Exploring Organizational Barriers to Strengthening Clinical Supervision of Psychiatric Nursing Staff: A Longitudinal Controlled Intervention Study.
This article reports findings from a longitudinal controlled intervention study of 115 psychiatric nursing staff. The twofold objective of the study was: (a) To test whether the intervention could increase clinical supervision participation and effectiveness of existing supervision practices, and (b) To explore organizational constraints to implementation of these strengthened practices. Questionnaire responses and registration of participation in clinical supervision were registered prior and subsequent to the intervention consisting of an action learning oriented reflection on staff's existing clinical supervision practi...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - April 16, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Hate Crime, Medical Care, and Mental Health Care for Transgender Individuals.
Authors: Thomas SP PMID: 27077505 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - April 16, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

From Shadows to Hope: Shared Experiences of Emerging Adults Who Grew Up with a Depressed Parent in the Home.
Authors: Mechling B PMID: 27077506 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - April 16, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Experiences with Dating Violence and Help Seeking Among Hispanic Females in Their Late Adolescence.
Authors: Gonzalez-Guarda RM, Ferranti D, Halstead V, Ilias VM Abstract Hispanic females in their late adolescence appear to be disproportionately affected by dating violence, yet the majority of victims never seek out formal services. The purpose of this study was to explore the dating violence and help-seeking experiences of Hispanic females in their late adolescence. Participants were recruited from a social service agency providing wrap-around services to individuals and families affected by abuse in South Florida. Eleven in-depth qualitative interviews were conducted with Hispanic female victims of dating viole...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - April 16, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Preserving the Art and Science of Psychotherapy for Advance Practice Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses.
This article reviews literature on the topic of psychotherapy and a call for a renewed emphasis on this mode of treatment for psychiatric mental health advance practice nurses. PMID: 27077508 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - April 16, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Virtual Reality for Treatment Compliance for People with Serious Mental Illness.
Authors: Sabia A, Anger WH PMID: 27077509 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - April 16, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal: A Guide for Prescribers, Therapists, Patients and their Families by Peter R. Breggin.
Authors: Carlson K, Hobson J PMID: 27077510 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - April 16, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Identifying the Barriers to Early Diagnosis and Treatment in Underserved Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and Their Families: A Qualitative Study.
Authors: Elder JH, Brasher S, Alexander B Abstract Clinical accounts indicate that disparities exist among families of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), and that these disparities impede timely diagnosis and intervention. Furthermore, families living in rural areas are more likely to have reduced access to proper care and use alternative, unproven, and potentially harmful treatments. The purpose of this project was to begin addressing these needs by engaging providers and families of children with ASD living in rural and typically underserved areas. The investigators established a Community Advisory Bo...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - April 15, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Exploring Character Strengths: Forging a Relationship between Nursing Students and Community Youth.
Authors: Escandón S, Martinez ML, Flaskerud JH PMID: 27070281 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - April 15, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

The Impact of a Participatory Care Model on Work Satisfaction of Care Workers and the Functionality, Connectedness, and Mental Health of Community-Dwelling Older People.
This study describes and evaluates an innovative program designed to reduce functional decline among seniors, using a participatory care approach and integrated health teams. The evaluation provides older people and community support workers (CSWs) with the opportunity to share their experiences of being involved with an innovative program to reduce functional decline (mobility, skin integrity, nutrition, mental health, continence) of older, community dwelling adults implemented by a Nursing Service in a major capital city in Australia. As part of the program, CSWs were trained to provide care that aimed to reduce function...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - April 15, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

A Co-operative Inquiry Into Generating, Describing, and Transforming Knowledge About De-escalation Practices in Mental Health Settings.
Authors: Berring LL, Hummelvoll JK, Pedersen L, Buus N Abstract De-escalation is concerned with managing violent behaviour without resorting to coercive measures. Co-operative Inquiry provided the conceptual basis for generating knowledge regarding de-escalation practices in acute mental health care settings. The research included service users and staff members as co-researchers and knowledge was generated in dynamic research cycles around an extended epistemology of knowing: experiential, presentational, propositional, and practical. Through this process, co-researchers became de-escalation learners, implementing...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - April 15, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Relatives of Inpatients Suffering from Severe Depression: Their Burden and Encounters with the Psychiatric Health Services.
Authors: Skundberg-Kletthagen H, Hall-Lord ML, Hedelin B, Wangensteen S PMID: 27058574 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - April 10, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

