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COVID-19 outbreak management in a mental healthcare setting

An outbreak has been defined as two or more confirmed cases of COVID-19, or clinically suspected cases of COVID-19, among individuals associated with a specific setting with onset dates within 14 days...

Helping survivors of abuse to cope with anxieties triggered during the pandemic

The wearing of face coverings in shops and supermarkets became mandatory in the UK on 24 July 2020, shortly followed by their mandated use across many sectors and settings, with the failure to comply...

Gaining consensus: the challenges of living with a stoma and the impact of stoma leakage

The aim of this research is to clearly articulate and achieve consensus on the difficulties faced by people with a stoma, particularly that of leakage. Ultimately, this research seeks to inform and...

Are adults diagnosed with type 2 diabetes at a greater risk of developing depression? Integrative literature review

This review used the framework of population, intervention/issue and outcome (PIO) to generate the research question (Table 1). Whiffin (2020) suggested that a well-designed research question can be...

Nursing staff confidence and knowledge when caring for people with self-harm injuries: a service improvement study

The aim of this service improvement project was to assess the current knowledge and confidence of the ED nurses and HCAs in a district general hospital when caring for patients who self-harm at...

Co-constructing conversations about suicide: the Meeting Space Framework

Pesut and Thorne (2007) discussed the necessity of nurses adopting an orientation to spirituality in practice and a reciprocal role based on humanity. Noticing and responding to suicidal persons is...

Evaluating a psychological support service focused on the needs of critical care and theatres staff in the first wave of COVID-19

Research from previous pandemics has shown that working with additional pressures has both a physical and psychological impact on healthcare workers. For example, about 10% of those working in health...

Disputes about a person's best interests: Is there a need to go to court?

The Mental Capacity Act 2005 does not define a best interest. Instead, it sets out a checklist of factors that have to be taken into account when determining the best interests of a person who lacks...

The psychological effects of working in the NHS during a pandemic on final-year students: part 2

The research team were interested in the psychological impact of deployment on final-year nursing and midwifery students working in the NHS during an international public health crisis. They...

The psychological effects of working in the NHS during a pandemic on final-year students: part 1

The researchers were interested in the psychological impact of caring and how this linked to resilience and retention in the workforce. This concept of moral resilience and moral distress and the...

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