Mine, Yours and Ours: Sharing and Its Value in Mental Health.
Authors: Cleary M, Kornhaber R, West S, McGarry D, Visentin DC PMID: 30985245 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - April 17, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Bridging the Gap of Mental Health Inequalities in the Transgender Population: The Role of Nursing Education.
Authors: Abeln B, Love R Abstract The transgender population experience mental health disparities as a result of numerous environmental, sociocultural and personal factors. Health care-related discrimination plays an unfortunate role in these disparities. The institutional and informational erasure of transgender individuals in health care actively contributes to this discrimination. The lack of preparation of health care professionals to care for this population is a significant factor. There is an absence of education on transgender topics in nursing school and a lack of nursing research on this population. An aw...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - April 10, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Attention, Externalizing, and Internalizing Problems of Youth Exposed to Parental Incarceration.
The objectives of this study were to (1) the associations between PI and mental health problems (attention, externalizing, internalizing, and total behavioral problems) and (2) the mediating role of current socioeconomic status and cumulative ACEs. An observational and cross-sectional design was employed. Analyses included hierarchical multivariable linear regression modeling. The analytic sample included 613 adolescents (11-17 years). On average, youth exposed to PI experienced three times as many ACEs compared with youth unexposed. Youth exposed to PI were more likely to have behavioral problems than their unexpos...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - April 10, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Aggression Management Training in Undergraduate Nursing Students: A Scoping Review.
Authors: Searby A, Snipe J, Maude P Abstract Recent events and media coverage have put aggression and violence toward healthcare workers on the agenda of many governments and healthcare providers. Shown to cause poor job satisfaction, attrition and higher rates of turnover, aggression and violence toward healthcare workers is a substantial problem in the provision of quality care. We aim to determine the feasibility of providing aggression management training to undergraduate nursing students to better prepare them for the workforce. This review found seven studies utilizing various methods of providing aggression ...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - April 10, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Confronting the Social Determinants of Health: Has the Language of Trauma Informed Care Become a Defense Mechanism?
Authors: Birnbaum S Abstract Many writers have been calling for the incorporation of trauma-informed care (TIC) in nursing education and practice, with some recently advocating the adoption of formal TIC competencies in psychiatric nursing. In light of this heightened interest, it is worth engaging seriously with criticisms of TIC. This paper reviews some of the published criticisms of TIC, starting with those emerging from within the TIC scholarly community. These focus mostly on matters of methodological rigor and conceptual clarity. It then presents critiques that emerge through the lenses of feminism, cultural ...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - April 10, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Family Group Conferencing in Coercive Psychiatry: On Forming Partnership Between the Client, Social Networks and Professionals.
Authors: Meijer E, Schout G, Abma T Abstract Family Group Conferencing is a new decision model to assign caring responsibilities among various actors in society, including the client, social networks, and professionals. The process of Family Group Conferencing in coercive psychiatry is delicate; nevertheless, it paves the way for courageous conversation, and it facilitates ownership over the problematic situation and the formation of a partnership. Different actors co-construct an open and new actuality by taking initiative during and after the Family Group Conference, by confronting each other; by sharing informat...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - April 10, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Noise Levels in an Acute Psychiatric Unit: An Exploratory Observational Study.
CONCLUSION: In a psychiatric ward, the main source of noise is the verbal communication, and acoustic pressure also derived from care activities based around relationships. Other sources of noise perceived as disturbing came from the opening and closing of doors and the entry doorbell. Adopting relational and architectural-structural measures could reduce the sound pressure, with a view to further improving the ambience in the ward. PMID: 30946621 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - April 6, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Psychosocial Rehabilitation of Elderly Persons Bereaved by Suicide: A Co-operative Inquiry Study Protocol.
This study protocol describes a co-operative inquiry designed to collaboratively explore the needs for psychosocial support for this group and to use 'action circles' to develop and test psychosocial interventions. Further, it explores how the co-operative partnership influences the overall research processes. Data will be subjected to thematic analysis and discourse analysis. The protocol was approved in December 2016 and the study will take place between April 2017 and March 2020. PMID: 30943061 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - April 5, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Mental Health Recovery Through "Art Therapy": A Pilot Study in Portuguese Acute Inpatient Setting.
Mental Health Recovery Through "Art Therapy": A Pilot Study in Portuguese Acute Inpatient Setting. Issues Ment Health Nurs. 2019 Apr 03;:1-6 Authors: Laranjeira C, Campos C, Bessa A, Neves G, Marques I Abstract The main aims of the study are to a) evaluate the effectiveness of a three session program of "art therapy" on changing emotional indicators (depression, anxiety, stress, and psychological well-being) in individuals with mental illness and b) analyze the meanings attributed to creative self-expression. We performed a pre-experimental mixed approach study, with a pretest-postt...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - April 5, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Community-Based Mental Health Care: Stigma and Coping Strategies Among Professionals and Family Caregivers in the Eastern Region of Ghana.
Authors: Bonsu AS, Salifu Yendork J Abstract To a large extent caregivers perceive stigma through their social and community interactions by virtue of their association with persons with mental health problems. Meanwhile, evidence on their strategies for coping with potentially undesirable experiences linked with stigma is limited. Using a descriptive qualitative approach, the present study explored affiliate stigma among mental health professionals and family caregivers of persons with mental illness. Data, collected through one-on-one interviews with 10 mental health professionals and 10 family caregivers, were e...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - April 5, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

