In her debut blog, Annie Irvine summarises a qualitative study which explores service user and staff views of a combined money advice and psychological therapy service within IAPT.[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...]
Implementing guidelines to protect long-term care facilities
COVID-19 has brought unprecedented challenges across all levels of society, but older people have undoubtedly been at the highest risk from this disease, particularly those living in long-term care facilities. As in many countries, the Chilean government has produced guidelines and regulations to encourage the prevention and control of COVID-19 outbreaks in residential and nursing [read the full story…]
Depression in later life: healthcare professionals’ views about referrals and management
Alison McKinlay summarises a literature review of qualitative research exploring healthcare professionals’ views of depression in later life, which highlights the quandaries faced by healthcare professionals in primary care, particularly in areas where funding and access to services are limited.[read the full story...]
Treating men with eating disorders: do we need gender-specific care?
Una Foye explores the implications of a recent qualitative study of clinicians’ views on treatment adaptations for men with eating disorders.[read the full story...]
Mental health provider views about digital technologies in day-to-day practice
Victoria Betton considers the findings of a recent North American mixed methods study of mental health providers’ interest in using digital technologies in their day-to-day practice.[read the full story...]
The side-effects of antipsychotics: let’s systematically assess, discuss and act! #NPNR2016
A live blog published at the 22nd International Network for Psychiatric Nursing Research conference in Nottingham.
Written by John Baker, Lucy Brazener, Wendy Cross, Vanessa Garrity, Andrew Grundy, Cher Hallett, Ben Hannigan, Elaine Hanzak and Alan Simpson.[read the full story...]
Psychotherapy for people with learning disabilities: the views and experiences of IAPT practitioners
Reed Cappleman critiques a recent study of IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Treatments) practitioners’ experiences of providing therapy to people with intellectual disabilities.[read the full story...]
Staff understanding of recovery-orientated mental health practice: A critical note of caution?
Andrew Shepherd considers the findings of a recent systematic review and narrative synthesis, which looks at staff understanding of recovery-orientated mental health practice.[read the full story...]
Support staff question research findings, professional knowledge or training if not from directly working with service user in question
As you know, the Elf service exists to ensure that the best current knowledge is made available to support staff. It is possible to see from our tag cloud that we cover a good deal of material produced that relates to supporting people described as having challenging behaviour. We know that staff skills, competence and [read the full story…]