Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services (J PSYCHOSOC NURS MEN )

Description

The Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services is the only monthly peer-reviewed publication for mental health nurses in clinical, academic, and research positions in a variety of community and institutional settings. The Journal provides the most up-to-date, practical information available for today's psychosocial nurse. Original articles and regular features are presented in a full-color magazine format. In addition to full-length scholarly articles, the Journal publishes short articles about new clinical approaches; new ways to organize departments, develop programs, or motivate staff; first-person accounts; and opinion pieces.

  • Impact factor
    0.83
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    Impact factor
  • 5-year impact
    0.78
  • Cited half-life
    5.90
  • Immediacy index
    0.10
  • Eigenfactor
    0.00
  • Article influence
    0.18
  • Website
    Journal of Psychosocial Nursing & Mental Health Services website
  • Other titles
    Journal of psychosocial nursing and mental health services
  • ISSN
    0279-3695
  • OCLC
    7816794
  • Material type
    Periodical, Internet resource
  • Document type
    Journal / Magazine / Newspaper, Internet Resource

Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: Associations were examined between eating disorder symptoms and spiritual well-being in a convenience sample of college students. Undergraduate nursing students at a university in a Mid-Atlantic coastal beach community were recruited for the study. A total of 115 students completed the Spiritual Well-Being Scale (SWBS), the Sick, Control, One Stone, Fat, Food (SCOFF) screening questionnaire, and the Eating Attitudes Test (EAT-26). Approximately one quarter of students had positive screens for an eating disorder, and 40% admitted to binging/purging. SWBS scores reflected low life satisfaction and a lack of clarity and purpose among students. A significant association was found between EAT-26 scores and SWBS Existential Well-Being (EWB) subscale scores (p = 0.014). SCOFF scores were significantly associated with SWBS EWB scores (p = 0.001). Symptoms of eating disorders were pervasive. Future research that assesses the impact of spiritual factors on eating disorders may help health care providers better understand the unique contributions to the development of eating diorders. [Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, xx(x), xx-xx.]. Copyright 2014, SLACK Incorporated.
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    ABSTRACT: The Auditory Hallucinations Interview Guide (AHIG) is a 32-item tool that helps psychiatric-mental health (PMH) nurses assess past and current experiences of voice hearers so they can provide more individualized care. AHIG was developed as a research tool but has also been found to be clinically useful in both inpatient and outpatient settings to help voice hearers and nurses develop a shared terminology of auditory hallucinations (AH). Using the AHIG, voice hearers are able to tell their stories in a structured and safe environment, thus encouraging recovery. Through respect and active listening, PMH nurses can communicate unconditional acceptance, caring, and hope for recovery, which helps develop rapport and promote trust in the nurse-patient relationship. Once trust is developed, voice hearers and PMH nurses can work together to find effective strategies for managing AH, including commands to harm self and others. [Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, xx(x), xx-xx.]. Copyright 2014, SLACK Incorporated.
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  • Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services 12/2014; 52(12):3-5.
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    ABSTRACT: Most drugs used in psychiatry are classified according to their initial or main therapeutic indications rather than by their pharmacological profiles. A proposed multi-axial, pharmacologically driven nomenclature system that would reclassify existing psychotropic drugs and provide a framework for classifying new drug compounds is described. The five axes of this system would describe a drug's primary pharmacological target and relevant mechanism; relevant neurotransmitter and mechanism; neurobiological activities; efficacy and side effects; and approved indications. The proposed multi-axial system is a common sense but scientifically informed approach for classifying psychotropic drugs that would be practically useful for prescribers, clinicians, and patients. [Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, 52(12), 13-15.]. Copyright 2014, SLACK Incorporated.
    Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services 12/2014; 52(12):13-5.
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    ABSTRACT: Prescription pain medication has proliferated in the United States in the past 10 years, and opioid agents are the second most commonly abused substance in the United States. The opioid class comprises various prescription medications, including hydrocodone, as well as illicit substances, such as opium and heroin. The current article offers an example of one adolescent's history that began as weekend use of prescription opioid agents but expanded to daily use and physical dependence. Currently, a trend exists in which adolescents and young adults are moving from prescription opioid medication to heroin use due to increasing restrictions on prescription opioid agents. Nursing implications and web-based resources for teaching are also presented. [Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, 52 (12), 17-20.]. Copyright 2014, SLACK Incorporated.
    Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services 12/2014; 52(12):17-20.
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    ABSTRACT: As the population continues to age and new medical developments make surgery at advanced ages increasingly possible, it is important to consider how older adults tolerate surgery and anesthesia. Considerable evidence shows that older adults have a higher risk of developing postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD), which leads to transient and sometimes long-term cognitive changes that may affect quality of life. Because little is known about how to prevent or treat POCD, it is important that nurses identify ways in which they can intervene to help patients who experience this disorder. [Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, 52 (11), 17-20.].
    Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services 11/2014; 52(11):17-20.
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    ABSTRACT: To the extent that genetic factors are associated with the efficacy, tolerability, and safety of different drugs, pharmacogenetic tests may be used to personalize medication treatments for an individual. Pharmacogenetic tests, such as GeneSight Psychotropic and the Genecept Assay, are being marketed directly to patients and prescribers despite a relative lack of evidence to support their clinical validity or utility. Pharmacogenetic testing is potentially useful in certain clinical situations, but its usefulness will depend on the knowledge base of the prescriber to be able to interpret the findings for a particular patient. Proposed guidelines on laboratory developed tests will likely encourage, if not require, evidence for the clinical validity and utility of pharmacogenetic tests before they are approved for marketing. [Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, 52(11), 13-16.].
    Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services 11/2014; 52(11):13-16.
  • Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services 11/2014; 52(11):5-6.
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    ABSTRACT: Sleep disturbance is a problem for many children; however, it remains an underevaluated factor when assessing behavior. The purpose of the current article is to explore sleep problems in children, as well as the effects that disrupted sleep patterns have on child behavior. The authors recommend strategies to guide the assessment of sleep and improve children's sleep quality. [Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, 52 (10), 27-32.].
    Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services 10/2014; 52(10):27-32.
  • Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services 10/2014; 52(10):14-15.
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    ABSTRACT: The purpose of the current qualitative study was to investigate the experience of baccalaureate nursing (BSN) students with the clinical simulation of hearing distressing voices and derive themes from the written reflective data of students' evaluative statements. A purposive convenience sample of BSN students (N = 74) was recruited from two nursing cohorts at a private, religiously affiliated university BSN program in the northeastern United States. Student reflections on three evaluation questions of the simulation experience were analyzed using constant comparison as per naturalistic inquiry methodology. Themes emerged from each of the three questions related to students' experiences of hearing the simulated voices. Findings support the value of this simulation as a means to promote both active and affective learning in BSN students as they enter psychiatric-mental health clinical rotations. [Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, 52(10), 42-51.].
    Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services 10/2014; 52(10):42-51.
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    ABSTRACT: Suvorexant is a pharmacologically novel dual antagonist of orexin receptors OX1R and OX2R, which has an effect that promotes sleep by reducing arousal and wakefulness. Its approval for the treatment of insomnia was based on three clinical trials that found it to be efficacious and relatively well tolerated. Somnolence, headache, and dry mouth are the most common side effects. Because suvorexant has unique effects on arousal systems and rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, it is contraindicated in patients with narcolepsy, and its use should be avoided or closely monitored in patients at risk for REM sleep behavior disorder, depression, or delirium. [Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, 52(10), 23-26.].
    Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services 10/2014; 52(10):23-26.
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    ABSTRACT: The current article presents the experiences of three different child- and family-serving programs in the United States that have successfully implemented interventions to prevent the use of restraint and seclusion (R/S) in their respective facilities. The article also provides family and youth perspectives on the impact of and recommendations for preventing R/S. Over the past decade, a significant shift has occurred toward preventing the use of R/S within programs serving children and adolescents. National efforts have included the work of the Building Bridges Initiative, as well as growing interest and support for the implementation of trauma-informed environments of care. [Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, xx(x), xx-xx.].
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    ABSTRACT: In one segment of a multifactor study conducted in 2011 at five psychiatric sites in three counties of Long Island, New York, 110 nurses were interviewed about their experiences with physical assault by psychiatric patients. Marked differences were identified between the male and female nurse participants who were assaulted. Women expressed feelings of inadequacy and questioned their competence. They felt blamed by administration and sometimes even colleagues. In addition, many did not report the incident for fear of reprisal. Women believed that violence was to be expected, and they considered it part of the job. On the other hand, men did not question their competency. They blamed external factors, such as poor staffing or unsafe design of the unit, or they stated that the patient was inadequately medicated and impossible to control. The male nurses did not feel blamed for the incident. All but one male nurse formally reported the incidents. They believed that violence in psychiatry is to be expected but should not be considered part of the job. These findings may be explained by Weiner's Attribution Theory. [Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, xx(x), xx-xx.].
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    ABSTRACT: Experiential teaching strategies have the potential to more effectively help students with critical thinking than traditional lecture formats. Gaming is an experiential teaching-learning strategy that reinforces teamwork, interaction, and enjoyment and introduces the element of play. Two Bachelor of Science in Nursing students and a clinical instructor created a Jeopardy(®)-style game to enhance understanding of psychopharmacology, foster student engagement in the learning process, and promote student enjoyment during clinical postconference. The current article evaluates the utility, relevance, and effectiveness of gaming using a Jeopardy-style format for the psychiatric clinical setting. Students identified the strengths of this learning activity as increased awareness of knowledge deficits, as well as the reinforcement of existing knowledge and the value of teamwork. [Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, xx(x), xx-xx.].
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    ABSTRACT: The future of psychiatric-mental health nursing depends on the preparation of nurses who will meet the mental health care needs of society. The current article discusses the development of the "Mental Health Ward," a simulated mental health experience that was offered for the first time to undergraduate baccalaureate nursing students at a Midwestern university in the United States. The Mental Health Ward is an innovative simulated hospital environment that includes the use of standardized patients and role play scenarios, resulting in a full mission simulation whereby students learn various psychiatric diagnoses and practice various pertinent skills, including nursing assessments, admission and discharge processes, medication administration, and therapeutic communication. Lessons learned by faculty and students in formulating the Mental Health Ward are presented. [ Journal of Psychosocial and Mental Health Nursing, xx(x), xx-xx.].
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