A Turning Point Towards Recovery: An Interview Study with Participants in the Culture and Health Programme for Clients with Long-Term Mental Health Disorders in Sweden.
Authors: Wästberg BA, Sandström B, Pooremamali P Abstract The study aimed to explore participants' perceptions and experiences of the Culture and Health programme in Sweden for clients with long-term mental health disorders. A qualitative approach with interviews was applied. Grounded Theory guided the analysis and selection of informants. A total of 15 informants were interviewed. A core category 'A turning point in dealing with everyday life beyond the mental illness' with three categories: inner life, social life and occupational life emerged. A theory indicating the importance of asking clients about ...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - April 5, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Addressing the Increase in Depression in College Students.
Authors: Sandra T PMID: 30938570 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - April 3, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

The Effects of Intimate Partner Violence on Children: Navigating Therapeutic Assessment and Intervention.
Authors: Clements PT, Fay-Hillier T Abstract Over 5 million American children are estimated to be exposed to intimate partner violence (IPV) annually. The past decade has seen a surge in research, assessment, and related interventions regarding children and violence. Contemporary practice guidelines continue to expand relative to the wide range of violence that a child might be exposed to, particularly noting that children who have experienced one type of violence, such as physical abuse, are at great risk for also experiencing other forms of violence. Effects on children exposed to IPV are potentially catastrophic...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - March 28, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

"Thoughts Can Kill You": Characterization of Mental Health Symptoms by Ugandan Grandparent-Caregivers in the HIV/AIDS Era.
"Thoughts Can Kill You": Characterization of Mental Health Symptoms by Ugandan Grandparent-Caregivers in the HIV/AIDS Era. Issues Ment Health Nurs. 2019 Mar 27;:1-8 Authors: Matovu S, Dawson-Rose C, Weiss S, Wallhagen M Abstract Studies of caregiving provided to HIV/AIDS orphans by sub-Saharan African grandparents have found that it has physical, financial, and emotional consequences. Our study extended this research by identifying and characterizing the symptoms experienced by Ugandan grandparent- caregivers, particularly as related to the caregiving role, loss and grief. Grounded theory met...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - March 28, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Understanding Mental Health Nurses' Perceptions of Barcode Medication Administration: A Qualitative Descriptive Study.
Authors: Xie N, Kalia K, Strudwick G, Lau F Abstract Barcode medication administration (BCMA) technology has been challenging for mental health nurses to incorporate into their clinical practice despite the potentially positive benefits of using the technology for improving patient safety. A review of the literature identified a number of practices that nurses can use to improve adoption of the technology, however, these practices have been primarily used in non-mental health contexts. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to understand mental health nurses' perceptions of practices identified from the literatur...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - March 28, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

