiming the Role of "Consultant" for Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Issues Ment Health Nurs. 2016 May 4;:1-5 Authors: Soltis-Jarrett V Abstract The notion of patient-centered care has long been linked with nursing practice since Florence Nightingale. The discipline of nursing is focused on the holistic care of individuals, families, and communities in times of sickness and/or health. However, in psychiatric-mental health nursing, the concepts of mental health and psychiatric illness still remain marginalized in ou...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - May 6, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Undergraduate Students' Experiences of an Integrated Psychiatric Nursing Curriculum in Korea.
Authors: Choi YJ Abstract This qualitative study explored undergraduate nursing students' experiences of an integrated psychiatric nursing curriculum in Seoul, Korea. Thirteen college students from the nursing school participated in focus-group interviews; the data were analyzed using content analysis. Four themes were derived: being confused by uncertainty, struggling to gain confidence, realizing humanity from stigma, and being motivated by role models. A conceptual model of psychiatric nursing education was developed based on these themes to explain the students' developmental process from student nurse to psych...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - May 6, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Mental Health and Its Socio-Demographic Predictors in Male Partner of Iranian Infertile Couples.
Authors: Koochaksaraei FY, Mirghafourvand M, Hasanpoor S, Bani S Abstract Infertility is considered a traumatic stressor for infertile couples. This cross-sectional study aimed to determine the mental health status and its relationship with social support in 345 male partners of infertile couples. Scores on the mental health measure (GHQ-28) indicated that 41.2% of the men had mental problem. Social support from the family, cause of infertility, education, and adequacy of family income were predictors of the mental health in infertile men according to multivariate linear regression. Strengthening social support for...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - May 4, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Psychiatric Nurses' Emotional and Ethical Experiences Regarding Seclusion and Restraint.
Authors: Korkeila H, Koivisto AM, Paavilainen E, Kylmä J Abstract The purpose of this study was to describe psychiatric nurses' emotional and ethical experiences regarding seclusion and restraint, and factors associated with these experiences. The data (n = 165) was collected in southern Finland, using the electronic version of the Seclusion and Restraint Experience Questionnaire (SREQ) and analyzed with statistical methods. We found that the experiences of control and duty were strongly emphasized in responses, especially among nurses with short work experience or temporary employment. These results offer new...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - May 4, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Healthcare Managers' Perceptions of Patient Perpetrated Aggression and Prevention Strategies: A Cross Sectional Survey.
Authors: Baby M, Swain N, Gale C Abstract Patient or client aggression towards staff is a risk in healthcare. Healthcare takes place in a variety of settings, including hospitals, community, and Aged Care facilities. A minimal amount is known regarding the existence of safety and training measures available throughout the broad range of hospital and community healthcare services. A web-based survey of the type and frequency of violence experienced by healthcare staff was sent to unit managers working in mental health and older peoples' services of District Health Boards, Non-Governmental Organisations, and Aged Car...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - May 1, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Considering the Contemporary Issues and Unresolved Challenges Facing Therapeutic Communities for Clients with Alcohol and Substance Abuse.
Authors: Cutcliffe JR, Travale R, Richmond MM, Green T Abstract Alcohol and substance abuse remain significant public health problems in many parts of the occidental world. Some facilities that provide treatment for such abuse often refer to themselves as "Therapeutic Communities" (TCs). However, fundamental compositional differences in TCs present unresolved issues and as such, create significant implications for research, practice, education, and substance/alcohol care policy. Accordingly, this paper examines the heterogeneity and efficacy of TCs; the treatment approaches of harm reduction and abstinenc...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - May 1, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Mental Health Nursing in Greece: Nursing Diagnoses and Interventions in Major Depression.
Authors: Prokofieva M, Koukia E, Dikeos D Abstract The aim of the study was to assess nursing diagnoses and nursing interventions that were accordingly implemented during the care of inpatients with major depression in Greece. Twelve nurses working in three major psychiatric hospitals were recruited. Semi-structured interviews were used and audio-recorded data indicated that risk for suicide, social isolation, low self-esteem, sleep problems, and imbalanced nutrition are the nursing diagnoses most commonly reported. Establishing trust and rapport is the primary intervention, followed by specific interventions accor...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - May 1, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

The Experience of Mentalization-Based Treatment: An Interpretative Phenomenological Study.
This study adopted a qualitative stance to offer an alternative to this accepted view. Six individuals undergoing Mentalization Based Treatment (MBT) participated and their data was analyzed using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA). Themes interpreted from the data provided a sense that although MBT helped participants, they did not feel cured. PMID: 27111188 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - April 27, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Effective Strategies for Nurses Empowering Clients With Schizophrenia: Medication Use as a Tool in Recovery.
