Searching for a Sense of Place: The Process of How Adolescent Girls Overcome Suicidality.
In this study we developed a grounded theory to explore the process of how adolescent girl suicide attempters escape suicide in a sample of 12 young female adults ages 18-25. Using grounded theory methods of constant comparison, memo-writing, axial, and theoretical coding, searching for a sense of place emerged as the core process encompassing social process stages of: (1) existing in a toxic environment; (2) seeing suicide as the only way out; (3) seeing new ways to escape. Implications for nursing practice, education, and research are discussed. PMID: 32584624 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 27, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Measuring Social Support in People with Mental Illness: A Quantitative Analysis of the Social Network Map.
This study shows that data from the Social Network Map can be analysed at the group level, yet further research on the psychometric properties is needed. PMID: 32584625 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 27, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Risk Assessment in Mental Health Practice: An Integrative Review.
Authors: Janse van Rensburg E, van der Wath A Abstract Although risk assessment in mental health practice can influence and measure treatment outcomes and level of care provision, risk assessment practices are not standardised and different screening tools are used. The aim of this integrative review was to review the literature on risk assessment in mental health practice to promote evidence-based care. Electronic databases were searched for articles available in English and published from 2013 to 2019. The findings from 12 articles evaluated the evidence for risk assessment tools utilised and discussed the justif...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 27, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Technology-Based Educational Approaches to Address Opioid Use Management by Advanced Practice Registered Nurses.
Authors: Kameg BN, Mitchell A Abstract Opioid overdose remains the leading cause of accidental death, with 64,000 deaths attributable to opioid-related overdoses in 2016 and a 20% increase in mortality since 2015. Advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) are now eligible to prescribe buprenorphine. The purpose of this project was to develop educational training materials regarding opioid use management; widely disseminate these materials; monitor reach and intervention efficacy in precipitating practice change; and to evaluate barriers and facilitators of buprenorphine prescribing. The authors developed a three-...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 27, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Adolescents' Experiences of the Staff's Different Interaction Styles in Coercive Youth Care in Sweden: A Qualitative Study.
Authors: Engström I, Engström K, Sellin T Abstract We interviewed 20 adolescents who were coercively placed in residential or psychiatric care. The aim was to explore their views on the way staff relate and perform their duties, favorable characteristics in staff, consequences of different treatment from staff and their safety experiences. Thematic analysis identified the following themes: Situational triggers of frustration; Care-based; rule-based; or passive-avoidant interaction styles toward adolescents and their responses; Adolescents' reflections about staff's interaction styles; and the Consequences...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 27, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Time Geography, a Method in Psychiatric Nursing Care.
Authors: Sunnqvist C, Rämgård M, Örmon K Abstract Patients' life history is of primary interest in psychiatric nursing care. Our aim was to illustrate how we used time geography as a method to identify individuals' patterns in relation to certain situations in place. We have used interviews and diaries to construct life charts by hand and with a computer software program. By using time geography, we provide a rich amount of information, which can generate a broader picture of a person's life, to identify stressful as well as social aspects of a person's life. Patients with mental ill health need and...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 27, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Surviving a Pandemic.
Authors: Thomas SP PMID: 32573305 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 25, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

The Mental Health Impacts of Smartphone and Social Media Use.
Authors: Cleary M, West S, Visentin D PMID: 32568610 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 24, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Predictors of Expressed Emotion in First Episode Psychosis.
This article evaluated the predictors of EE and its components, EOI and CC, in relatives of first episode psychosis patients (FEP) in Brazil. Cross-sectional observational study conducted with 82 dyads of FEP patients and their relatives. Data collection instruments: sociodemographic and clinical data questionnaire, Family Questionnaire, Zarit Burden Interview and Morisky Medication Adherence Scale. Logistic and linear regression models were used. Our results indicate that patient's age, relative's sex, daily time spent together, and family burden were predictors of EE and its components. Our findings may be helpful in pla...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 24, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Ethnographic Data Generation in a Mental Health Setting: The Role of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurses.
This article discusses focused ethnography as a tool to develop mental health care: careful planning of the field work, incorporating several data sets, data generation within a reflective stance and changing the researcher's role intentionally during the field study. An open and participatory role is suggested to make discoveries. The lifeworld method requires scrutinizing and further discussion on the benefit to mental health care. Psychiatric and mental health nurses can use their professional expertise in the process. PMID: 32568612 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 24, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Upskilling Mental Health Nurses to Address the Burden of Poor Metabolic Health: A Mixed Method Evaluation.
This study used a mixed method approach to determine the effectiveness of 2-day metabolic workshops that aimed to provide nurses with the skills to provide lifestyle interventions. The quantitative component compares pre and post measures of attitudes, confidence, knowledge and perceived barriers of providing metabolic care using a validated tool (M-BACK) and the qualitative component to elicit more details of the needs, expectations and plans of participants. Fifty-six nurse participants demonstrated statistically significant improvements in M-BACK post scores (p 
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 21, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