The Moderating Effect of Communication Behavior on Nurses' Care Burden Associated with Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia.
This study analyzed the moderating effect of the communication behavior that impacts the care burden of nurses who care for people with behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD). Through the Johnson-Neyman method and SPSS PROCESS Macro, the moderating effect of communication behavior was analyzed. The results showed that communication behavior has a moderating effect on the care burden of nurses of people with BPSD. The results of this study can provide basic data for the development and evaluation of the communication behavior program to reduce the care burden of nurses. PMID: 30917056 [PubMed - as supp...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - March 28, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Integrating Evidence-Based Practice in the Nursing Curriculum.
Authors: Lopez V, Cleary M PMID: 30917057 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - March 28, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Acculturative Stress as Experienced by Filipino Grandparents in America: A Qualitative Study.
Authors: Serafica R, Thomas Reyes A Abstract The aim of this qualitative study was to describe the factors that contribute to acculturative stress among recent older adult immigrants (N = 40) who co-reside with their children in the USA. Results of the qualitative analysis yielded three main themes with corresponding subthemes. The main themes were (a) aging in America, (b) losing sense of agency, and (c) feeling alienated/Being needed. Nurses and practitioners who interact with grandparents who are recent immigrants need to explore issues related to isolation and emotional distress. Assisting these individuals in ...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - March 28, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Summative Content Analysis for Understanding of Romantic Relationships Among Rural Mexican American Adolescent Women.
This study explores romantic relationships for rural Mexican American female adolescents as a component of sexual health promotion. Rural Mexican-American adolescent females (n = 82) aged 14-18 years were recruited via convenience sampling at a rural health clinic. They completed open-ended individual interviews describing romantic relationships. Responses to open-ended questions were analyzed using summative content analysis. The majority reported sexual activity (62.2%) of which 23.5% had been pregnant. Summative content analyses identified personal characteristics and relationship characteristics as...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - March 28, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Parents' Perceptions of the Physical Health Outcomes of Young People Diagnosed with First Episode Psychosis.
This study explores parents' perceptions of their son/daughter's physical health needs following a first episode psychosis diagnosis and commencement on antipsychotic medication. The research process was guided by grounded theory methodology and data were collected using semi-structure interviews with 16 parents. Four categories were identified. Participants described the importance, challenges and strategies for their son/daughter to maintain their physical health, and the need to improve young people's health literacy, particularly in areas of physical health, diet and lifestyle. These findings will assist health profess...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - March 28, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

A Power Conundrum: Black Women and Their Sexual Partners in the Midwest.
Authors: Gary FA, Yarandi H, Hassan M, Killion C, Ncube M, Still C, Hopps J Abstract The purpose of this research was to determine the extent to which women of African ancestry manifested power in their relationships regarding sexual activities and to examine the influence that specific variables had on their sexual partnerships. A sample (N = 200) of midlife women aged 40-65, who lived in the Midwest participated in this research. The Sexual Relationship Power Scale was used to examine these relationships. Face-to-face interviews occurred in community settings. Multiple regression equations were used...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - March 28, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

The Administration of Pro re nata Medication by Mental Health Nurses: A Thematic Analysis.
This study aimed to explore the process of PRN medication administration by mental health nurses. Using a qualitative descriptive design, semi-structured interviews were undertaken with 19 mental health nurses in three acute inpatient units in one mental health service in Ireland. Most participants reported undertaking an assessment of the patient before administering PRN medication; however, many also reported having observed incidents of poor practice. There was evidence of some interdisciplinary sensitivities around instructions regarding the use of PRN medications between doctors who prescribed them and nurses who disp...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - March 28, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Perceived mental healthcare barriers and health-seeking behavior of African-American caregivers of adolescents with mental health disorders.
This study explores African-American caregiver perceptions of barriers to mental health care for adolescents with mental health disorders. We sought to understand how these perceptions influence African-American caregiver mental health-seeking behavior. This qualitative study utilized semi-structured interviews using a grounded theory approach to identify common themes describing experiences of African-American caregivers accessing mental health care for their adolescents. Previous caregiver experiences with mental illness, perceptions of social support, early intervention by educators and extrinsic behavior requiring medi...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - March 28, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Issues in Mental Health Nursing.
Authors: Thomas SP PMID: 30913023 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - March 27, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Associate Editors for Issues in Mental Health Nursing 2018.
Authors: PMID: 30870062 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - March 16, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Summing Up an Excellent Year.
Authors: Thomas SP PMID: 30870064 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - March 16, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Being recognised as a whole person: A qualitative study of inpatient experience in mental health.
This study suggests ways nurses can give priority to interpersonal interactions and relationships with hospitalised patients over task-oriented duties, highlighting the need for nurses to balance patient competing needs for both closeness and distance. PMID: 30845858 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - March 10, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

