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BACKGROUND: Among existing instruments, the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale has become the gold standard for assessing depressive symptoms. An Arabic version of this instrument is lacking. OBJECTIVE: This study examines the psychometric properties of responses to an abridged Arabic version of...
BACKGROUND: Approximately 6% of the U.S. population suffer from a serious mental illness (SMI). People with SMI reportedly die 20 to 25 years earlier than the general population. OBJECTIVES: To explore both hospice/palliative care nurses’ and psychiatric/mental health nurses’ attitudes and needs...
BACKGROUND: The 10-item Connor–Davidson Resilience Scale (CD-RISC) has demonstrated satisfactory psychometric properties as a measure of resilience in all the previous studies conducted in developed countries. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to explore the psychometric characteristics...
BACKGROUND: Psychiatric advance directives (PADs) represent a shift from more coercive to more recovery-oriented care and hold the promise of empowering patients while helping fill the gap in treatment of non-dangerous patients lacking decision-making capacity. Advance directives for end-of-life...
Psychiatric-mental health nurses are lifelong learners and reflective practitioners. In this brief article, the authors share their professional reflections and pearls on innovative mental health nursing practice from a recent international conference on violence in clinical psychiatry.
Telemental health, which involves clinicians connecting remotely to patients via teleconferencing, has seen growing interest. In addition to providing in-home treatment, this technology allows specialists to provide care in remote and underserved areas. Current research suggests that both...
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