Samantha Loftus

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AIM This paper reports a study to evaluate the impact of an innovative 18-day educational intervention for acute ward-based mental healthcare nursing staff on documented quality of nursing care and on service user views of that care. BACKGROUND There are grave concerns internationally about the quality of inpatient mental health care for people with acute(More)
  • S Loftus
  • 1998
My colleagues and I were enraged by the article 'Busy doing- nothing much' (Features October 7). At a time when so many nurses are leaving and recruitment problems are paramount, it seems extraordinary to read an article so degrading to our profession. Mr Cave has quoted no evidence to suggest that our roles fail to benefit patients. Perhaps he should visit(More)
AIM This paper reports a study to ascertain the views of acute ward-based mental health nursing staff on the delivery, content and personal impact of an innovative 18-day, whole team educational intervention in acute mental health care. BACKGROUND There are grave concerns internationally about the quality of inpatient mental health care for people with(More)
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