An incredible hoax that damages legitimate scholarship regarding social justice issues.
Authors: Thomas SP PMID: 30821567 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - March 4, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Unpersons: Can We Love Them into Existence?
Authors: Thomas SP PMID: 30822250 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - March 4, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Phenomenology and Dialogue: Highlights from an International Conference.
Authors: Thomas SP PMID: 30806181 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - February 28, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Psychometric Properties and Factor Structure of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale in a National Sample of Arab Adolescents.
Authors: Dardas LA, Xu H, Shawashreh A, Franklin MS, Wainwright K, Pan W Abstract Having valid, reliable, and culturally adapted tools to screen for adolescent depression is a crucial concern for mental health care professionals who promote preventive care. To this aim, this study tested the psychometric properties and factor structure of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression (CES-D) Scale among Arab adolescents. A nationally representative sample of 3,292 Jordanian adolescents aged 13-17 completed the CES-D 20-item scale. A principal axis factoring with a varimax rotation was used to identify the factor ...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - February 24, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Co-Creating the Living Well with Dementia Message.
Authors: Cleary M, Smith G, Simkhada B PMID: 30794482 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - February 24, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Continuation and Maintenance Treatments for Depression in Older People.
Authors: Drahota A, Revell-Smith Y PMID: 30759038 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - February 15, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Avoiding Stereotypes.
Authors: Flaskerud JH PMID: 30763135 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - February 15, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Promoting the Value of Mental Health Nursing: The Contribution of a Consumer Academic.
Authors: Happell B, Scholz B, Bocking J, Platania-Phung C Abstract Mental illness is known to occur frequently in the general population and is more common within the general health care system. High-quality health care requires nurses to have the skills, knowledge and attitudes to provide care for people experiencing mental illness or mental distress. Research suggests health professionals, including nurses, tend to share similar negative attitudes to mental illness as the general population, and consequently, mental health nursing is not a popular career path. These two factors signify a need to influence more po...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - February 15, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Stigmatization Behavior of Pre-Registration Nurses: Do the Self-Determined Psychological Needs Influence This?
Authors: Perlman D, Moxham L, Patterson C, Cregan A Abstract Background/problem: Stigma and stigmatization are important concepts in the area of mental health and illness. Nursing and nurse education are continuously examining ways to understand and address the stigma toward people with a lived experience of mental illness. While the negative influence of stigma is understood, the variables that influence these behaviors are emerging. An area may provide insight into aspects that influence stigmatization of pre-registration nurses is motivation. Previous research has illustrated that individual motivation can signi...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - February 13, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

The Current Status of Psychological Intervention Research for Internet Addiction and Internet Gaming Disorder.
Authors: Kim S, Noh D Abstract This integrative review assesses the effectiveness of psychological interventions for reducing the severity of Internet addiction and/or Internet gaming disorder. We searched five databases, and both a narrative synthesis and meta-analyses were conducted. Five randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and six quasi-experimental studies met the inclusion criteria. The included interventions were categorized as cognitive-behavioral therapy, family-based intervention, and counseling program. A meta-analysis showed significant effects of psychological interventions, whereas a narrative synthesi...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - February 13, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Exposure to Traumatic Events and the Experience of Burnout, Compassion Fatigue and Compassion Satisfaction among Prison Mental Health Staff: An Exploratory Survey.
Authors: Bell S, Hopkin G, Forrester A Abstract Psychiatric morbidity is high in the prison population and prisoners with mental health problems present with complex needs. Working within the stressful prison environment and exposure to traumatic events may make prison mental health staff and correctional officers vulnerable to burnout, compassion fatigue, and reduced compassion satisfaction. This issue has not previously been explored in the prison setting. In this exploratory study, 36 mental health professionals and correctional officers were recruited from a prison in England and completed a series of questionn...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - February 13, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Understanding the Role of Allies in Systemic Consumer Empowerment: A Literature Review.
Authors: Scholz B, Roper C, Juntanamalaga P, Happell B Abstract Contemporary mental health policies call for the inclusion of consumers in the development, implementation and evaluation of mental health services. Barriers to systemic consumer engagement have been related to unequal distributions of power. One of the goals of the consumer movement is to address imbalances of power, resources and knowledge. Empowerment through consumer leadership in the mental health sector has been identified as a fundamental goal of the consumer movement and has been considered the philosophical basis for alternative models of ment...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - February 13, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Transforming RN Roles in Community-Based Integrated Primary Care (TRIP): Background and Content.
Authors: Humphrey Beebe L, Mixer SJ, Thompson K, Davis S, Elliott L, Lakin B, Bullard T, Hurt M, Niederhauser V Abstract Given the large body of evidence linking physical and mental health and the impetus provided by health care reform and the Affordable Care Act, the time is ripe to engage nurses in community based, integrated primary care teams to holistically address psychiatric, mental health and substance abuse needs. There is a compelling need for curricular redesign and clinical innovation to prepare an RN workforce for practice in community based integrated primary care teams. To that end, a faculty team of...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - February 13, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Psychoeducational Interventions for People With Schizophrenia: Findings From the Systematic Reviews.
CONCLUSIONS: Implications of the findings for mental health care practice and education and recommendations are discussed. PMID: 30689486 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - January 29, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

