The Nursing and Midwifery Order 2001 sets out the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (NMC) powers and duties. Amendments need to be made to the order to provide the NMC with the necessary legal powers to regulate the nursing associate profession.
Aggression and violence continue to be common occurrences in inpatient settings for people with mental health problems, and resolving aggressive incidents is a key task of staff within those settings.
Our DASA (Dynamic appraisal of Situational Aggression) study team provide an update on how they are developing and testing their research within new settings. As well as publicising their findings to help improve and support other mental health/wellbeing services and teams.
a model was developed to provide an innovative approach in working together as a “virtual placement” which meets the above requirements but also affords a wealth of additional opportunities to build that early partnership with the workforce of the future and afford them early exposure to critical learning.
Who are the famous figures of mental health nursing? How does the past inform the future of mental health care? Pertinent questions, you might think. Yet in my experience, as a nurse educator and extracurricular historian of mental health nursing, they are not readily answerable by qualified or budding practitioners. The first would expose a remarkable lack of celebrated figures in our field. General nursing has its heroine in Florence Nightingale, but asking students to name pioneers of psychiatric nursing draws a blank stare. The second question relates to the transformation from institutional to community-based care. Perceptions of the asylum are often polarised between a dark age of oppression and a pastoral idyll. To read the full article, log in using your SSSFT NHS OpenAthens details.
The author discusses psychiatric nursing and its place in the field of medicine. He looks at the shift in psychiatric treatment from an egalitarian mode using talk therapy to the belief that mental illness is like other illnesses and can be treated with medication, and the role that nurses have played.
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Following on from the publication of Safe and Effective Staffing: the Real Picture in May 2017, the RCN launched a survey of nursing and midwifery staff in the UK. The survey asked people about their last shift or day worked in health or social care. Over 30,000 responses were received in just two weeks, providing insight into staff experiences and staffing levels across the UK.
Employers often tell us that the different routes into nursing can be confusing. It can be difficult to weigh up the different options and to map out a clear pathway for registered nurses. We have therefore created a new resource to help employers think through the different routes. This resource has been tested with employers to ensure it is as helpful as possible.
Journal of Nursing Scholarship; Indianapolis49.5 (Sep 2017): 557-563.
The purpose of this article is to fill the need for an updated concept analysis of compassion fatigue. This review used Rodgers' Evolutionary Model to direct the analysis of 25 papers published between 2005 and 2015. This review focused strictly on healthcare providers in the formal healthcare setting. The authors provided an analysis of the evolution of compassion fatigue and identified surrogate terms, attributes and defining characteristics, and antecedents and consequences of the term, true to Rodgers' Evolutionary Model. Related terms are also discussed and a brief case model is provided. A better understanding of compassion fatigue will allow researchers and clinicians to identify its causes, prevention, and treatment. This could impact the rate at which healthcare providers leave clinical practice and their ability to compassionately engage with patients. To read the full article, log in using your NHS OpenAthens details.
Open access. This study aims to capture first-hand information from nursing home staff's own understanding regarding what they think and have experienced about prevention of physical abuse of nursing home residents and what measures they consider useful to implement in their daily work.
In this editorial, I want to discuss a number of initiatives that the Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing (JPMHN) editorial team has undertaken to promote openness and transparency in academic publishing. They include improving timelines, enforcing trial registration, mandating reporting guidelines, requiring conflict of interest declarations and introducing registered reports. In my view, the changes we have made over the past few years have helped enhance the reputation of the JPMHN as a leading international nursing science journal. To read the full article, log in using your SSSFT NHS OpenAthens details.
We examined the possible factors that contributed to or prevented developing depressive symptoms among psychiatric nurses who suffered from workplace violence under Hill's ABC-X Model. To read the full article, log in using your SSSFT NHS OpenAthens details.
To examine the relationship between baseline emotional intelligence and prior caring experience with completion of pre-registration nurse and midwifery education. To read the full article, log in using your SSSFT NHS OpenAthens details.
To explicate the outcomes of home support interventions for older people with dementia and/or their carers to inform clinical practice, policy and research. To read the full article, log in using your SSSFT NHS OpenAthens details.
Despite concerns about the degree of compassion in contemporary healthcare, there is a dearth of evidence for health service managers about how to promote compassionate healthcare. This paper reports on the implementation of the Creating Learning Environments for Compassionate Care (CLECC) intervention by four hospital ward nursing teams. CLECC is a workplace educational intervention focused on developing sustainable leadership and work-team practices designed to support team relational capacity and compassionate care delivery. To read the full article, log in using your NHS OpenAthens details.