A Risk Typology for Depression in African Americans.
This study used data from the American's Changing Lives Survey to identify risk types for depression in a national sample of African American adults and older adults (n = 1174). Latent class analysis results revealed a risk typology that included 3 distinct risk patterns for African Americans. Individuals in the High Protective/Low Risk Type (41%) had high levels of religiosity and social support. Those in the Moderate Protection/Low Risk Type (44%) had moderate levels of religiosity and social support. The Low Protection/Low Risk Type (15%) had low organizational and non-organizational religiosity and relatively low socia...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - July 28, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Recovery-based Training in Mental Health: Effects on Staff Knowledge and Attitudes to Recovery.
Authors: Walsh FP, Meskell P, Burke E, Dowling M Abstract This longitudinal study describes the effects of recovery-based training on staff knowledge and attitudes to recovery. Mental health staff (n = 101) completed the study questionnaire (the Recovery Knowledge Inventory (RKI-20) and Recovery Attitudes' Questionnaire (RAQ-16)) before training and after six months. On the RKI, significant changes between pre- and post-training scores (p
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - July 28, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Exploration of the Factors Affecting the Choices of Nursing Students Who Choose Psychiatric Nursing as the First and Last Choice.
Authors: Günüşen NP, Duman ZÇ, İnan FŞ, İnce SÇ, Sari A, Aksoy B Abstract The aim of this qualitative study was to explore the factors that affect the choices of nursing students who chose a psychiatric nursing internship. The sample group of the study consisted of 13 students who listed psychiatric nursing as their first choice and 11 students who listed psychiatric nursing as their last choice. Four themes were determined: personal reasons, stigmatization, experiences related to psychiatric nursing, and perception of care. Providing activities in nursing education to reduce stigmatizat...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - July 28, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Working with Families Affected by Mental Distress: Stakeholders' Perceptions of Mental Health Nurses Educational Needs.
Authors: Keogh B, Skärsäter I, Doyle L, Ellilä H, Jormfeldt H, Lahti M, Higgins A, Meade O, Sitvast J, Stickley T, Kilkku N Abstract Family and informal caregivers provide a substantial amount of care and support to people who experience mental health problems. The aim of this study was to explore mental health nurses', students' and service users' perceptions of the knowledge, skills and attitudes that are required by mental health nurses to work with families and carers using a qualitative methodology. Three themes emerged from the data: Knowledge of the family and how mental distress affects the f...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - July 28, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Resignation Syndrome: Is it a New Phenomenon or is it Catatonia?
Authors: Thomas SP PMID: 28718758 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - July 21, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Qualitative Investigation of the Wellness Recovery Action Plan in a UK NHS Crisis Care Setting.
Authors: Ashman M, Halliday V, Cunnane JG Abstract Crisis theory suggests that in addition to presenting a threat to mental well-being, crises are also opportunities where successful interventions can lead to successful outcomes. UK mental health crisis teams aim to reduce hospital admission by treating people at home and by building resilience and supporting learning from crisis, yet data on repeat crisis episodes suggest this could be improved. This qualitative study sought to explore the Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) as a means of supporting resilience-building and maximising the opportunity potential of ...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - July 21, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Perspectives: Spiritual Metrics Inform and Transform Recovery-oriented Trauma-informed Direct Care.
Authors: Helmke AE, Lesser J, Flaskerud JH PMID: 28708439 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - July 16, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Effect of a Couples' Relationship Enrichment Program on the Quality of Marital Relationships from the Perspective of Spouses of Patients with Multiple Sclerosis.
This study was conducted to determine the effect of a couples' relationship enrichment program on marital relationship quality. This quasi-experimental study was conducted in 2016 with 80 spouses of patients, all members of the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Center in Zahedan, Iran. The participants were randomly assigned to two groups: an intervention and a control group, each of which comprised 40 participants. The Perceived Relationship Quality Components questionnaire was used to collect the required data. After five-session couples' relationship enrichment program, the mean total marital relationship quality score and all th...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - July 1, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

General Beliefs and Stigma Regarding Illicit Drug Use: Perspectives of Family Members and Significant Others of Drug Users in an Inner City in Brazil.
