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Nurse-facilitated health checks for persons with severe mental illness: A cluster-randomized controlled trial (2018)
Journal Article
White, J., Lucas, J., Swift, L., Barton, G. R., Johnson, H., Irvine, L., …Gray, R. J. (2018). Nurse-facilitated health checks for persons with severe mental illness: A cluster-randomized controlled trial. Psychiatric services : a journal of the American Psychiatric Association, 69(5), 601-604. https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.ps.201700258

Objective: This study tested the effectiveness of a nurse delivered health check with the Health Improvement Profile (HIP), which takes approximately 1.5 hours to complete and code, for persons with severe mental illness. Methods: A single-blind, clu... Read More

Chinese Health Improvement Profile for people with severe mental illness: A cluster-randomized, controlled trial (2017)
Journal Article
Bressington, D., Chien, W. T., Mui, J., Lam, K. K. C., Mahfoud, Z., White, J., & Gray, R. (2018). Chinese Health Improvement Profile for people with severe mental illness: A cluster-randomized, controlled trial. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 27(2), 841-855. https://doi.org/10.1111/inm.12373

© 2017 Australian College of Mental Health Nurses Inc. The aim of the present study was to establish the feasibility of conducting a full-scale trial and to estimate the preliminary effect of a Chinese Health Improvement Profile (CHIP) intervention o... Read More

Is adherence therapy an effective adjunct treatment for patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorders? A systematic review and meta-analysis (2016)
Journal Article
Gray, R., Bressington, D., Ivanecka, A., Hardy, S., Jones, M., Schulz, M., …Chien, W. (2016). Is adherence therapy an effective adjunct treatment for patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorders? A systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Psychiatry, 16(1), 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12888-016-0801-1

Background Poor adherence to medication in schizophrenia spectrum disorders leads to inadequate symptom control. Adherence therapy (AT) is an intervention that seeks to reduce patients’ psychiatric symptoms by enhancing treatment adherence. We aimed... Read More

Refocusing on physical health: community psychiatric nurses' perceptions of using enhanced health checks for people with severe mental illness (2016)
Journal Article
Bressington, D., Mui, J., Wells, H., Chien, W. T., Lam, C., White, J., & Gray, R. (2016). Refocusing on physical health: community psychiatric nurses' perceptions of using enhanced health checks for people with severe mental illness. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 25(3), 214-224. https://doi.org/10.1111/inm.12195

In the present qualitative, descriptive study, we explored Hong Kong community psychiatric nurses’ (CPN) perceptions of using comprehensive physical health checks for service users diagnosed with severe mental illness (SMI). Research interviews were... Read More

Recovery from psychosis : physical health, antipsychotic medication and the daily dilemmas for mental health nurses (2015)
Journal Article
Bressington, D., & White, J. (2015). Recovery from psychosis : physical health, antipsychotic medication and the daily dilemmas for mental health nurses. Journal of psychiatric and mental health nursing, 22(7), 549-557. https://doi.org/10.1111/jpm.12249

This paper considers some of the dilemmas experienced by Mental Health Nurses everyday when faced with the seemingly conflicting relationships that exist between recovery, antipsychotics and the physical health of people experiencing psychosis. We ex... Read More

Why are people with serious mental illness still not getting their physical health checked? (2013)
Journal Article
Hardy, S., & White, J. (2013). Why are people with serious mental illness still not getting their physical health checked?. Mental health nursing, 33(1), 14 - 18

This paper is a reflection on the present service provision for patients diagnosed with a serious mental illness. A possible way forward is suggested to make services more responsive and thus improve the detection and appropriate interventions for th... Read More

Implementing a Competence Framework for Administering Medication: Reporting the Experiences of Mental Health Nurses and Students in the UK (2012)
Journal Article
Hemingway, S., White, J., Baxter, H., Smith, G., Turner, J., & McCann, T. (2012). Implementing a Competence Framework for Administering Medication: Reporting the Experiences of Mental Health Nurses and Students in the UK. Issues in mental health nursing, 33(10), 657-664. https://doi.org/10.3109/01612840.2012.688255

Medicine administration is a high risk activity that most nurses undertake frequently. In this paper, the views of registered mental health nurses and final year student nurses are evaluated about the usefulness of the Medicines with Respect Assessme... Read More

The Medicine with Respect Project: a stakeholder focus group evaluation (2012)
Journal Article
Hemingway, S., White, J., Turner, J., Dewhirst, K., & Smith, G. (2012). The Medicine with Respect Project: a stakeholder focus group evaluation. Nurse education in practice, 12(6), 310-315. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2012.03.008

The administration of medicines is a role that fundamentally impacts on the wellbeing of the patient and has been described as one of the highest risk activities that a nurse undertakes. This article reports on the Medicine with Respect Project where... Read More