An Exploration of Nurses' Perceptions of Rationing of Care: A Pilot Study.
Authors: Potter ML PMID: 32543259 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 18, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Gastric Ulcers, from Psychosomatic Disease to Infection.
Authors: Flaskerud JH PMID: 32521175 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 11, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

The Psychological Change Process of Frontline Nurses Caring for Patients with COVID-19 during Its Outbreak.
Conclusions: In the past month, the psychological characteristics of nurses changed over time. The study indicated the necessity for nurse leaders to implement intervention programs based on nurses' psychological characteristics in different periods to promote nurses' health during this critical time period. PMID: 32497451 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 5, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Barriers to the Recognition of Geriatric Depression in Residential Care Facilities in Alberta.
This study explored the barriers that regulated nurse professionals encountered in recognizing and assessing geriatric depression in residential care facilities in the Canadian province of Alberta. The study used a convergent parallel mixed methods design, including a cross-sectional survey (N = 635) and qualitative interviews (N = 14) with regulated nurse professionals. Findings revealed six major barriers to the recognition of geriatric depression in Alberta, including 1) insufficient clinical knowledge and training in geriatric depression; 2) misconceived beliefs about geriatric depression; 3...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 5, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Outside-in or Inside-out? A Randomized Controlled Trial of Two Empowerment Approaches for Family Caregivers of People with Schizophrenia.
This study aimed to compare the outcomes of a skill-based empowerment psychoeducational group and an inner-resource enhancing empowerment narrative therapy group for family caregivers of people with schizophrenia. We conducted a randomized controlled trial with a longitudinal design. The sample consisted of 132 family caregivers who were randomly assigned to eight sessions of the two groups (i.e. a narrative-based group, or a psychoeducational group), or a control group with delayed treatment. Psychometric scales were administrated throughout the project. Both the psychoeducational group and the narrative group showed sign...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 5, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

The Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) in Psychiatric Units in Sweden.
This study is based on a survey distributed to all heads of regional, municipal, private and governmental health care units treating persons with psychiatric symptoms across Sweden in 2019. CAM was reportedly used by 62% of the 489 responding health care units, for symptoms including anxiety, sleep disturbances and depression. Main motivations for CAM use were symptom relief, meeting patients' requests and reduced demand for pharmaceutical medication. Very few respondents reported side effects. The most common reason for interrupting CAM use at a unit was a lack of trained professionals. This study confirms the need for fu...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 5, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

A Qualitative Exploration of Perspectives of Strength among Trauma-Exposed Women Living within Homelessness.
Authors: Hemphill JC Abstract The purpose of this study was to facilitate self-discovery of strengths of women who were homeless and trauma-exposed. Using an emancipatory feminist and existential phenomenological qualitative research design, seventeen women participated in facilitative dialogs exploring perceptions of strength. The dialogue focused on three aspects of strength: characteristics, strategies, and barriers. The participants' words were represented within global themes of strength: balance, protection, and dangerous environments. Results suggest women who are houseless and abused find ways to remain str...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 5, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