This article outlines effective strategies used by psychiatric nurses to improve outcomes in clients with schizophrenia and uses a case example for demonstrating this strategy in a client with schizophrenia. PMID: 27111300 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - April 27, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Levels of Aggression among Turkish Adolescents and Factors Leading to Aggression.
This study aimed at determining the level of aggression among adolescents and at identifying the factors associated with high levels of aggression. This cross-sectional study was conducted with 2,409 Turkish adolescents. Data were collected with the Socio-demographic Questionnaire, Aggression Scale, Perceived Social Support Scale, and Communication Skills Attitude Scale. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, the chi-square test, t-test, and logistic regression. The participants' mean aggression score was 91.83 ± 24.05, and 24.0% of the adolescents' aggression levels rated high. According to the logistic r...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - April 27, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Levels of the Staff's Exposure to Violence at Locked Psychiatric Clinics: A Comparison by Occupational Groups.
This study explored the rates of exposure to violence among physicians, nurses, and other health care staff members working at the locked psychiatric clinics, to examine the quantity and types of violence exposed, and to compare occupational groups by the level of exposure to violence. In parallel with the existing literature, the present study supports the proposition that physicians and nurses working at psychiatric units represent a risky group in terms of exposure to violence. The survey found that 87.6% of staff members viewed security measures insufficient. It is considered by the authors that preventive actions shou...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - April 24, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Barriers and Facilitators of Healthcare for People with Mental Illness: Why Integrated Patient Centered HealthCare is Necessary.
Authors: Bellamy CD, H Flanagan E, Costa M, O'Connell-Bonarrigo M, Tana Le T, Guy K, Antunes K, Steiner JL Abstract Understanding barriers and facilitators of healthcare for people with mental illness is essential for healthcare and mental healthcare organizations moving towards patient centered care. This paper presents findings of a measure on barriers and facilitators of healthcare completed by 204 patients being served at a co-located wellness center (primary healthcare clinic) located in an urban mental health center. The top 10 results show important findings for planning healthcare services that are responsi...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - April 24, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Working Conditions and Mental Health of Nursing Staff in Nursing Homes.
The objectives of this study were to evaluate the association between working conditions and mental health among different nursing groups, and examine the potential moderating effect of job group on this association. Self-administered questionnaires were collected with 1,129 nursing staff in 15 for-profit non-unionized nursing homes. Working conditions included both physical and psychosocial domains. Multivariate linear regression modeling found that mental health was associated with different working conditions in different nursing groups: physical safety (β = 2.37, p
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - April 24, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Teaching Nursing Students the Value of Person-Centered, Recovery-Oriented Relationships.
Authors: Lesser J, Paleo J PMID: 27104766 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - April 24, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Patient Rating of Therapeutic Factors and Response to Cognitive-Behavioral Group Therapy in Patients with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
The objective of this study was to assess patient rating of therapeutic factors during cognitive-behavioral group therapy (CBGT) and to investigate the correlation between patient rating and outcome of CBGT for the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). In the present clinical trial, 15 patients participated in a 12-session CBGT protocol. Severity of symptoms was assessed before and after CBGT with the Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale (Y-BOCS), Clinical Global Impression (CGI), Hamilton Anxiety Scale (HAM-A), and Beck Depression Inventory (BDI). Yalom's Curative Factors Questionnaire was administered at the...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - April 24, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Intentional Modelling: A Process for Clinical Leadership Development in Mental Health Nursing.
This study utilized a grounded theory methodology to generate new insights into the experiences of peer identified clinical leaders in mental health nursing and the process of developing clinical leadership skills. Participants in this study were nurses working in a mental health setting who were identified as clinical leaders by their peers as opposed to identifying them by their role or organizational position. A process of intentional modeling emerged as the substantive theory identified in this study. Intentional modeling was described by participants in this study as a process that enabled them to purposefully identif...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - April 24, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Mental Health Issues of Women After Release From Jail and Prison: A Systematic Review.
Authors: Stanton AE, Kako P, Sawin KJ Abstract The aim of this review article is to gain an understanding of the mental health issues of women released from jail or prison. Thirty-six studies were synthesized using the biopsychosocial model. Results indicate that released women's mental health issues include psychiatric diagnoses, psychological trauma, substance use disorders; access to psychological medications and services; and motherhood challenges, support, access to basic needs, and criminalized behaviors. Nurses can promote released women's mental health through pre-release assessment and treatment of mental ...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - April 22, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research