The serious mental illness health improvement profile [HIP]: study protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial (2011)
Journal Article
White, J., Gray, R. J., Swift, L., Barton, G. R., & Jones, M. (2011). The serious mental illness health improvement profile [HIP]: study protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial. Trials, 12(167), https://doi.org/10.1186/1745-6215-12-167

Background: The serious mental illness Health Improvement Profile [HIP] is a brief pragmatic tool, which enables mental health nurses to work together with patients to screen physical health and take evidence-based action when variables are identifie... Read More

Educating healthcare professionals to act on the physical health needs of people with serious mental illness: a systematic search for evidence (2011)
Journal Article
Hardy, S., White, J., Deane, K., & Gray, R. (2011). Educating healthcare professionals to act on the physical health needs of people with serious mental illness: a systematic search for evidence. Journal of psychiatric and mental health nursing, 18(8), 721-727. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2850.2011.01722.x

Healthcare professionals in primary and secondary care should monitor the physical health of people with serious mental illness, yet in practice this does not appear to be a routine intervention. Our objective is to develop evidence-based training fo... Read More

Mental health nursing (2011)
Book Chapter
Palmer, H., Barkley, I., Howe, M., Burton, N., Flanagan, T., Welbourn, T., & White, J. (2011). Mental health nursing. The nursing companion, 287 - 310. Palgrave Macmillan

Medicine with Respect (MWR) Phase 1: implementing a pathway toward competency in medicine administration for mental health nurses (2010)
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Hemingway, S., Magginis, R., Baxter, H., Smith, G., Turner, J., & White, J. (2010). Medicine with Respect (MWR) Phase 1: implementing a pathway toward competency in medicine administration for mental health nurses. Mental health nursing, 30(3), 12-16

This article reports the initial development and evaluation of stages 1 and 2 of the ‘stepped approach’ to ‘medicines management’ (MM) and concentrates on the collaboration between the University of Huddersfield and South West... Read More

Using the serious mental illness health improvement profile [HIP] to identify physical problems in a cohort of community patients: a pragmatic case series evaluation (2010)
Journal Article
Shuel, F., White, J., Jones, M., & Gray, R. (2010). Using the serious mental illness health improvement profile [HIP] to identify physical problems in a cohort of community patients: a pragmatic case series evaluation. International journal of nursing studies, 47(2), 136-145. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2009.06.003

Background and objectives: The physical health of people with serious mental illness is a cause of growing concern to clinicians. Life expectancy in this population may be reduced by up to 25 years and patients often live with considerable physical m... Read More

Enhancing medication adherence in people with schizophrenia: an international programme of research (2010)
Journal Article
Gray, R., White, J., Schulz, M., & Abderhalden, C. (2010). Enhancing medication adherence in people with schizophrenia: an international programme of research. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 19(1), 36-44. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1447-0349.2009.00649.x

This paper describes the development of an adherence therapy intervention in schizophrenia and synthesizes the results to date of a collaborative international programme of research. Sticking to treatment is essential to control symptoms and prevent... Read More

Engagement and working collaboratively with service users (2009)
Book Chapter
White, J., & Wix, S. (2009). Engagement and working collaboratively with service users. Medicines Management in Mental Health Care, 156-168. (1). Wiley-Blackwell. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781444316155.ch9

Explores the key principles of engagement and collaboration in the medicines management process. Includes core skills for developing engagement, flexibility and pragmatism, involving familiy and friends, collabroration, self-awaeness, informed choice... Read More

The development of the serious mental illness physical Health Improvement Profile (2009)
Journal Article
White, J., Gray, R., & Jones, M. (2009). The development of the serious mental illness physical Health Improvement Profile. Journal of psychiatric and mental health nursing, 16(5), 493-498. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2850.2009.01375.x

People with serious mental illness (SMI), such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, are more likely to suffer from a range of long-term physical conditions including diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Consequently they will die 10-15 years earlie... Read More

Partial agonists and schizophrenia: theoretical developments for the development of mental health nursing (2009)
Journal Article
Jones, M., White, J., & Gray, R. (2009). Partial agonists and schizophrenia: theoretical developments for the development of mental health nursing. Journal of psychiatric and mental health nursing, 16(5), 409-415. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2850.2009.01373.x

JONES M., WHITE J. & GRAY R. (2009) Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing 16, 409-415 Partial agonists and schizophrenia: theoretical developments for the development of mental health nursing People with schizophrenia have a significant... Read More

Administration of depot and long-acting antipsychotic injections (2008)
Journal Article
Crowley, J., White, J., Griffiths, M., Hardy, S., Vincent, M., & Voyce, A. (2008). Administration of depot and long-acting antipsychotic injections. Mental health practice, 12(2 (supplement)), 1-12

The article discusses the use of intramuscular (IM) depot and long-acting injectable antipsychotic medication in treating patients with mental illnesses in Great Britain. It explains the need for healthcare professionals and service users to cooperat... Read More