Alison Faulkner writes a powerful blog on the use of body-worn cameras in acute mental health services, which centres around a qualitative interview study conducted with service users, staff and nursing directors.[read the full story...]
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Trans and gender diverse youth more likely to be admitted to hospital for suicidality and self-harm, according to US study
Sarah Carr reflects on a recent US study that “perhaps tells us something deeper about the discrimination and stigmatisation in mental health that needs to be tackled.”[read the full story...]
Waiting for the verdict: service user experiences of Mental Health Act assessment
Elena Opie considers a qualitative study exploring the experiences of vulnerable individuals being assessed under the Mental Health Act.[read the full story...]
Hidden from the world: Out of area hospital placements for people diagnosed with personality disorder #NoOOA
Andy Bell summarises a new BIGSPD report on out-of-area placements for people with a personality disorder published today, which confirms that discriminatory treatment of people diagnosed with personality disorders is costly both to the people concerned and their families and to the health and care system.[read the full story...]
Ventilator-associated pneumonia: Does toothbrushing with chlorhexidine reduce risk?
This review of the effect of toothbrushing and chlorhexidine on the incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) in patients on mechanical ventilation included 7 RCTs. The findings showed that toothbrushing and chlorhexidine reduced VAP,length of stay and duration of ventilation. However the findings should be interpreted cautiously because of study quality.[read the full story...]
Healthcare contact prior to suicide: key opportunities for suicide prevention
In her debut blog, Su-Gwan Tham explores a Welsh population-based data linkage study, which finds that almost 3 in 4 people (73%) who died by suicide in Wales had contact with services in the month before their death.[read the full story...]
Acute day hospitals: an option for mental health crisis care?
Dieneke Hubbeling looks at a recent qualitative study of acute day units for mental health crises, which explores the experiences of service users and staff.[read the full story...]
Maudsley guidelines for physical health
“There are many other ways to get our patients better than prescribing and talking.”
Shuichi Suetani reviews a recently published textbook: The Maudsley Practice Guidelines for Physical Health Conditions in Psychiatry.[read the full story...]
We can safely deliver therapy to suicidal inpatients, but we still don’t know if it works
John Baker reviews a pilot randomised controlled trial of cognitive-behavioural suicide prevention therapy for mental health inpatients, which found that the therapy was acceptable and feasible to deliver.[read the full story...]
What impact has the COVID-19 pandemic had on people with mental health problems and the services they use?
Dafni Katsampa summarises a broad review which explores the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on mental health care and people with pre-existing mental health problems.[read the full story...]