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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Design and Development Process of a Youth Depression Screening m-Health Application for Primary Health Care Workers in South Africa and Zambia: An Overview of the MEGA Project.
In this study, we will use a mixed methods multi-center study design. In phase one, we will investigate the mental health literacy of PHC practitioners to identify areas in need of development. Based on the needs identified, we will develop and test a mobile health application to screen for common youth mental health problems in phase two. In phase three, we will implement and evaluate a tiered education and training program in the use of the m-health application. In the final phase, we will evaluate the acceptability and feasibility of the m-health application in PHC centres across South Africa and Zambia. Evidence sugges...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 23, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Vortioxetine for Depression in Adults.
Authors: Long JD PMID: 31225773 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 23, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Change Management in Health Care and Mental Health Nursing.
Authors: Cleary M, West S, Arthur D, Kornhaber R Abstract Since Nightingale implied that progress was inherent in good nursing, change has slowly but surely accelerated to a frenetic pace in health care and to a degree in nursing. However, the healthy progress and implications associated with change in the nursing profession are not as readily embraced as this pace may imply. Rather, embracing change at the core of nursing and health care is a challenge as this is a group who it is suggested are not only resistant but also adept at reinforcing the status quo. Using mental health nursing as an example this position ...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 22, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Differing Perspectives in Cross-Cultural Research.
Authors: Flaskerud JH PMID: 31194604 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 15, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Culturally Sensitive OCD Research: Lessons from the U.S.-Mexico Border.
Authors: Olson T, Perez O, Tapia S, Vera B Abstract This paper explores culturally-related concerns that arose during a multi-year study of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) along the U.S.-Mexico border and describes adaptations made to better connect the research process to study participants. The purpose of this exploration is two-fold: (1) to offer suggestions for culturally sensitive borderland mental health research; and (2) to enhance dialog focused on culture, mental health research and the U.S.-Mexico border. Systematic coding of the written record of weekly research team meetings identified six recurring...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 15, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Factors Associated with the Initial Sensations of Smoking among Smokers with Mental Illness.
Authors: Okoli CTC, Seng S Abstract People with mental illnesses (MI) have a disproportionate smoking prevalence and associated disease burden. Smoking initiation among people with MI is poorly understood. However, the sensations experienced during smoking initiation predict continued smoking and nicotine dependence. Yet, few studies have examined the initial experiences of smoking among people with MI. Thus, the aim of this study was to explore factors associated with the initial sensations of smoking in people with MI. Smokers in an inpatient psychiatric facility (n = 123) were surveyed. Data obtain...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 13, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Sexual Safety for In-Patient Mental Health Care-The Democratic Diagnosis of Change.
This article discusses a co-produced qualitative understanding aimed at reducing the risk of sexual violence within mental health in-patient settings. It describes the first stages of testing a new approach which democratises organisational change as, people who use mental health services take the lead in partnership working with those who provide services. The article sets out 'TODAYICAN' (and its second-generation iteration, 'TODAYWECAN') as emerging approaches towards change. In particular, the article focusses upon the 'diagnose' component of the approach and reports findings from a mixed methods qualitative methodolog...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 12, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Leadership, Thought Diversity, and the Influence of Groupthink.
Authors: Cleary M, Lees D, Sayers J PMID: 31180270 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 12, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Anti-Social Media and Violence.
Authors: Roman M PMID: 31180278 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 12, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Support Interventions for Family Members of Adults with Mental Illness: A Narrative Literature Review.
Authors: Ewertzon M, Hanson E Abstract The aim of this review was to describe research related to support interventions for adult family members of people with mental illness and the significance that support may have. The results indicate the importance of flexible and individualized forms of support from both professionals and people with personal experience as a family member of someone with mental illness. In many cases, the intervention studies revealed that family members' burden decreased, their knowledge of the disease and treatment increased, and their ability to cope with the situation was improved. The r...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Commentary on: Sullivan and Willis (2018). Towards Changing the Long-Term Care (LTC) Paradigm: Explicating the Concept of Thriving in Older Adults Living in LTC.
Authors: Baxter R, Björk S, Edvardsson D PMID: 31135240 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - May 30, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Painful Life Events in Psychiatric Disorders: A Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis.
We reported in a previous study the painful events experienced in the past in subjects with schizophrenia or major depression, in comparison to controls, and related them to the experimental pain sensitivity, anxiety, and the diagnosis. We present here the detailed analysis of these past painful events, with the aim of determining whether schizophrenic, depressive and control groups are qualitatively (type of painful events experienced, emotional or sensory components associated with pain) and quantitatively (duration, severity, and intensity) comparable concerning their past painful experiences. The questionnaire used rel...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - May 30, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Student Veterans' Coping With Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms: A Glaserian Grounded Theory Study.
