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The branch of nursing concerned with the prevention, care, and cure of mental disorders and their sequelae. It uses theories of human behavior as its scientific framework and requires the use of the self as its art or expression in nursing practice.

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ACTA Assertive Community Treatment Association - Based in the state of Michigan in the United States.  3/5
Alliance for Psychosocial Nursing - APN - The Alliance for Psychosocial Nursing (APN) was launched on World Mental Health Day, 10 October 1997, in London, England, at Kensington Town Hall, where the Bethlem/Maudsley Hospital was celebrating its 750th anniversary and the Nursing Times was hosting the 6th International Congress on Mental Health Nursing. More than 400 nurses from 15 countries joined the celebratory launch and applauded the announcement of APN's goals. 3/5
Assessing Risk for Violence Using the HCR-20 - A Powerpoint Presentation. 2/5
  BSA to MSN -Getting a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) can prepare you to be a nurse practitioner specializing in one of many fields of nursing care and medicine. Family nurse practitioners (FNPs), midwives, and advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) all need at least an MSN to practice, and likely state-mandated training or licensure as well. This is a Amercan Nursing website work US nursing qualifications. Not Rated
Care-Nurse Dot Com -  Coping with Nursing Stress; Surviving Anxiety at Work and Home.- Get a grip on stress & the work load. Enjoy nursing anecdotes & poetry. Discover a special hideaway. Find peace & hope. Learn to nurse the spirit -- your patient's and your own. Take a break at...  4/5
Children's Consent to Treatment - J P H Shield, Research Fellow J D Baum, Professor of Child Health Institute of Child Health University of Bristol, Bristol BS2 8BJ. 3/5 . See also our section on ethics
  Forensic Nursing Career - Nursing forensics is the exciting intersection of nursing and CSI. The law enforcement specialty of crime scene investigation has been titillating American audiences for nearly the last decade with the spate of prime time TV shows. What exactly do forensic nurses do and what type of schooling does one need to pursue this unique career track? - Not Rated
Great Nursing Sites - And there are some listed here.  4/5
International Council of Nurses - Information and resources. 3/5
Hodges’ Health Career Model - Provides a conceptual framework upon which health care professionals can map a patient’s care problems. Patient’s and their carers may also use the model. Brian Hodges' original notes, a resources page and links (800+) are included. Additional material on health informatics and the potential role of visualization in care assessment and evaluation can also be found. Referenced throughout. 3/5
HoNOS Home Page - Health of the Nation Outcome Scales - UK.  4/5
Just for Nurses - Nursing news, career guidance and discussion pages. 3/5
National Association of Neonatal Nurses - An American Association.  3/5
National Association of Psychiatric Intensive Care Units - Is an organisation for staff from all disciplines who work in Intensive Care and Low Secure services. Its aim is to benchmark and develop good practice across the specialty. 3/5
NMAP - NMAP will be a gateway to evaluated, quality Internet resources in Nursing, Midwifery and Allied health Professions, aimed at students, researchers, academics and practitioners. This service will be fully available by spring 2001 and provide an extensive database, which will be accessible by browsing and searching from this page.  3/5
Nurses 'Confused' about Prison Work - A BBC Article. 3/5
Nursing Ethics Network (NEN) - An Ethics Resource for Nurses - The Nursing Ethics Network (NEN) is a non-profit organization of professional nurses committed to the advancement of nursing ethics in clinical practice through research, education and consultation. Members of NEN offer a uniquely focused service to the nursing community that is designed to complement, but not to duplicate, the work of other professional nursing organizations. 3/5
Nursing Events - This site has detailed listings for nursing events, exhibitions, conferences and seminars throughout the UK. 3/5.
NursingNet - Dedicated To Nursing Practice of all Disciplines - A comprehensive website dedicated to the nursing profession. Provides links, articles, journals, forums, etc. 4/5
Nursing Standard Online - The Professional Home for Nurses - 17-19 Peterborough Road, Harrow,
Middlesex HA1 2AX.  4/5
Portfolio of British Nursing Websites - Nick White, David Sloss, Nigel Freeney. 3/5
Psychiatric Nursing Online Dictionary of Mental Health - Provides many links and definitions organized alphabetically.  From Sheffield University.  3/5
RealNurse.Net - By Andrew Heenan: Respurces, Link amd Humour. 3/5
Royal College of Nursing - Needs no introduction.  3/5  Royal College of Nursing Research and Development Co-ordinating Centre. 
Scottish & Irish Nurse Magazines - are the main healthcare journals in Scotland and Ireland. 3/5
StaffNurse - Nursing Jobs - Mental Health Nurse Blog, Health News, Message Board and the latest RMN jobs. 3/5
The Development of Models of Clinical Supervision in the UK - Further definitions of clinical supervision Supervision of psychological therapies.  3/5
The Nurse Friendly - A extensive nursing resouce site.  American biased but UK nurses will find a lot of information and links .  2/5
UK Harm Reduction Alliance  4/5