"Entry to the Society from the Schizophrenic Cave"- A Qualitative Meta-Synthesis of Job Experiences for People with Schizophrenia.
This study analyzes eight qualitative research studies published from 2000 to 2018 on the job experiences of people with schizophrenia to identify participants' job motivations, negative and positive experiences working with schizophrenia, and adaptations to gain social roles and values. We found that the core theme encompassing participants' experiences was the need for social support to facilitate reentry into society from the schizophrenic cave. These results could inform the development of targeted nursing interventions to provide social support and foster job adaptation for people with schizophrenia. PMID: 3249745...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 5, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Terminology Preferences in Mental Health.
This study involved a mixed method approach to identify the terminology preferences of people with a mental illness in Australia. N = 173 participants were recruited via convenience sampling. The humanistic terms 'individual' and 'person with lived experience' were identified as the preferred terms. Qualitatively there was a wide variation in how the terms made the respondents think or feel, with only one of the terms - 'survivor,' having solely negative themes. When contrasting the two most commonly used clinical terms, 'client' was significantly preferred to 'patient'. The term 'consumer' was one of the lea...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - May 28, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Motivational Interviewing: Reconciling Recovery-Focused Care and Mental Health Nursing Practice.
Authors: Mullen A, Isobel S, Flanagan K, Key K, Dunbar A, Bell A, Lewin TJ Abstract Motivational interviewing (MI) is a long-established evidenced-based intervention aimed at guiding people to implement change. Originally developed by William Miller from the United States and Stephen Rollnick from the United Kingdom, a strong emphasis for MI is the underlying 'spirit', rather than merely the specific techniques within the model. The 'spirit' of MI consists of four key components: acceptance, partnership, evocation and compassion. These have direct overlap with concepts within the personal recovery model recognised ...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - May 19, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Modes of Informed Caring: Perspectives of Health Professionals Who Are Mothers of Adult Children with Schizophrenia.
Authors: Klages D, East L, Usher K, Jackson D Abstract Schizophrenia is a global concern, and, this paper, describes the caring roles of health professionals who are mothers of adult children with schizophrenia. A thematic analysis of data from a doctoral study identified a blending of expertise into an informed care model. Caring roles included: constant carer; coordinator carer; watchful bystander carer; and life coach carer. Previous research has not explored these dual roles. This paper elucidates their responsive approaches and contributions to mothering and caregiving roles. Informed by a fusion of profession...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - May 19, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Social Support and Perinatal Depression: The Perspectives of Mexican-American Adolescent Mothers.
Authors: Recto P, Champion JD Abstract Perinatal depression is estimated to affect one in seven pregnant women. As such, social support has been shown to impact the mental health of women during the perinatal period. The purpose of this qualitative descriptive study was to examine the types of social support received by pregnant and parenting Mexican-American adolescent mothers and their perceptions of how it can influence perinatal mental health. Deductive content analysis was used to analyze the data using emotional, instrumental, and informational support as primary categories. Positive and negative aspects of t...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - May 19, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Risky Business? A Year-Long Study of Adult Voluntary Admissions Who Leave Psychiatric in-Patient  Care without Informing Staff.
Risky Business? A Year-Long Study of Adult Voluntary Admissions Who Leave Psychiatric in-Patient Care without Informing Staff. Issues Ment Health Nurs. 2020 May 18;:1-6 Authors: Donnelly J, Kavanagh A, Donohue G Abstract Patients leaving inpatient psychiatric care without informing staff can have serious consequences for patient welfare, their families and staff. Even in cases where there are no serious outcomes and patients return, treatment can be interrupted and staff morale compromised. Given these potential deleterious effects, it is important to have an in-depth understanding of why people l...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - May 19, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

"Waiting in the Wings"-Next-of-Kin's Experiences of Lifestyle Interventions for People with Schizophrenia.
This study aimed to describe the experiences of next-of-kin of lifestyle interventions for people with schizophrenia. Ten next-of-kin to people diagnosed with schizophrenia were interviewed and content analysis was used to analyze the data. Three categories emerged in the analysis: Low prioritization of physical health, Patients' needs for motivational support and Next-of-kin's' limited and distant participation. Mental health nurses need a holistic view of human beings and to include the patients' physical health and the role of the family in their responsibilities. Further studies are needed that focus on the views of th...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - May 19, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Correlates of Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms among Formerly Incarcerated, Homeless Women.
Authors: Salem BE, Hudson AL, Yadav K, Lucas J, Toyama J, Chen S, Faucette M, Ekstrand ML, Nyamathi AM Abstract Posttraumatic stress symptoms are a pressing issue among women experiencing incarceration and homelessness. Baseline data were collected among formerly incarcerated homeless women (N = 130) who were on average 38.9 (SD = 11.36, range 19-64) years of age and recruited into a pilot randomized control trial (RCT) intervention program. A logistic regression was used to assess correlates of PTSD symptoms. The majority of the sample self-reported witnessing violence (85%) and had moderate PTSD sym...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - May 15, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