Authors: Reyes AT, Kearney CA, Bombard JN, Boni RL, Senette CL, Acupan AR Abstract The present study investigated the ways in which student military veterans cope with their posttraumatic stress symptoms. The participants were a total of 21 military veterans attending a U.S. university. The results of the grounded theory data analysis reveal the core category of modulating intrusions, a process indicating how student veterans cope with recurrent and unwanted posttraumatic stress experiences. Our findings also demonstrate that veterans cope by either avoiding or allowing themselves to experience the pain associated ...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - May 30, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Recognising Narcissistic Abuse and the Implications for Mental Health Nursing Practice.
This article will argue that the language and formulation of narcissistic abuse should be at the forefront of the multidisciplinary teams', and in particular mental health nurses' knowledge in order that victims can be directly supported or signposted to support to enable timely interventions and in-depth understanding. PMID: 31140886 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - May 30, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

The Potentials of Actively Engaging Refugees in Creating Canadian Healthcare Policies Aimed at Improving Their Mental Health.
Authors: Kostiuk S Abstract Refugees immigrating and settling into new countries face several factors that negatively impact their mental health and general wellbeing. Accompanying this, refugees encounter various barriers impacting their access to social support, mental health assistance, and healthcare services. In Canada, there is a call for healthcare professionals working with refugees to implement more culturally appropriate methods to form the necessary human connections that will foster refugees' access and utilization of mental health services. This column discusses how leaders and policy makers in Canada,...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - May 19, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Predictable, Collaborative and Safe: Healthcare Provider Experiences of Introducing Brief Admissions by Self-referral for Self-harming and Suicidal Persons with a History of Extensive Psychiatric Inpatient Care.
Authors: Lindkvist RM, Landgren K, Liljedahl SI, DaukantaitÄ— D, Helleman M, Westling S Abstract People with severe self-harming behavior and histories of lengthy psychiatric inpatient admissions can represent a challenge to care providers. This interview-based study illuminates healthcare provider experiences (n = 12) of Brief Admission (BA) among self-harming individuals, with>180 days of psychiatric admission the previous year. Qualitative content analysis revealed that providers experienced benefits of increased predictability, and a shift from trigger and conflict to collaboration with ...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - May 19, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Residents' Perceptions of Quality in Supported Housing for People with Psychiatric Disabilities.
Authors: Brunt D, Schröder A, Lundqvist LO, Rask M Abstract The residents' perspective of the quality of housing support for people with psychiatric disabilities living in congregate supported housing has been studied and a comparison has been made with the findings from those from a previous study in ordinary housing with outreach support. One-hundred and seventy-eight residents from 27 supported housing facilities in eight Swedish municipalities completed the Quality of Psychiatric Care-Housing (QPC-H) instrument. The highest quality ratings were found for: Secluded Environment, Encounter and Support, while ...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - May 19, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

The Many Dimensions of Anger.
Authors: Flaskerud JH PMID: 31100031 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - May 19, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Implementation of a Mindfulness Intervention for Women in Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder and Its Effects on Depression Symptoms.
Authors: Alexander K, Kronk R, Sekula K, Short V, Abatemarco D Abstract BACKGROUND: Many women in treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD) also experience mental health co-morbidities. Mindfulness intervention has demonstrated effectiveness for improving mental health in the general population, but has not been tested with female populations in OUD treatment. The purpose of this study was to describe characteristics associated with participation in a mindfulness intervention provided to women in treatment for OUD, and also to evaluate the effectiveness of a mindfulness intervention on depression symptoms. AIMS: ...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - May 19, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

The Giscombe Superwoman Schema Questionnaire: Psychometric Properties and Associations with Mental Health and Health Behaviors in African American Women.
This study provides preliminary evidence to suggest that the Giscombe Superwoman Schema Questionnaire is psychometrically sound; Superwoman Schema is associated with health behaviors and psychological states that may increase risk for illness. PMID: 31081707 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - May 14, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Mental Health of Refugee Children: A Discursive Look at Causes, Considerations and Interventions.
Authors: Cleary M, West S, Foong A, McLean L, Kornhaber R Abstract There is a growing need both locally and internationally to manage the effects of traumatic and loss experiences on the development and recovery of refugee children and young people. Trauma, whether active or through deprivation, is degenerative, with crucial impact on developing bodies, brains and minds. This discursive article considers the nature and scope of the problem and draws on literature and current frameworks to suggest the importance of interventions and proactive protection of mental health for this sub-group of refugees. School is disc...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - May 12, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Person-Centered Psychiatric Nursing Interventions in Acute Care Settings.