Authors: Ventura CAA, Carrara BS, Bobbili S, Vedana KGG, Khenti A, Hayashida M, Ferreira PS Abstract People who use drugs are continuously subjected to harsh stigmatization through a process of relational and social degradation, which limits their possibility for recovery. This quantitative study explores the perspectives of family members or significant others of illicit drug users, regarding general beliefs about illicit drug use and their stigma. Respondents agree that most people do not trust people who use drugs, disregard individuals who have been hospitalized due to drug problems and do not think people who ...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - July 1, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Individual Responsibility vs. System Failure.
Authors: Flaskerud JH PMID: 28650675 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 28, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Psychosocial Risk Factors for Perinatal Depression among Female Adolescents: A Systematic Review.
Authors: Recto P, Champion JD Abstract Perinatal depression is a health concern among pregnant and postpartum adolescents as it may negatively impact fetal development and result in complications such as preterm delivery, low infant birth weight, and poor maternal-infant attachment. The purpose of this systematic review is to examine psychosocial risk factors for depression among adolescents during pregnancy and postpartum. A literature search was conducted from five databases from 1995 to 2016. A total of 17 studies matched the inclusion criteria. Lack of social support, perceived stress, prior history of depressi...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 28, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

De-Escalation Training to Medical-Surgical Nurses in the Acute Care Setting.
Authors: Ferrara KL, Davis-Ajami ML, Warren JI, Murphy LS Abstract Violence is increasing on medical-surgical units as a "silent epidemic." This quality improvement project employs a small non-experimental, single-group, pre- and post-test design (N = 11) to determine the effectiveness of de-escalation training on medical-surgical nurses' confidence levels when dealing with agitated patients. Regardless of age, education, or years of experience, scores improved for each question on Thackrey's (1987) Confidence in Coping with Patient Aggression Instrument after implementing Ten Domains of De-escalation by ...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 28, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Experiences of Family Stigma among Mothers of Adult Children with Mental Illness in South Korea.
Authors: Hyun MS, Cho Chung HI, Kim H Abstract People with mental illness suffer from stigma in addition to the illness itself; their families also suffer from the stigma of having a family member with a mental illness. The aim of the present study was to explore the lived experiences of the family stigma among mothers of mentally ill children in South Korea. The work was qualitative in nature; we used the phenomenological method of Colaizzi. Mothers with an adult child enrolled as mentally ill patients in the Mental Health Centre of K Province in South Korea were eligible for inclusion. FINDINGS: Six themes em...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 28, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

The Use of Validation in Mental Health Nursing for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities and Mental Illness: A Descriptive Study.
Authors: Bakken TL, Sageng H, Hellerud J, Kildahl A, Kristiansen T Abstract Mental health nursing for adults with intellectual disabilities and mental illness is understudied. The aim of this study was to investigate the use of validation in mental health nursing for patients with intellectual disabilities and additional mental illness in a specialised psychiatric inpatient setting. Ten nurses/social educators and four individual therapists described the use of validation; each provided three vignettes with clinical examples. The clinical examples support the view that interventions developed for patients in the ge...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 16, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Ecological Factors Influencing Emotional/Behavioral Problems and Self-Concept in Adolescents from Low-Income Families in South Korea.
In this study, we examined emotional/behavioral problems and self-concept in adolescents from low-income families in Korea; additionally, we identified ecological factors associated with these traits. This descriptive study employed an ecological model to analyze data from the Korean Children and Youth Panel Survey. A nationwide stratified multistage cluster sampling methodology was used. Overall, 2534 first-year middle school students were included in the survey, and the survey was conducted from 2010 to 2016. Hierarchical multiple regression models were generated. The mean score of emotional/behavioral problem has been c...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 16, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

The Offense as Perceived by the Parents of Forensic Psychiatric Patients.
