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The culture of care within psychiatric services: tackling inequalities and improving clinical and organisational capabilities.
INTRODUCTION: Cultural Consultation is a clinical process that emerged from anthropological critiques of mental healthcare. It includes attention to therapeutic communication, research observations and research methods ...
Tobacco smoking and its association with cognition in first episode psychosis patients.
Available evidence suggests that nicotine may enhance cognitive functioning. Moreover, it has been suggested that the high prevalence of smoking in people with schizophrenia is in part due to self-medication behaviour to ...
Predictors of length of stay in psychiatric inpatient units: Does their effect vary across countries?
BACKGROUND: Previous studies in individual countries have identified inconsistent predictors of length of stay (LoS) in psychiatric inpatient units. This may reflect methodological inconsistencies across studies or true ...
Preferences for befriending schemes: a survey of patients with severe mental illness.
BACKGROUND: Befriending has become a widely used method for tackling social isolation in individuals with severe mental illness (SMI), and evidence exists to support its effectiveness. However, patient preferences for ...