Care Issues: 
  Assertive Outreach - Longer term ongoing treatment and support in the community to people vulnerable to frequent, or long term psychiatric hospital admissions. From the same site: Crisis Teams and Home Treatment Teams 3/5
  Assessment of the Clinical Utility of a Family Adaptation Model. - Linda McDonald, Gerard Kysela, Jane Drummond, Cathy Martin, & Wendy Wiles University of Alberta Edmonton, Alberta. 3/5
  ACTA: Assertive Community Treatment Association - A professional association committed to the advancement of quality Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Programs. ASSERTIVE COMMUNITY TREATMENT a team approach designed to provide comprehensive, community -based psychiatric treatment. 3/5
  Better Caring - UK's leading online resource for the care home sector. The site hosts a database of all registered care homes in the UK with the most comprehensive information available. - 3/5
  Child Care Arrangements for Children Under Five: - Primary Child Care Arrangements for Children under Five with Employed Mothers, by Selected Characteristics and State. A Report. 3/5
  Community Care (Direct Payments) Act 1996 - This Act may be cited as the Community Care (Direct Payments) Act 1996.  3/5
  Eastern International College - Primary Care Resource Center and Internet Guide. 3/5
  Informed Consent - Informed consent Informed consent Informed consent is a legal doctrine that has been developed by the courts over a number of years. An Article. 3/5
  International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care- Sharing hospice and palliative care information worldwide .3/5
  Health and Social Care Bill - Nursing care. 48. Exclusion of nursing care from community care services. 3/5
  Mental Health Reform: Eradicating Psychiatric Violations - Type and quality of mental health care are determined.  3/5
  Stroke and Aphasia information for Caregivers  2/5
  The Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) - Is a resource to hospitals and other healthcare settings interested in developing palliative care programs. CAPC is a national initiative supported by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation with direction and technical assistance provided by Mount Sinai School of Medicine. 3/5
  Therapeutic Relationships - From Hospital to Community - Pilot Project Results.  3/5
  The Tidal Model - The Tidal Model was first developed in the mid 1990's in Newcastle, England. Over the past five years, it has become the focus of a range of mental health and recovery projects, in several different countries and cultures. This site has three u=introduction pages to navigate till you get to what you want. To Skip these use this URL Link. 3/5

Violence & Violent Patients, Direct (Bedside Nursing). - From, nursing, direct patientcare, violence.violent.patients.htm.  3/5

  Which? Elderly Care - Which? exists to make individuals as powerful as the organisations they deal with in their daily lives and we seek to achieve this in a number of ways: our advice helps them make informed decisions; our campaigns make people's lives fairer, simpler and safer; and our services and products put consumers' needs first to bring them better value. 4/5


  Evidence-Based Nursing - Is a New Quality Journal which gives access to the best research related information.  3/5
  Health Service Journal - Journal for everyone working in the NHS. 3/5
  Internurse - Features an archive of over 5,000 peer reviewed features from various leading journals. 3/5
  Journal of Neonatal Nursing - JNN is the official journal of the UK Neonatal Nurses Association. You can browse through abstracts of published articles and access the full text of one article in each issue free of charge. In addition you can access all the articles by subscribing online or order a subscription to the printed version in the JNN Booksource shop. 3/5
  Best Masters in Nursing - a resource for students to find in-depth and unbiased information about the top Masters in Nursing programs. Listing as many accredited nursing programs that offer a Master's degree.

Recommended Books    

Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing: The Craft of Caring [Paperback]

Lippincott's Manual of Psychiatric Nursing Care Plans (Manual Psychiatric Nursing Car) [Paperback]

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