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  • R Ashmore
  • Journal of psychiatric and mental health nursing
  • 2008
The practice of locking acute ward doors in the UK to manage patient care has been reported with increasing frequency in a number of recent official documents; however, there is little research examining the practice. This study explores the perceptions and experiences of mental health nurses working on acute wards where the doors are locked for all or part(More)
Heron's six category intervention analysis is a component of many counselling courses and is used extensively by teachers of interpersonal skills within nursing curricula. The popularity of this framework has generated a number of studies which have attempted to offer empirical support for the theory. The aim of this study was to re-evaluate some of these(More)
INTRODUCTION The medical profession's relationship with the pharmaceutical industry (PI) has come under increased scrutiny in recent years, however little is known on the subject in mental health nursing. AIMS The study sought to investigate: (1) the frequency of contact between mental health nursing students and PI employees; (2) students' attitudes and(More)
The Department of Health (DoH, 1994) advocated the introduction of clinical supervision into mental health nursing practice and suggested that student nurses be prepared in what to expect from this process. The ENB (1995) supported this recommendation but has offered no guidelines on how it is meant to be implemented. This article reports on an educational(More)
Self-disclosure, a process by which we let ourselves be known to others, is an important skill across a diverse range of therapeutic approaches used in mental health nursing. Previous studies of nurses' self-disclosure have been confined to small samples of female, adult nurses. This study aims to extend existing knowledge by providing information on a(More)
Although an increasing amount of literature has appeared in recent years on the subject of stalking, little is known about mental health nurses' (MHNs) experiences of this phenomenon. The aims of the study were to investigate: (1) the incidence of stalking among a sample of MHNs in the UK; (2) who the perpetrators were; (3) the impact of stalking on MHNs;(More)
Mental health nurses (MHNs) have a long and varied relationship with the pharmaceutical industry, including the attendance of educational seminars and the acceptance of promotional material. This article presents evidence that suggests MHNs may need to review this relationship regardless of their beliefs about the role of pharmacological interventions in(More)
  • R Ashmore
  • Journal of psychiatric and mental health nursing
  • 2005
Although much debate has taken place within the literature on the differences between research and clinical audit, the ethical dimensions of audit have frequently been neglected. Furthermore, no research has of yet explored what ethical issues auditors consider in relation to their projects or how they manage them in practice. Using data collected from(More)
Implementation of the nurse's holding power (Section 5(4) of the Mental Health Act 1983) is an important, yet poorly researched aspect of mental health nursing practice. Data collected from the Mental Health Act records of all patients detained under Section 5(4) in one trust from 1983 to 1997 suggest that detainees generally came from the acute mental(More)