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References and resources

 

Mentalising

 

Staff concerns

 

Boundaries

  • Practitioner-client relationships and the prevention of abuse, by NMC, 2002
  • Professional boundaries in the nurse-patient relationship, by Griffin R, 2013, British Journal of Nursing

 

Top tips

  • Talking with Acutely Psychotic People – www.citypsych.com
  • Intensive Interaction – www.intensiveinteraction.co.uk
  • Communication and the Care of People with Dementia, by Killick and Allan
  • Talking mats – http://www.jrf.org.uk
  • Phrase books, dictionaries in the minority languages most used by patients
  • Point It Traveller’s Language Kit by Dieter Graf or the similar Wordless Travel Book by Jonathan Meader, costing about a fiver they’re a bargain, or as we say in Yiddish, a metsiyah

 

Distressed or Depressed Patients

 

Anxiety

  • Handbook – Mental Health First Aid England

 

Psychosis

  • Psychological Perspectives on Distress and Unusual Experiences, by Coles S and Houghton P, 2012
  • The abandoned illness: a report from the Schizophrenia Commission,2012 www.rethink.org
  • The traumatic neurodevelopmental model of psychosis revisited, by Read J, Fosse R, Moskowitz A, Perry B, 2014
  • Beyond Belief, by Tamasin Knight, 2009

 

Dementia

  • VERA framework communicating with people who have dementia, by Blackhall A et al, Nursing Standard 26, 10, 35-39
  • RCN Commitment to the care of people with dementia in hospital settings.

https://www.rcn.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0011/480269/004235.pdf

 

Borderline Personality Disorder

 

People with learning disabilities

http://www.rcn.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/78765/003184.pdf

 

Leadership

 

Star Wards stuff (available from http://www.starwards.org.uk)

  • Star Wards 1 – The original
  • Star Wards 2 – The Sequel
  • Talkwell – Encouraging the Art of Conversation on Mental Health Wards
  • Ward Buddy – Your Recovery Companion
  • Wardipedia web site – A World of Ward Knowledge: http://www.wardipedia.org/
  • Ward Stars – Applauding HCAs – the heart of care: http://wardstars.org

 

Other great resources

  • Keeping everyone as safe as possible is a basic goal for any community. Keeping everyone as safe as possible also takes thought and effort: http://www.safewards.net/

 

 
 


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