Here you will find research, educational, and evidence-based practice materials carried out by nurses with extensive knowledge in the clinical setting and intended to address issues of interest in Behavioral Health. This collection will disseminate materials of specific importance to practicing nurses who treat the mental health and well-being of patients.

Topics that can be found within this collection may include, but are not limited to:

Adult Behavioral Health Programs; Best Practices; Care Coordination Standards & Policies; Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health Programs; Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Programs; Developments, Advancements, or Updates on Nursing Care, Treatments or Procedures; Evidenced-based Practice; Multidisciplinary Collaboration in Managing Patient Care; Nursing Shortage (How it affects Mental Health Care); Nursing Roles in Behavioral Health; Medication Monitoring; Medical Error Reduction; Patient Advocacy; Patient/Family Support & Education; Patient Monitoring (Advances in or Changes to); Patient Outcomes; Psychiatric ICU; Short Term Recovery; Standards of Care

Prior to an item’s inclusion in this collection it has been through a peer-review process conducted by experienced nursing researchers. The collection contains full-text submissions, some of which may be embargoed for a period of time to allow the author to pursue traditional publishing options.


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Items may have collaborating or joint authors. At least one of the authors must be a nurse and must be the submitter of the item.

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Recent Submissions

  • Decreasing primary care providers’ stigma of mental illness 

    Hoogasian, Nicole (5/8/2018)
    A recent study has indicated that primary care providers hold comparable and possibly more negative attitudes towards persons with mental illness than the general public (Mittal et al., 2016b). Because of their regular ...
  • Mental Health Disparities in the LGBT Community: The Role of Stigma 

    Anderson, Shani (3/26/2018)
    It is widely known that people who identify themselves as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender (LGBT) face systematic oppression and devaluation due to social stigmas.  The purpose of this integrative review was to explore ...

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