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What's in a word

Author:
BOWERS Len
Journal article citation:
Mental Health Care, 1(12), August 1998, p.418.
Publisher:
Pavilion

The author, professor of psychiatric nursing at City University London, attempts to produce a definition of 'mental illness'.

Journal article

Mental illness and human rights in Latvia

Author:
LEIMAINE Ieva
Journal article citation:
Breakthrough, 2(1), 1998, pp.27-33.

Discusses mental health care in Latvia, including human rights, the absence of legislation, and the need for rehabilitation and support groups for the mentally ill.

Journal article

Sealing a New Deal for mental health

Author:
GROVE Bob
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 26.11.98, 1998, p.13.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

The author argues that the New Deal cannot transform the working lives of mentally ill people in its present form.

Journal article

It's time to move over Darling

Authors:
HOGMAN Gary, CHAPMAN Martin
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 12.11.98, 1998, p.13.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

The authors argue that benefit shake-up is very bad news for mentally ill people.

Journal article

Behind closed doors

Author:
MUNRO Robert
Journal article citation:
Nursing Times, 11.11.98, 1998, p.17.
Publisher:
Nursing Times

Looks at the bleak picture of acute inpatient psychiatric care painted in the report, 'Acute Problems', out this week.

Journal article

The Lancashire quality of life profile: first experiences in the Netherlands

Authors:
van NIEUWENHUIZEN Chijs, et al
Journal article citation:
Community Mental Health Journal, 34(5), October 1998, pp.513-524.
Publisher:
Springer

In the Netherlands, as in many other European countries, there is a strong desire for a reliable, valid and feasible instrument to assess the quality of life of people with long-term mental illness. After careful evaluation, it was decided to translate and adapt the Lancashire Quality of Life Profile (LQOP) developed by Oliver and associates. This article presents the preliminary results of a pilot study using the LQOLP. Results indicate that the psychometric properties of the translated LQOLP are encouraging and that the instrument can be used for people with mental illness who live in the Netherlands.

Journal article

Volunteers and mental health befriending

Author:
PARISH Alex
Journal article citation:
Volunteering, 42, October 1998, pp.10-11.
Publisher:
Volunteering England

The author talks about her experiences working with the National Centre for Volunteering on the final year evaluation of a volunteer befriending pilot project for people with mental health problems.

Journal article

Old before their time

Author:
ROARTY Evlynne
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 29.10.98, 1998, p.8.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

When dementia strikes the young, its devastating effects are often more acutely felt than when it afflicts elderly people. The author examines the added burden.

Journal article

Benefits in hospital

Author:
GREEN Janet
Journal article citation:
Mental Health Care, 1(12), August 1998, p.417.
Publisher:
Pavilion

Provides a case example of what happens to benefit entitlements when someone is admitted to hospital with mental health problems.

Journal article

Anorexia nervosa in old age

Authors:
WILLS A., OLIVIERI S.
Journal article citation:
Aging and Mental Health, 2(3), August 1998, pp.239-245.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis

Describes six cases of anorexia nervosa presented to an old age psychiatry service over a ten-year period. They illustrate how the effects of ageing modify the clinical picture but do not alter the fundamental problem of self-inflicted low body weight. Concludes that a reduction in ageism and increased reporting of the condition in old age may well help in understanding the condition as a whole.

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