Authors: Thomson AE, Racher F, Clements K Abstract The knowledge base and understanding regarding psychiatric nursing interventions in acute care settings has been limited. The purpose of this hermeneutic phenomenological study was to explore psychiatric nurses' experiences in providing nursing interventions to adult clients in acute care settings. Six expert psychiatric nurses were recruited through purposive, snowball sampling and participated in key informant interviews. Analysis of the data revealed the central theme of person-centered care (PCC), which involved developing and delivering PCC plans; determining ...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - May 12, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Disappearing in a Female World: Men's Experiences of Having an Eating Disorder (ED) and How It Impacts Their Lives.
This study focused on the lived experiences of men diagnosed with an ED, and its impact on 'everyday' aspects of their lives. Qualitative research adopting narrative interviews was conducted with seven men aged 23-34 years old. Narrative analysis was used to interpret each individual story, with thematic analysis used to explore commonalities across all seven narratives. Four themes were identified, 1) The Final John Doe; 2) Help! I need somebody - Bedlam revisited; 3) Masculinity; 4) Not Working 9 to 5. Narratives highlight the need for further research if men are to receive appropriate mental health care and better under...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - May 10, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Understanding Experiences of Social Support as Coping Resources among Immigrant and Refugee Women with Postpartum Depression: An Integrative Literature Review.
Authors: Kassam S Abstract Lack of social support increases the risk of postpartum depression (PPD), especially among immigrant and refugee women. In this integrative literature review, I aim to synthesize the current state of knowledge on social support experiences among immigrant and refugee women with PPD. Conceptualization of social support as coping resources occurs through Stewart's coping theory. Eleven primary sources were located using Whittemore and Knafl's review methods. These methods are philosophically underpinned by Racine's postcolonial feminist lens. In synthesizing literature located, themes were ...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - May 10, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Developing an Evidence-Based Specialist Nursing Role to Improve the Physical Health Care of People with Mental Illness.
Authors: Happell B, Platania-Phung C, Watkins A, Scholz B, Curtis J, Goss J, Niyonsenga T, Stanton R Abstract The substantial physical health disadvantage experienced by people diagnosed with mental illness is now identified in a growing body of research evidence. The recent promulgation of improved physical health care as a goal of contemporary Australian Mental Health Policy should provide impetus for initiatives and strategies to address this inequity. To date increased knowledge of the problem has not resulted in obvious and sustained changes. The aim of this article is to introduce the role of the Physical Hea...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - May 10, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

The Use of Restrictive Practices on Males Released from Prison and Entering Acute Mental Health Services: A Retrospective Cross-sectional Comparative Study.
This study aimed to determine restrictive practices use on males admitted involuntarily from prison compared to those admitted from the community. A retrospective cross-sectional, comparative research design was used. Those admitted from prison were no more likely to experience restrictive practices; but were more likely to have a co-existing diagnosis of alcohol/substance use or personality disorder, in addition to a primary diagnosis of psychotic illness. The proportionate use of restrictive practices despite such complex presentations is potentially indicative of the clinical use of effective alternative management stra...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - May 7, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Perceptions, Knowledge, and Use of Electronic Cigarettes: A Survey of Mental Health Patients.
Authors: Baltz GM, Lach HW Abstract Tobacco smoking is the leading cause of preventable illness and death in the United States. Smoking and mental illness are often comorbid, yet little is known about mental health patients' perceptions, knowledge, and use of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS). ENDS may be a beneficial short-term intervention to help this group quit smoking. A survey was administered to a sample of patients at an adult outpatient mental health office (N = 109, 45% male, mean age 33). The majority of participants had tried ENDS. Most used ENDS to quit smoking, and believed it ...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - May 7, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Nurses and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Prevention.
Authors: Hughes E, Baca E, Mahmoud KF, Edwards A, Griffith KJ, Matthews E, Puskar KR, Mitchell AM Abstract Women of reproductive age who are drinking alcohol and not using effective contraception are at-risk for an alcohol-exposed pregnancy, which could result in a child with a fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). Nurses are an important partner in addressing at-risk alcohol use. It is imperative for alcohol education to be incorporated into nursing curricula so that future nurses have the tools to identify at-risk alcohol use. Three universities have worked together to create Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: A...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - May 5, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

A Shared Sexual Ethic?
Authors: Flaskerud JH PMID: 31038379 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - May 2, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Mexican-American Adolescents' Views on Factors that Facilitate Recognition and Help-Seeking for Perinatal Depression.
