Dave Whittington

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This article explores the proportion of work time psychiatric nurses spend in potentially psychotherapeutic one-to-one communication with patients. Twenty staff nurses from three acute admission wards in a psychiatric hospital in Northern Ireland were observed. The time spent in a selection of routine activities was recorded using a specially developed(More)
This study compares government records of death by suicide, in Northern Ireland, during two quinquennia in the decade 1982-1991. Specifically these quinquennia are 1982-1986 and 1987-1991. During the latter quinquennium there was an increase in rate for males in most age groups, except the 45-54 and the over 65 years age groups. However, females had an(More)
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