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Alexandra Hernandez, Sanaz Riahi, Melanie I Stuckey, Barbara A Mildon, Philip E Klassen
The executive-level witnessing and review of restraint events has been identified as a key strategy for restraint minimization. In the present study, we examined the changes in restraint practices at a tertiary-level mental health-care facility with implementation of an initiative, in which representatives from senior management, professional practice, peer support, and clinical ethics witnessed seclusion and restraint events, and rounded with clinical teams to discuss timely release and brainstorm prevention strategies...
October 2017: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
Paul Dinsdale
ONE IN three community mentalhealth nurses are under so muchstress they are 'psychiatric cases', a research study has found.
February 16, 2000: Nursing Standard
Theodore Stickley
BACKGROUND: Although recovery has become the focus of mental health policy in the UK, few models of practice show how mentalhealth nurses may promote recovery through participatory arts. AIM: To explore the experiences of people who engaged with an arts on prescription programme. METHOD: This study used narrative inquiry and participants were interviewed three times over one year. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION: Participants clearly benefited, especiallyin terms of having a "safe place" to come to, and from making new friends and experiencing peer support...
May 11, 2010: Nursing Times
Allen A Herman, Dan J Stein, Soraya Seedat, Steven G Heeringa, Hashim Moomal, David R Williams
BACKGROUND: The South African Stress and Health (SASH) study is the first large-scale population-based study of common mental disorders in the country. This paper provides data on the 12-month and lifetime prevalence of these conditions. METHODS: Data from a nationally representative sample of 4351 adults were analysed. Mental disorders were assessed with the Composite International Diagnostic Interview (CIDI). An extensive survey questionnaire detailed contextual and socio-demographic factors, onset and course of mental disorders, and risk factors...
May 2009: South African Medical Journal
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