The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice: Volume 11 Issue 5

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Open dialogue: offering possibilities for dialogical practices in mental health and psychiatric nursing

Jukka Piippo, Liam MacGabhann

The purpose of this paper is to stimulate discussion within mental health and psychiatric nursing as to how the open dialogue approach can contribute to their work. The paper is…

Service user engagement in quality improvement: applying the national involvement standards

Stuart A. Green, Liz Evans, Rachel Matthews, Sandra Jayacodi, Jenny Trite, Anton Manickam, Rachel Evered, John Green, Joanna Williams, Ed Beveridge, Caroline Parker, Bill Tiplady

National and local policy supports the involvement of patients at all levels in the design, delivery and improvement of health services. Whilst existing approaches to support…

Transition from child to adult mental health services: a French retrospective survey

Aurélie Schandrin, Delphine Capdevielle, Jean-Philippe Boulenger, Monique Batlaj-Lovichi, Frédérick Russet, Diane Purper-Ouakil

Adolescents and young adults’ mental health problems are an important health issue. However, the current organisation of the care pathway is not robust enough and transition…

Student nurses’ preparation for psychiatric nursing practice: Malawian experiences

Thokozani Bvumbwe

The purpose of this paper is to explore newly graduated nurses’ experiences of their preparation for psychiatric nursing practice in Malawi. Knowledge of how basic or…

Mindful Attention Awareness Scale (MAAS): factorial validity and psychometric properties in a sample of medical students in Malaysia

Cheng-Kar Phang, Firdaus Mukhtar, Normala Ibrahim, Sherina Mohd. Sidik

The principles of mindfulness have been increasingly applied in medical education for stress reduction. One of the most often used measures for mindfulness research is the Mindful…

The effectiveness of a sensory modulation workshop on health professional learning

Gilbert Azuela, Linda Robertson

Workshops are commonly used to up-skill staff and their usefulness can be determined by measuring whether or not learning needs have been met and, in particular, whether attitudes…

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