eMental Health Literacy and Knowledge of Common Child Mental Health Disorders among Parents of Preschoolers.
Authors: Cormier E, Park H, Schluck G Abstract The purpose of the study was to assess the eMental health literacy of parents of preschool children and explore the relationships between their eMental health literacy skills and their knowledge of common child mental health disorders and their child difficulties. Online survey data were collected using Mechanical Turk (MTurk). Parents of preschool children completed questionnaires related to internet-based mental health information seeking behavior, knowledge of common child mental health disorders using case vignettes, and child difficulties. Data were analyzed using...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - May 15, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Improving Knowledge and Increasing Use of a Screening Tool in an Outpatient Psychiatric Clinic.
Authors: Kiesewetter M, Snyder M, Kitten S Abstract Less than half of providers use screening tools to diagnose adult psychiatric patients. The bipolar population is specifically vulnerable to an inaccurate diagnosis. The goal of this project was to improve use of screening tools, specifically the HCL-32 in a rural adult psychiatric clinic. Following the end of the project, guidelines were analyzed to determine factors that could have improved the outcome. A pre-survey was administered to the 11 participating providers. Following the survey, a 10-minute educational session was given to each provider. Two months fol...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - May 15, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

New Insights Regarding the Phenomenon of Quitting.
Authors: Thomas SP PMID: 32400269 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - May 15, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Reviewing the Decade, 2010 to 2019 and Challenges for the Next.
Authors: Flaskerud JH PMID: 32401561 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - May 15, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Mental Health Professionals' Experiences with Applying a Family-Centred Care Focus in Their Clinical Work.
Authors: Skundberg-Kletthagen H, Gonzalez MT, Schröder A, Moen ØL Abstract Family members play vital roles in supporting their young adults with mental health challenges, implying that professionals are challenged to apply a Family-Centred Care approach (FCC) in community mental health services. By applying a qualitative phenomengraphic approach, this study aimed to explore and describe professionals' experiences of applying a FCC approach. Based on data from 13 individual interviews, the descriptive categories were: Mutual understanding, Facing dilemmas and Dealing with barriers. Despite the profession...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - May 15, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Evaluation of a Traveller Mental Health Liaison Nurse: Service User Perspectives.
Authors: Keogh B, Brady AM, Downes C, Doyle L, Higgins A, McCann T Abstract Irish Travellers are a small indigenous minority group with a distinctive lifestyle and culture which sets them apart from the general population. Travellers are vulnerable to significant mental distress which is exacerbated by the social disadvantage that they experience. A Traveller Mental Health Liaison Nurse (TMHLN) was introduced in one health care region in Ireland to provide support for Travellers and increase their access to mental health services. The aim of this paper is to present the findings from an evaluation which explored Tr...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - May 15, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Associations between Childhood and Adolescent Emotional and Behavioral Characteristics and Screen Time of Adolescents.
This study examined both longitudinal and cross-directional associations between the degree of childhood and adolescent emotional and behavioral problem characteristics and a higher level of daily screen time in adolescence using an extensive population study. Questionnaires providing data on a representative cohort sample (the Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1986 Study, NFBC 1986; n = 6479; 3101 males) were completed at birth, in childhood, and in adolescence. Male gender, and self-reported behavioral issues (such as a higher degree of hyperactivity/distractibility problems at the beginning of formal schooling...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - May 15, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Adverse Childhood Experiences and Mental Health among Women Experiencing Intimate Partner Violence.
This study described the frequency of different adverse childhood experience (ACE) types described by women with recent IPV and examined the effects of each ACE type on women's mental health. Over 70% of women reported parental separation or divorce, over 40% reported childhood sexual assault, and around 40% had a mother who was treated violently. Childhood physical abuse and sexual assault were associated with more severe posttraumatic stress disorder or depressive symptoms. Comprehensive interventions that address not only the effects of IPV but also the enduring effects of ACEs are needed to promote mental health for su...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - May 15, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Mental Health Considerations for International Students.
Authors: Minutillo S, Cleary M, Hills AP, Visentin D Abstract Collectively, universities and other tertiary education providers globally, attract significant numbers of international students each year. However, the extent and significance of the benefits derived by the host society from this international mobility is often misunderstood, or at best, underestimated. International students commonly provide multiple benefits to the financial and cultural health of the host institution and country but the economic benefit (for the host) is typically the primary consideration. A potential challenge or circuit-breaker f...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - May 9, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Seclusion: A Patient Perspective.
Authors: Allikmets S, Marshall C, Murad O, Gupta K Abstract The appropriate treatment of mentally unwell, aggressive patients has challenged psychiatry for centuries. Seclusion is practiced worldwide, but concerns remain regarding its appropriateness and lack of alternatives. Patients generally report seclusion as a negative experience, though there is a paucity of literature exploring this in detail. This investigation was a service evaluation appraising inpatients' perspective of processes occurring before (information, communication), during (review, care), and after (debrief, reflection) seclusion in a psychiat...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - May 8, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Implementation of Simulation: A Contemporary Strategy to Enhance Clinical Skills of Undergraduate Students in Mental Health Nursing.
Authors: Farooq S, Tharani A, Begum S, Parpio Y Abstract Simulation is an innovative teaching strategy that supports student centered learning. It improves therapeutic communication skills with clients. Additionally, it enhances critical thinking, problem solving, and confidence among students, in a non-threatening and safe environment, without posing a risk to actual patients. This paper describes the process of application of simulation for undergraduate nursing students enrolled in a mental health nursing course. The project aimed to determine the significance of simulation to improve the communication skills an...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - May 8, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Nursing Daily Routine Activities: A Considered Response or Coping Mechanism?
Authors: West S, Visentin DC, Cleary M PMID: 32369395 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - May 6, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