What Patients With Severe Mental Illness Transitioning From Hospital to Community Have to Say About Care and Shared Decision-Making.
Authors: Velligan DI, Roberts DL, Sierra C, Fredrick MM, Roach MJ Abstract Shared decision-making (SDM) has been slow to disseminate in mental health. We conducted focus groups with ten individuals with serious mental illness (SMI) treated in a 90 day, outpatient transitional care clinic. Parallel groups were held with family caregivers (n = 8). Individuals with SMI wanted longer visits, to have their stories heard, more information about options presented simply, to hear from peers about similar experiences, and a bigger say in treatment choices. Caregivers wanted to be invited to participate to a larger exte...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - April 9, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Taking Stock of the Challenges and Tensions Involved in Peer Leadership in Participatory Research about Psychosis and a Call to do Better.
Authors: Jones N, Shattell M PMID: 27054269 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - April 9, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Meaning of Pharmacological Treatment for Families of People With Depression.
Authors: Vedana KG, Magrini DF, de Souza J, Zanetti AC, Miasso AI, Telles Filho PC, Borges TL Abstract Medication adherence is related to patient satisfaction with family support. This research aimed to understand the meaning of pharmacotherapy to families of people with major depressive disorder. This qualitative study employed Grounded Theory and Symbolic Interactionism. Seventeen families of people with depression from a Brazilian clinic were included. Data was collected from 2013 to 2014, using open interviews, which were analyzed by open, axial, and selective coding. Medication represented "Tranquility an...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - April 9, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