This study aims to describe the views of forensic psychiatric patients' parents, and especially how they feel about the patient's offense. The data analyzed was collected by interviews with forensic psychiatric patients' parents and analyzed by inductive content analysis. The findings suggest that the offense committed has a significant effect on the lives of parents of forensic psychiatric patients and in many ways these people felt like a marginalized group even though they were frequently a major resource for their child who had been taken into forensic psychiatric care. The parents of a forensic psychiatric patient hav...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 16, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

'Slipping through the Cracks': Mental Health and Recovery in Older Person Care.
Authors: Cleary M, Sayers J, Bramble M, Raeburn T PMID: 28613095 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 16, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Self-management of Type 2 Diabetes and Severe Mental Illness.
Authors: Whitehead L PMID: 28613099 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 16, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

The Meaning of the Lived Experience of Lifestyle Changes for People with Severe Mental Illness.
Authors: Lundström S, Ahlström BH, Jormfeldt H, Eriksson H, Skärsäter I Abstract The aim of this study was to elucidate the meaning of the lived experience of lifestyle changes as perceived by people with severe mental illness (SMI). People with SMI who have experience in managing lifestyle changes were interviewed (n = 10). The interviews were analyzed with a phenomenological hermeneutic approach. The findings reveal three themes: (1) struggling with inner and outer limitations, (2) on one's own but together with others and (3) longing for living a life in harmony. The meaning of lifestyle chan...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 16, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Cognitive Behavior Therapy Self-Help Booklet to Decrease Depression and Alcohol Use among People with Alcohol Dependence in Thailand.
Authors: Thapinta D, Skulphan S, Kitsumban V, Longchoopol C Abstract Individuals with disorders co-occurring of depression and alcohol dependence are clinically more complex and more difficult to keep well than those diagnosed with either depression or alcohol dependence alone. Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) has shown to help reduce patients' symptoms of depression and alcohol use. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a CBT self-help booklet (CBT-SHB) with usual care in decreasing depression and alcohol use among people with co-occurring alcohol dependence and mild depression. People with al...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 16, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Maintaining Hope in a Time of Hatred.
Authors: Thomas SP PMID: 28605239 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 13, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Ketamine and Other Glutamate Receptor Modulators for Depression in Bipolar Disorder in Adults.
Authors: van Wissen K, Blanchard D PMID: 28605240 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 13, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Phenomenology as Qualitative Research: A Critical Analysis of Meaning Attribution.
Authors: Sohn BK PMID: 28605241 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 13, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Sexual Behavior in Patients with Psychosis Admitted to a Hospital Unit.
In conclusion, the lack of data in the reports shows little recognition of sexuality in hospitalized patients with mental disorder, highlighting the need to promote the training of health personnel. PMID: 28605242 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 13, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Intimate Partner Violence and its Resolution among Mexican Americans.
Authors: Finfgeld-Connett D Abstract Intimate partner violence (IPV) affects the mental and physical health of Mexican women in the United States, and culture is thought to play a role in its prevention and resolution. Qualitative investigations are ideal for explicating context-specific aspects of these phenomena. Thus, a systematic review of 19 primary qualitative research reports was conducted to clearly articulate the process of IPV and its resolution among Mexican American women. Based on the findings, IPV is fueled by aspects of Mexican culture, and barriers exist that make its resolution challenging. Despite...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 13, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Qualitative Perspectives about Living with HIV from Seropositive African American MSM Aged 50  years and Older.
Qualitative Perspectives about Living with HIV from Seropositive African American MSM Aged 50 years and Older. Issues Ment Health Nurs. 2017 Jun;38(6):486-492 Authors: Coleman CL Abstract It has nearly been more than three decades; yet, the research on aging seropositive African American men who have sex with men (MSM) is scarce. Exploring issues for an aging population of seropositive MSM is critical given that earlier epidemiological data suggested that by 2015, half of the AIDS cases will be in adults aged 50 years and older. A qualitative approach with the aim to examine perspectives abou...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 13, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Biofeedback in Grandmothers Raising Grandchildren: Evaluating Intervention Parameters.