A Pilot Study on the Efficacy of Stress Relief Programs for Family Caregivers of Older People with Dementia.
Authors: Tsai PL, Chan SM, Jiang RS, Lee SH, Hsu JL Abstract The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of stress-relief programs on positive aspects of caregiving and depression among caregivers of older people with dementia. A quasi-experimental design was employed. Participants in the experimental group received a 8-week period and 120 minutes each session cognitive-behavioral therapy. Participants in the control group received standard health education. Stress relief programs may alleviate depression and increase positive aspects of caregiving among family caregivers of older people with dementia....
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - May 6, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

The Experiences of Migration among Homeless Male and Female Psychiatric Survivors.
Authors: Monari E, Booth R, Harerimana B, Forchuk C Abstract Globally, individuals with psychiatric disorders experience an increased risk for homelessness and frequent migration. The present qualitative study used intersectionality and thematic analysis to examine how male and female psychiatric survivors experienced the phenomenon of frequent migration in Canada. The study findings underscored aspects of frequent migration, including negative experiences associated with poverty, as well as increased risks for homelessness and mental health, stigma, and discrimination. The present findings call for bespoken servic...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - May 2, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Horizontal Violence towards New Graduate Nurses: When Will It Stop?
Authors: Eblin A Abstract Horizontal violence and workplace bullying towards new graduate nurses has been well known to the nursing profession since the 1960s, unfortunately decades later the problem still persists. The consequences of incivility towards new graduate nurses have devastating results including: high staff turnover rates, monetary loss for employers, as well as has serious impacts on the victim's mental and physical health. Though there are multiple theories of the cause of horizontal violence and bullying towards new graduate nurses, the most common reported causes are working in a hierarchy culture,...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - May 2, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Battling Associative Stigma in Psychiatric Nursing.
Authors: Waddell C, Graham JM, Pachkowski K, Friesen H Abstract Psychiatric nurses often experience associative stigma. Associative stigma may impact psychiatric nurses' views of their professional identity which ultimately impacts the health care of individuals experiencing mental health concerns. Very little research has been conducted on associative stigma in the western Prairie Provinces, including Manitoba. The authors conducted a secondary analysis on the results of an explanatory sequential mixed methods research study to determine if psychiatric nurses in Manitoba are influenced by associative stigma. Three...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - May 2, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Loneliness, Social Isolation, Morbidity and Social Networks.
Authors: Flaskerud JH PMID: 32357076 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - May 2, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Back from the Brink: The Experience of Hospital after a Suicide Attempt, and What Happens When You Go Home.
Authors: Jackson KP, Welch A, Hopkinson S Abstract Key proponents of suicide prevention around the world have been calling for research to focus on people who have survived a suicide attempt in the belief that people with this experience are an important but neglected source of information, with a great deal to contribute to the field of suicidology. This paper concerns the period in the immediate aftermath of a suicide attempt: the experiences of being hospitalised; discharged; returning home to the same struggle with suicidality and mental illness; difficulties with other people; and the side effects of medicatio...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - May 2, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Psychosocial Needs of Bisexual People: Findings from a Mixed-Methods Research Study.
Authors: McCann E, Brown M Abstract More attention has recently been paid to the unique experiences and health needs of LGBTQ + people. To date, there has been a limited focus on the distinct psychosocial needs of bisexuals. A larger mixed-methods study explored the wider needs of a LGBTQ + cohort. The aim of this paper is to report the specific experiences of bisexuals and highlight their distinct psychosocial issues and concerns. The online survey instrument contained Likert-scale and qualitative questions and was completed by a total sample of LGBT people (n = 125), of w...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - May 2, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