High-Fidelity Simulation: An Application to Psychopharmacological Training for the Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Student.
This article describes the theoretical foundation, development process, case scenarios, and implementation of HFS, an innovative teaching pedagogy, in a Psychopharmacology didactic course for PMHNP. PMID: 30640555 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - January 16, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Emerging Adult Women's Views-of-Self in Intimate Partner Relationships That Are Troubled.
Authors: McCord Stafford A, Burke Draucker C Abstract The purpose of this study is to describe how emerging adult (EA) women describe their views-of-self in troubled relationships. Fourteen EA women (ages 18-25 years) wrote four stories about their troubled relationships during a guided-writing intervention. Qualitative descriptive methods and content analysis were used to identify common views-of-self. Four views-of-self in troubled relationships and contrasting views-of-self emerged: (i) silent self-vocal self, (ii) sacrificing self-prioritized self, (iii) caretaking self-boundary-setting self, and (iv) inse...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - January 16, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

The Role of Conscience in Nursing Practice.
Authors: Cleary M, Lees D PMID: 30633604 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - January 12, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

S-Adenosyl Methionine (SAMe) for Depression in Adults.
Authors: Wilson A PMID: 30633610 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - January 12, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Identifying Language for People on the Autism Spectrum: A Scoping Review.
Authors: Shakes P, Cashin A Abstract Person-first language is considered a central component to recovery oriented person-centred care; however, there is a growing adoption of identify-first language among autistic advocates. Mental health nurses require awareness of critical autism issues given the high prevalence of comorbid psychopathology. This scoping review of literature from 2010 to 2018 regarding identifying language for people on the autism spectrum identified a paucity of research that systematically explored and considered antagonisms, representation, and potential consequences of either of the current mo...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - January 12, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

A Novice's Experience with Merton's Theory of Unanticipated Consequences and Being "Forced" into Qualitative Research.
A Novice's Experience with Merton's Theory of Unanticipated Consequences and Being "Forced" into Qualitative Research. Issues Ment Health Nurs. 2019 Jan 11;:1-3 Authors: Deters D Abstract Qualitative research can be an unfamiliar type of research for some individuals in the nursing PhD program, and it can also be an unfamiliar aspect of any healthcare individual's experience. This paper presents my first experience with different aspects of qualitative research and the application of Merton's theory of unanticipated consequences to this experience. PMID: 30633624 [PubMed - as supplied by ...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - January 12, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Loneliness, Stress, and Depressive Symptoms Among the Chinese Rural Empty Nest Elderly: A Moderated Mediation Analysis.
This study aimed to explore the relationship of loneliness, perceived stress, and depressive symptoms among the Chinese rural empty nest elderly. The role of sense of coherence (SOC) as a moderating variable was investigated in a representative sample of older adults in Henan, China, from November 2016 to February 2017. Results indicated that perceived stress mediated the relationship between loneliness and depressive symptoms, and SOC acted as a moderator on this mediating model. The mediation effect of perceived stress was significant only when SOC was lower. The results emphasized the importance of perceived stress in o...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - January 12, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Measuring Distress Levels of Refugee Women to Enhance Community-Based Psycho-social Interventions.
Authors: Felsman IC, Humphreys JC, Kronk R Abstract The purpose of this investigation was to gain an understanding of the levels of distress in resettled refugee women as a basis for the development of improved community based interventions to enhance the resettlement experience. A convenience sample of female refugees (n = 23) in a southern US city were interviewed using a socio-demographic questionnaire; the Refugee Health Screener-15 (RHS-15); and semi-structured, exploratory questions. Results showed consistently high levels of distress, indicated by responses to the RHS-15. Women ages 19-25 and o...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - January 12, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Increased Mental Illness and the Challenges This Brings for District Nurses in Primary Care Settings.
Authors: Bjorkman A, Andersson K, Bergström J, Salzmann-Erikson M Abstract Patients with mental illness generally make their initial healthcare contact via a registered nurse. Although studies show that encountering and providing care to care-seekers with mental illness might be a challenge, little research exists regarding Primary Care Nurses' (PCN) view of the challenges they face. The aim of this study was to qualitatively explore PCNs' reflections on encountering care-seekers with mental illness in primary healthcare settings. The results consist of three themes: constantly experiencing patients falling th...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - January 11, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research