This study examined the six critical parameters for evaluating interventions, including necessity, acceptability, feasibility, safety, fidelity, and effectiveness, of a heart rate variability (HRV) biofeedback training intervention in a sample of 20 grandmothers who were the primary caregivers of their grandchildren. After the grandmothers completed the HRV biofeedback training, they answered open-ended questions to provide data on the six parameters during face-to-face interviews. The findings of the study provided evidence for the necessity, acceptability, feasibility, safety, fidelity, and effectiveness of the HRV biofe...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 13, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Competitiveness in the Workplace: Attributes and Team Benefits.
Authors: Lopez V, Sayers JM, Cleary M PMID: 28605246 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 13, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Body Image, Eating Attitudes and Breastfeeding Intention: Implications for Mental Health and Maternal Child Nurses.
Authors: Mancini K Abstract Body image dissatisfaction and disordered eating are often overlooked as personal factors that may affect pregnancy, postpartum, and infant feeding method. The current study compared body image, eating attitudes, and breastfeeding intention of first-time breastfeeding mothers to first-time non-breastfeeding mothers. A two-group, comparative design was used to analyze data for first-time mothers recruited through a large pediatric practice with multiple offices. Although there was no significant difference in body image scores between the groups, the literature suggests that body image di...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 3, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Associations between Age, Years in Post, Years in the Profession and Personal Experience of Mental Health Problems in UK Mental Health Nurses.
This study aimed to determine the relationship between age, years in the profession and post and self-reported experience of mental health problems using an online cross-sectional survey of 225 UK mental health nurses. Number of years in post was inversely correlated with overall experience of mental health problems, particularly living with someone else with mental health problems. Those with experience of living with someone with mental health problems had significantly fewer years of professional experience than those without. This article discusses possible explanations for this phenomenon and makes the case for future...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 3, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Nursing Staff Stress and Individual Characteristics in Relation to the Ward Atmosphere in Psychiatric In-Patient Wards.
This study investigated the interplay between nursing staff stress, Mastery, Moral Sensitivity, individual characteristics and the ward atmosphere in psychiatric in-patient care. Data were collected through five questionnaires from 93 nursing staff. Multivariate analysis showed that Moral Strength, Moral Burden, Internal Demands, Perceived Stress and age were related to several factors of the ward atmosphere. We conclude that efforts to reduce stress levels and create a supporting ethical climate on psychiatric wards would be beneficial for both psychiatric nursing staff and their nursing practice. PMID: 28574800 [PubM...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - June 3, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Exploring the Mechanism of the Clinical Encounter on Depressive Symptoms in Young Adults: A Path Analysis.
This study of young adults (n = 60) employed path analysis to examine the overall model fit and direct and indirect effects of each variable on depressive symptoms. The final SMHC had excellent model fit (X(2) = 2.26, p =.32, TLI =.99, CFI = 1.00, RMSEA =.05). Patient-provider communication and self-appraised communication skills with providers had indirect effects on depressive symptoms and a direct effect on PA; PA had a direct effect on depressive symptoms (R(2) =.30, p
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - May 21, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Exploring Protective Strategies among Rural Women in an Abusive Relationship.
Authors: Anderson KM, Renner LM, Bloom TL Abstract The purpose of this study was to explore rural women's accounts of intimate partner violence and the strategies they used to protect themselves from such adversity. Convenience sampling included women currently in an abusive relationship (N = 22), who were receiving mental health services at a rural victim-service provider. Standardized measures indicated, on average, that study participants were symptomatic for depression, anxiety and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), yet exhibited higher resilience than other PTSD populations. Participants used a variety of s...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - May 21, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Family Group Conferencing-Its Added Value in Mental Health Care.