An Exploratory Study of the Research on Caregiver Depression: Using Bibliometrics and LDA Topic Modeling.
Conclusions: Preventing or managing depression among caregivers is a growing field with the highest priority for the aging population. In the future, collaborating between countries and reflecting cultural backgrounds in caregiver depression research are needed. This study is expected to contribute to the field of psychological distress of caregivers in looking a big picture of the current position through data-driven analysis and moving forward towards a better direction. PMID: 32286089 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - April 16, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Psychosocial Factors Associated with Paternal Perinatal Depression in the United States: A Systematic Review.
Authors: Recto P, Champion JD Abstract Paternal perinatal depression can occur in approximately one out of ten fathers. However, research within this population is limited. A previous systematic review suggested that United States had higher rates of paternal perinatal depression compared to other countries. Therefore, this systematic review identified psychosocial factors for depression during the perinatal period in fathers who live in the United States. A literature search was conducted from multiple databases using keywords and MeSH terms to retrieve articles up to the year 2019. Twenty five articles were inclu...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - April 16, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Do Mental Health Professionals Promote a Healthy Lifestyle among Individuals Experiencing Serious Mental Illness?
Conclusion: Rates of formal training in lifestyle habits and health promotion (aiming at improving a healthy lifestyle in patients experiencing psychotic disorders) among mental health professionals are currently low in the Province of Quebec and need to be improved. In addition, the level of confidence and barriers that endorse healthy behaviours appear to be key factors in HPP among mental health professionals. PMID: 32286095 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - April 16, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Caregiver Burden, Quality of Life and Related Factors in Family Caregivers of Dementia Patients in Turkey.
This study aimed to evaluate caregiver burden and quality of life (QoL) and their predictors in family caregivers of dementia patients. A descriptive cross-sectional survey was carried out with a sample of 102 patients and their family caregivers. The Caregiver Burden Inventory (CBI) and Short Form-12 (SF-12) were used to collect data. CBI mean score was 37.97 ± 21.30. Mean scores of SF-12 sub-domains varied between 36.02 and 77.94 and were significantly lower as compared to normative means of the general population, excluding only the physical health subdomain. Among several patient and caregiver-rela...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - April 16, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

To Identify and Support Youths Who Struggle with Living-Nurses' Suicide Prevention in Psychiatric Outpatient Care.
Authors: Omerov P, Kneck Å, Karlsson L, Cronqvist A, Bullington J Abstract Nurses working in psychiatric care daily encounter youths who are struggling with living. Despite this, nurses' suicide-prevention work is seldom addressed in research or in recommendations for care. The overall aim of this paper is to discuss how nurses, with their caring science perspective, may contribute to suicide prevention. The paper presents how nurses in psychiatric outpatient care may identify and support suicidal youths, according to experts in suicide prevention. The interviews with six experts in suicide prevention resulte...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - April 16, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research