A Journey of Discovery: Experiences of Carers of People with Mental Illness Seeking Diagnosis and Treatment for Their Relative.
This study explores the experiences of informal carers of people with mental illness in an Australian mental health service. A qualitative descriptive approach was used with data collected via focus group interviews with a purposive sample of 19 carers. Data analysis revealed two major themes: (a) "Something is not right" and (b) "Now we have a diagnosis." The carers noticed that there was something wrong with their relative before they received a diagnosis but were often hesitant to engage Mental Health services. Carers have trouble understanding if the problems they are witnessing are part of normal d...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - April 9, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Preparing Today's Nursing Students for Tomorrow's Career.
Authors: Wynn S Abstract Federal directives, nursing and nursing education associations, as well as accrediting bodies emphasize the importance of integrating health information technology and EHRs into nursing practice. Additionally, informatics is a required competency of baccalaureate nursing graduates. Nursing education's efforts to enhance students' learning in the area of electronic documentation is at its peak. The goal of enabling nurses to make healthcare safer, more effective, efficient, patient-centered, timely and equitable can only be achieved if a variety of technologies are clearly integrated into nu...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - April 9, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Correctional Nursing Interventions for Incarcerated Persons with Mental Disorders: An Integrative Review.
Authors: Maruca AT, Shelton D Abstract The authors explore the current state-of-the art of correctional nursing by summarizing the types of interventions employed by nurses, across studies, designed to assist this challenging group of patients. This examination of evidence-based interventions implemented and tested by correctional nurses provides a better understanding of their role and function. Correctional health is a nurse driven system, yet a minimal amount is known about the nurses who practice in these environments or about their contributions to the practice of mental health nursing in correctional environm...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - April 7, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Undergraduate Nursing Students' Evaluation of the Debriefing Phase in Mental Health Nursing Simulation.
Authors: Kirkbakk-Fjær K, Hedelin B, Moen ØL Abstract The debriefing phase in mental health nursing simulation promotes a reflexive learning process with the opportunity to develop metacognitive and nontechnical skills. The aim of this quantitative study was to describe undergraduate nursing students' evaluation of their experience during the debriefing phase following high fidelity human simulation (HFHS). Data was collected using the "Debriefing Experience Scale" and analysed with descriptive and comparative tests. The debriefing phase was evaluated as very good. Background data and group s...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - April 7, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Effects of Immigration During Adolescence on Mental Health and Social Well-Being.
Authors: Perez R PMID: 27050753 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - April 7, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Enhancing Connectedness Through Peer Training for Community-Dwelling Older People: A Person Centred Approach.
Authors: Burmeister OK, Bernoth M, Dietsch E, Cleary M Abstract Social interaction and connectedness is important to the mental health and wellbeing of older people. The aim of this research study was to facilitate and increase opportunities for social connectedness for older people living in regional areas through the use of technology training. Weekly technology training sessions were conducted at a Seniors Citizen's Club with a peer trainer (an experienced, retired computer teacher) and sessions were attended not only by the six study participants, but also by other club members, with up to 15 club members parti...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - April 7, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Illness du Jour.
Authors: Flaskerud JH PMID: 27050904 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - April 7, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Counseling Older Adults About Cognitive Decline.
Authors: Thomas SP PMID: 27028740 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - April 1, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Stress and Parents of Children with Autism: A Review of Literature.
Authors: Bonis S Abstract The purpose of this review is twofold. The first is to synthesize factors that impact parents' experiences of caring for a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD); the second is to identify factors that impact parental stress and parental decision-making to use autism services or not. Parents of children with ASD score higher on levels of stress than other groups of parents. The daily challenges of caring for the child are endless and effect all aspects of the child's care as well as the parent's mental health and ability to manage the needs of the child and family. Understanding more ab...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - April 1, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Kindness and Its Relevance to Everyday Life: Some Considerations for Mental Health Nurses.
Authors: Cleary M, Horsfall J PMID: 27028742 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - April 1, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Effectiveness of a Staff Promoted Wellness Program to Improve Health in Residents of a Mental Health Long-Term Care Facility.
Authors: Hutchison SL, Terhorst L, Murtaugh S, Gross S, Kogan JN, Shaffer SL Abstract The current study describes physical and mental health outcomes during a health promotion program for individuals with serious mental illness (SMI). A sample of 43 adults in a long-term residential facility volunteered for an individualized, healthy lifestyle program designed to promote physical activity and combat premature mortality among individuals with SMI. Nurses and residential counselors were trained in the program and encouraged to work collaboratively with the program's personal trainers. Weekly nutrition and activity lo...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - April 1, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Mishearing, In Its Many Forms.
Authors: Flaskerud JH PMID: 26979088 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - March 17, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Emotions Related to Bodily Organs/Parts.
Authors: Flaskerud JH PMID: 26979291 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - March 17, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Implementation of a Psychiatric Nurse-led Outreach Service for Adults Residing at Subvented Old Age Homes: A Hong Kong Experience.
Authors: Fung YL, Chan Z Abstract This paper reports on the implementation of a pioneering psychiatric nurse-led service that was designed to address the unmet mental healthcare needs of adults residing at subvented old age homes. It also describes features of potentially wider relevance to nurses interested in developing healthcare service for other underserved populations. We highlight the view that the crux of developing a successful service involves understanding existing service gaps; grasping the pulse of changing healthcare service policies; involving relevant stakeholders in the planning process; validating...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - March 17, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Unearthing the Theoretical Underpinnings of "Green Care" in Mental Health and Substance Misuse Care: Theoretical Underpinnings and Contemporary Clinical Examples.
Unearthing the Theoretical Underpinnings of "Green Care" in Mental Health and Substance Misuse Care: Theoretical Underpinnings and Contemporary Clinical Examples. Issues Ment Health Nurs. 2016 Mar 15;:1-9 Authors: Cutcliffe JR, Travale R Abstract The concept of "Green Care" can increasingly be found in mental health and addictions literature and some Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurses are practicing in facilities that base their approach on some or all of the underpinning theoretical elements of Green Care. However, Green Care is not yet widely considered to be part of mainstream psyc...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - March 17, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Coping with Depression in Single Black Mothers.
Authors: Atkins R Abstract Very little information exists in the literature about what black women do when they experience symptoms of depression. The purpose of this descriptive study was to analyze the responses of 208 community-residing black single mothers, aged 18 to 45, to an open-ended question asking, "What do you do to feel better when you are feeling down in the dumps?" The theoretical bases of the Ways of Coping Checklist, were used to facilitate categorizing their responses into a coping scale and then a particular coping profile. Percentages were used to categorize the frequency of the respon...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - March 17, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