Authors: Schout G, Meijer E, de Jong G Abstract Worldwide, there is a growing emphasis on reducing coercion and involving social networks in the care of mental health clients. Nurses should encourage their clients to regain control over their lives, preferably with less coercion and with help from their social network. During four years, a Dutch evaluation study was deployed to determine the applicability of mobilising help from social networks of people with psychiatric problems. Specifically the potential of Family Group Conferencing was examined. In this discursive paper the question, 'what Family Group Conferen...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - May 17, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Oral Hygiene - A Challenge in Everyday Life for People with Schizophrenia.
Authors: Villadsen DB, Sørensen MT Abstract The aim of the study is to explore how adults with schizophrenia describe their lived experiences with oral hygiene. 23 adults with schizophrenia were interviewed within a period of four months in late 2015. Transcriptions of the interviews were analysed using the Reflective Lifeworld Research phenomenological approach of Dahlberg, Dahlberg, and Nyström. The essence of the phenomenon, oral hygiene, is described as a challenge: a mixture of ability and assigning priority; a challenge in which significant others, for better or worse, play an important role. We r...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - May 11, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Barriers to Seeking Early Psychiatric Treatment amongst First-episode Psychosis Patients: A Qualitative Study.
CONCLUSIONS: The study highlights the importance of enhancing knowledge about the schizophrenia-related spectrum to ensure patients seek treatment in a more timely manner. PMID: 28485998 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - May 11, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Effectiveness of a Guided Self-help Manual in Strengthening Resilience in People Diagnosed with Moderate Depression and Their Family Caregivers in Thailand: A Randomised Controlled Trial.
Authors: McCann TV, Songprakun W, Stephenson J Abstract The growing incidence of depression in developing countries, such as Thailand, is placing increasing pressure on public mental health services, and those living in rural areas have limited access to these services. Resilience is integral to the recovery of people with depression and to caregivers. This parallel-group randomised controlled trial evaluated the effectiveness of a guided self-help manual in improving resilience in adults diagnosed with moderate depression and their primary caregivers in Thailand. Our findings provide preliminary evidence that the ...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - May 6, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Patient Characteristics Associated with Inpatient Psychiatric Re-admissions and the Utility of the READMIT Clinical Risk Index.
Authors: Roque AP, Findlay LJ, Okoli C, El-Mallakh P Abstract In response to the problem of frequent 30-day readmissions to inpatient psychiatric facilities, Vigod and colleagues (2015) developed the READMIT clinical risk index to identify risk factors for psychiatric inpatient readmissions. The purpose of this descriptive retrospective study was to examine the effectiveness of the READMIT clinical risk index to identify patients that are at high risk for a 30-day inpatient psychiatric readmission at a state psychiatric hospital in the southeastern US. Data were extracted from the discharge summaries of patients di...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - April 29, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Online Positive Thinking Training Intervention for Caregivers of Individuals with ASD: Necessity, Acceptability and Feasibility.
Authors: Bekhet AK Abstract BACKGROUND: More than 3.5 million people in the United States are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Caring for children with ASD can be stressful and can be detrimental to the well-being of the caregivers (CGs). However, the adverse effects of caregiving on the well-being of CGs may be avoided with appropriate interventions. CGs of persons with ASD might benefit from a positive thinking training (PTT) intervention to help them cope with the stress of caregiving. However, the necessity, acceptability and feasibility for PTT in ASD CGs have not been studied. OBJECTIVE...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - April 29, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

The Role of Social Support for Patients with Mental Disorders in Primary Care in Brazil.
This study was carried out using fieldwork and face-to-face semistructured interviews with 25 patients who were receiving psychiatric treatment through primary health care. We performed structural analysis of the data focusing on relationship structure. We identified that a significant number of health care providers were involved with the patients; however, some of them were ignored by patients interviewed. Participants cited mostly general practitioners, psychiatrists, and nurses, as professional references. PMID: 28448226 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - April 29, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Inspiration from ISPN.
Authors: Thomas SP PMID: 28448227 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - April 29, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Preliminary Psychometric Properties of the Verbal and Nonverbal Interaction Scale: An Observational Measure for Communication in Persons with Dementia.