Authors: Recto P PMID: 31038381 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - May 2, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

The Alarming Increase in Vaping among Youth.
Authors: Thomas SP PMID: 31038404 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - May 2, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Being Parent Caregivers for Adult Children with Schizophrenia.
Authors: Young L, Digel Vandyk A, Daniel Jacob J, McPherson C, Murata L Abstract Parent caregivers support the health and well-being of their adult children with schizophrenia. As a result, parent caregivers spend vast amounts of time providing care, which necessitates changes to their relationships and lives. In this qualitative study, the experiences of parent caregivers for adult children with schizophrenia were explored. Interpretive Description guided the study design, and data were collected through interviews with 12 English-speaking participants. Data were analyzed according to conventional content analysis...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - May 2, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Stress Experiences and Mental Health of Pregnant Women: The Mediating Role of Social Support.
Authors: Herbell K, Zauszniewski JA Abstract Stress in pregnancy is an exceedingly common issue that impacts the mother's mental health and the health of her baby. Yet, women with a supportive network of friends and family may experience lower stress and improved mental health. Therefore, the aims of this secondary analysis were to (a) examine relationships between stress experiences (i.e. perceived stress, pregnancy-specific stress) and indicators of mental health (i.e. absence of depressive symptoms and resourcefulness), (b) determine the effects of social support on stress experiences and indicators of mental he...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - April 27, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Impact of a family interventions module on students' knowledge, skills and attitudes.
Authors: McCann E, Neill F Abstract Current evidence strongly supports the implementation of family interventions as a recognised approach to working with families. The aim of this study was to evaluate postgraduate students' learning experiences and skills development whilst undertaking a Master of Science module in family interventions. Questionnaires were used to elicit students' learning and experiences in relation to their work with families. Following analysis of students' responses, the key themes that emerged in relation to family interventions included: prior learning and experiences, changes in practice, ...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - April 27, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Mental Ill Health in Homeless Women: A Review.
Authors: Duke A, Searby A Abstract Research indicates that homeless women are reported to experience more mental health issues than women who are not homeless and are an increasing proportion of the overall homeless population. In addition, homeless women are more likely to have alcohol and/or other drug use disorders. We provide a comprehensive review of the contemporary literature that revealed homeless women experience a range of mental health problems including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and alcohol and other drug use disorders. Studies in this literature review indicate that some women...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - April 27, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Prevalence and Risk Factors of Emergency Department Presentations with Methamphetamine Intoxication or Dependence: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
Authors: Sibanda NC, Kornhaber R, Hunt GE, Morley K, Cleary M Abstract BACKGROUND: Methamphetamine intoxication presentations to emergency departments (EDs) including trauma centres, general EDs and psychiatric emergency services have risen world-wide. OBJECTIVES: A review of the clinical characteristics of patients presenting to a trauma centre or ED with methamphetamine intoxication or dependence to aid development of health service policy and training for health personnel. METHODS: PubMed, PsycINFO, CINAHL and Scopus (1990-2017) were searched. A systematic review of all clinical characteristics was condu...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - April 27, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Avoiding Paternalism.
Authors: Bladon H Abstract Ethical problems have always been a feature in mental health nursing, partly due to the association with the system of traditional psychiatric care. This paper examines the issue of paternalism and how it lingers from past nursing practice and can impede contemporary practice. Finally, some paths for positive engagement are examined, along with strategies to determine how paternalism could be minimised in modern mental health nursing practice. PMID: 31026177 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - April 27, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Mental Health Promotion Intervention for Nurses Working in German Psychiatric Hospital Departments: A Pilot Study.
Authors: Bernburg M, Groneberg DA, Mache S Abstract This pilot study aimed to implement a mental health promotion program to support nurses working in Psychiatric hospital departments. Eighty-six nurses working in psychiatric hospitals were randomized to either an intervention group (IG) or a waitlist control group (WCG). The intervention took place in groups over a period of 12 weeks. Training content included, i.e. work-related stress management training, problem solving techniques, and solution-focused counseling. Outcomes were measured at four times (baseline and three follow-up measurements). Perceived ...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - April 27, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Parenting from a County Jail: Parenting from Beyond the Bars.
Authors: Collica-Cox K, Furst G Abstract The incarceration of mothers affects 1.7 million minor children who are at high risk of behavioral problems, emotional trauma, and future incarceration. The jail setting removes women from society for brief periods of time providing an opportunity to offer essential interventions for those who will be returning to the community, and possibly their children, rather quickly. Utilizing a pre- and post-test quasi-experimental design, we measured the self-reported treatment effects for female inmates, housed in a county jail in the New York metropolitan area, who completed an evi...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - April 27, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research