The Effect of a Resourcefulness Training Intervention on Relocation Adjustment and Adaptive Functioning among Older Adults in Retirement Communities.
Authors: Bekhet AK, Zauszniewski JA Abstract The population of older adults is increasing rapidly and is expected to reach 83.7 million by the year 2050. Previous research demonstrates that greater resourcefulness is associated with better quality of life and life satisfaction. The purpose of this pilot study was to evaluate the effects of a resourcefulness training intervention on positive cognitions, resourcefulness, relocation adjustment, and adaptive functioning among older adults who have relocated to retirement communities. Resourcefulness theory provided the theoretical framework for this study. Forty older ...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - March 17, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Emotional Reactions to War: What's in a Name?
Authors: Flaskerud JH PMID: 26979801 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - March 17, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

A New Perspective on Mental Illness: From Nigeria to SW United States.
Authors: Achiga LC PMID: 26979932 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - March 17, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Yawning, Why and When?
Authors: Flaskerud JH PMID: 26980063 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - March 17, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Resourcefulness Training for Women Dementia Caregivers: Acceptability and Feasibility of Two Methods.
This study examined two commonly used methods for practicing skills taught during resourcefulness training (RT) to women caregivers of elders with dementia (n=63): journaling and digital voice recording. It also explored whether providing caregivers a choice between the two methods made it more acceptable or feasible. Qualitative and quantitative data were collected before, during, and after RT. Caregivers who recorded used more words (M=5446) but recorded fewer days (M=17) than those who journaled (M=2792 words and M=27 days). Similar concerns in relation to time management and practice method were expressed by women care...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - March 17, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Psychometric Evaluation of the Physical Activity Enjoyment Scale in Adults with Functional Limitations.
Authors: Murrock CJ, Bekhet A, Zauszniewski JA Abstract Enjoyment is an important construct for understanding physical activity participation, and it has not been examined in adults with functional limitations. This secondary analysis reported the reliability and validity of the Physical Activity Enjoyment Scale (PACES) in a convenience sample of 40 adults with functional limitations. The participants completed the PACES, Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale (CES-D), and the Late Life Function and Disability Instrument (LLFDI) prior to beginning a 12-week feasibility dance intervention study. Results...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - March 17, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Self-care Management Intervention to Improve Psychological Wellbeing for Jordanian Patients with Type Two Diabetes Mellitus.
Authors: Albikawi ZF, Petro-Nustas W, Abuadas M Abstract The purpose of the study is to evaluate the effectiveness of self-care management intervention on psychological wellbeing for Jordanian patients with type two diabetes mellitus. A quasi-experimental design was used. The study was conducted in a diabetes clinic of a specialized diabetes center in Amman. One hundred and forty-nine participants completed the three-month post-treatment assessments (76 in the intervention group and 73 in the control group). Both the control and intervention groups received a standard diabetic educational program. The intervention ...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - March 11, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Quality of Life Outcomes in Community-based Mental Health Consumers: Comparisons with Population Norms and Changes over Time.
Authors: Happell B, Stanton R, Hodgetts D, Scott D Abstract Quality of life is shown to be lower in people diagnosed with mental illness in comparison to the general population. The aim of this study is to examine the Quality of life in a subset of people accessing mental health services in a regional Queensland Centre. Thirty-seven people accessing mental health services completed the SF36 Health Survey on three occasions. Differences and relationships between Physical Composite Scores and Mental Composite Scores, comparisons with Australian population norms, and temporal change in Quality of Life were examined. P...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - March 11, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Screening for Metabolic Syndrome in Mental Health Consumers using an Electronic Metabolic Monitoring Form.
Authors: Stanton R, Platania-Phung C, Gaskin CJ, Happell B Abstract Metabolic syndrome is more prevalent in people with serious mental illness, compared to the general population. The main purpose of this study was to determine the extent electronic metabolic monitoring forms were being completed in a regional mental health service and the extent to which diagnoses of metabolic syndrome could be made using the data available. A retrospective file audit of 721 electronic mental health consumer records was undertaken. Metabolic monitoring data were recorded for 261 (36%) consumers, of which 57 (21.8%) met the clinica...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - March 11, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

His Name Was Aylan.
Authors: Thomas SP PMID: 26864835 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - February 14, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