Authors: Williams CL, Newman D, Hammar LM Abstract Little attention has been given to sociable/unsociable communication in persons with dementia despite the importance of these behaviors in maintaining engagement in marital relationships. An observational measure of verbal and nonverbal communication in persons with dementia (Verbal and Nonverbal Interaction Scale-CR) who were engaged in conversations with spouses was tested for reliability and validity. Married persons with dementia were video-recorded at home conversing with spouses over 10 weeks (N = 118 recordings). Reliability [inter-coder (.92), test-retest (...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - April 29, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Breaking through the Glass Ceiling: Consumers in Mental Health Organisations' Hierarchies.
Authors: Scholz B, Bocking J, Happell B Abstract Contemporary mental health policies call for consumers to be engaged in all levels of mental health service planning, implementation, and delivery. Critical approaches to traditional healthcare hierarchies can effectively challenge barriers to better engagement with consumers in mental health organisations. This qualitative exploratory study analyses how particular strategies for consumer leadership facilitate or hinder relationships between consumers and mental health services, and how these strategies influence hierarchical structures. Fourteen participants from a ...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - April 29, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Recovery-oriented Care and Leadership in Mental Health Nursing.
Authors: Cleary M, Lees D, Molloy L, Escott P, Sayers J PMID: 28448230 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - April 29, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Can Completing a Mental Health Nursing Course Change Students' Attitudes?
Authors: Hastings T, Kroposki M, Williams G Abstract Nursing program graduates rarely choose mental health nursing as a career. A quasi-experimental study was conducted to examine attitudes of 310 nursing students towards persons with mental illness. Students completed surveys on the first and last days of their program's psychiatric mental health nursing course. The pre- and post-test survey analysis indicated that students improved their attitude, knowledge and preparedness to care for persons with mental illness. However, students maintained little interest in working as a mental health nurse. Modifications in m...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - April 29, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Tobacco Use and Attachment Style in Appalachia.
This study investigated whether or not there is a relationship between tobacco use and attachment style. Based on a university-wide survey that was sent out at a university in Appalachia with 522 participants, demographic data revealed 68.5% (n = 358) did not currently use tobacco products. Of those who did currently use tobacco products 54.5% (n = 90) were male, 84.8% (n = 140) were undergraduate students, and 66.7% (n = 110) were between the ages of 18-25. For individuals who used tobacco 23.5% (n = 38) were in the secure attachment group, 27.8% (n = 45) were in the dismissing-avoidant attachment group, 30.2% (n = 49) we...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - April 26, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Preparing Nursing Students for Mental Health Care: The Impact of a Recovery-oriented Clinical Placement.
Authors: Perlman D, Patterson C, Moxham L, Taylor E, Brighton R, Sumskis S, Heffernan T Abstract The provision of mental health care has recently focused on the concept of recovery-oriented care. Clinical placements are important for imparting recovery-oriented knowledge and skills to students. However, it has been determined that not all clinical placements are beneficial for future nursing professionals. The aim of this study was to examine what elements of professional learning were facilitated by engagement in a recovery- and recreation-based clinical placement for pre-registration nursing students called Recov...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - April 26, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Stigma and Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing.
Authors: Flaskerud JH PMID: 28409650 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - April 16, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Creating an Opportunity to Reflect: Ear Acupuncture in Anorexia Nervosa - Inpatients' Experiences.
Authors: Hedlund S, Landgren K Abstract The aim of this study was to elucidate the meaning of receiving acupuncture as a complement in the treatment of anorexia nervosa at a specialist unit. Nine inpatients were interviewed, one to three times. The sixteen interviews were analysed with a phenomenological hermeneutic method. The main theme found was "Creating a pause, a framework for rest and reflection." The participants described acupuncture to be an attractive part of the treatment, offering a pause in a very stressful situation. The relaxing effect was palpable. They described unusual calmness and a me...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - April 11, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research

Non-Western Perspectives of a Good Death.
Authors: Flaskerud JH PMID: 28394672 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing)
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - April 11, 2017 Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research