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Undergraduate mental health nursing students’ reflections in gaining understanding and skills in the critical appraisal of research papers – An exploration of barriers and enablers (2021)
Journal Article
Howard, V. (2021). Undergraduate mental health nursing students’ reflections in gaining understanding and skills in the critical appraisal of research papers – An exploration of barriers and enablers. Nurse education in practice, 55, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2021.103143

Aim: To explore a cohort of mental health nurses’ views and experiences in developing and applying critical appraisal of research skills to identify helping and hindering factors. Background: In accordance with evidence-based practice principles, the... Read More about Undergraduate mental health nursing students’ reflections in gaining understanding and skills in the critical appraisal of research papers – An exploration of barriers and enablers.

Conducting a mixed methods study to explore staff perceptions in providing care to individuals with co-occurring mental health problems and illicit substance use (2020)
Book Chapter
Howard, V. (2020). Conducting a mixed methods study to explore staff perceptions in providing care to individuals with co-occurring mental health problems and illicit substance use. In SAGE Research Methods: Cases. Part 2. SAGE Publications. https://doi.org/10.4135/9781529709650

This case study examines key issues in designing, developing, and conducting a research study to explore the perceptions of inpatient staff to individuals with co-occurring mental health problems and illicit substance use. The use of mixed methods re... Read More about Conducting a mixed methods study to explore staff perceptions in providing care to individuals with co-occurring mental health problems and illicit substance use.

Factors influencing adequate and effective clinical supervision for inpatient mental health nurses' personal and professional development: An integrative review (2020)
Journal Article
Howard, V., & Eddy‐Imishue, G. K. (in press). Factors influencing adequate and effective clinical supervision for inpatient mental health nurses' personal and professional development: An integrative review. Journal of psychiatric and mental health nursing, https://doi.org/10.1111/jpm.12604

What is known on the subject: CS was developed to give healthcare professionals a space to reflect, problem solve and recognise their own practice. It is different from managerial supervision as it is for the benefit of the individual staff member's... Read More about Factors influencing adequate and effective clinical supervision for inpatient mental health nurses' personal and professional development: An integrative review.

Recognising narcissistic abuse and the implications for mental health nursing practice (2019)
Journal Article
Howard, V. (2019). Recognising narcissistic abuse and the implications for mental health nursing practice. Issues in mental health nursing, 40(8), 644-654. https://doi.org/10.1080/01612840.2019.1590485

Emotional and psychological abuse are components of what are now more commonly accepted as aspects of domestic violence in addition to physical assault. Narcissistic abuse formulations of domestic violence are lesser known concepts and not recognised... Read More about Recognising narcissistic abuse and the implications for mental health nursing practice.

Inpatient staff perceptions in providing care to individuals with co-occurring mental health problems and illicit substance use (2010)
Journal Article
Howard, V., & Holmshaw, J. (2010). Inpatient staff perceptions in providing care to individuals with co-occurring mental health problems and illicit substance use. Journal of psychiatric and mental health nursing, 17(10), 862-872. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2850.2010.01620.x

The extent of illicit substance use within inpatient mental health settings is becoming a major cause of concern. This poses growing challenges not only for the management of inpatient units, but also for providing continuity of care. Service users w... Read More about Inpatient staff perceptions in providing care to individuals with co-occurring mental health problems and illicit substance use.

One of the gang (2002)
Journal Article
Howard, V. (2002). One of the gang. Mental health practice, 6(3), 6-11