The Relationship Between Exercise Intensity and Sleep Quality in People Hospitalised Due to Affective Disorders: A Pilot Study.
Authors: Stanton R, Donohue T, Garnon M, Happell B Abstract Individuals with mental illness experience poorer sleep quality compared to the general population. Exercise may improve sleep quality through a reduction in arousal, however the association between perceived exercise intensity and sleep quality for this population is largely unknown. Forty inpatient mental health consumers reported perceived exertion prior to, and immediately following, a morning session of combined aerobic and strengthening exercise. Self-reported sleep quality was reported immediately upon waking the day following the acute exercise ses...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - February 14, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Model Development of Mothering by Women with Bipolar Illness.
Authors: Lewin LC, Templin TN Abstract A sensitive, secure, and consistent relationship with their mother is critical for young children. There is a dearth of knowledge about the quality of mothering of young children by women with bipolar disorder. These mothers are frequently challenged, unable to provide consistency, and are at risk for loss of child custody. The model described in this article reflects a critical analysis of conceptual and empirical literature regarding mothering quality, resourcefulness, disorder severity, medication adherence, social supports, and child-rearing beliefs. The model can provide ...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - February 14, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Boredom in the Workplace: Reasons, Impact, and Solutions.
Authors: Cleary M, Sayers J, Lopez V, Hungerford C Abstract Boredom in the workplace is not uncommon, and has been discussed widely in the academic literature in relation to the associated costs to individuals and organizations. Boredom can give rise to errors, adverse patient events, and decreased productivity-costly and unnecessary outcomes for consumers, employees, and organizations alike. As a function of boredom, individuals may feel over-worked or under-employed, and become distracted, stressed, or disillusioned. Staff who are bored also are less likely to engage with or focus on their work. In this article, ...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - February 14, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Exploring the Lived Experience of Difficult Sleep and Good Sleep Among Psychiatric Inpatients.
Authors: Zust BL, Gruenberg ME, Sendelbach SE Abstract The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore psychiatric inpatients' reflections on their experiences with sleep throughout their lives. Fourteen patients in an acute care behavioral health unit agreed to participate in this study. Participants met individually with a researcher to reflect on times in their lives when they experienced good sleep; times when they had difficulty sleeping; and times when difficult sleep was resolved. The major findings of the study indicated that feeling alone with life problems triggered difficult sleep; while feelings of...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - February 14, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Being a Parent to a Young Adult with Mental Illness in Transition to Adulthood.
Authors: Lindgren E, Söderberg S, Skär L Abstract Parents of young adults with mental illness may face a continued demand for support, even though their children have reached the age of majority. The aim of this study was to explore relatives' experiences of parenting a young adult with mental illness in transition to adulthood. Individual interviews were conducted and analysed according to Grounded Theory. The results showed that relatives experienced powerlessness and a sense of inescapable duty with limited possibilities to be relieved. With a family nursing approach, relatives can be supported and, wh...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - February 14, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Depression and Diabetes in a Primarily African American Female Population.
Authors: Groh CJ, J Moran K Abstract Depression is one of the most serious mental health comorbidities associated with diabetes. In this pilot study, we describe the associations identified via a cross-sectional survey among demographic variables, depression, self-efficacy, and glycemic control in a primarily minority population (mean age = 57.9 years; n = 30) with diabetes mellitus. Descriptive, bivariate, and correlation analyses were conducted. A significant inverse relationship was detected between depression and self-efficacy; however the relationship between depression and A1C was not significant. The im...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - February 14, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Experiences of Older Men Living Alone: A Qualitative Study.
Authors: Bergland AM, Tveit B, Gonzalez MT Abstract More and more old people live alone, and living alone is reported to be a key risk factor for experiencing loneliness and developing poor health. The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore the experiences of living alone for older men. Systematic text condensation and hermeneutic interpretation were used in analysis of the data. Four themes emerged: lonely at times, missing and longing for a shared life, keeping active, and some kind of freedom. The findings revealed that inner and outer resources come into play and have influence on the processes of man...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - February 14, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Culture Change? A Secular Shift.
Authors: Flaskerud JH PMID: 26864843 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - February 14, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Diagnostic Sedition: Re-Considering the Ascension and Hegemony of Contemporary Psychiatric Diagnosis.
Authors: Lakeman R, Cutcliffe J PMID: 26864844 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - February 14, 2016 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research