Using a skills based approach, this unique text gives a comprehensive overview of the role of the Mental Health nurse. Addressing themany demands on the Mental Health nurse, the authors recognise the increasing need to work as part of a multidisciplinary team.
Suitable for students on system based and integrated courses. This illustrated title includes hints, tips and comprehension check boxes, and a practice exam at the end. Enabling students to assess their level of understanding, it is useful for medical students under faculty supervision, and focuses on what medical students need to know.
Draws on the policy and theory underpinning mental health nursing but focusses on the practical aspects, providing an easily understandable guide to what to do and how to do it. This title also provides a practical framework that can be applied in any setting.
The written confirmation that Louis Blank was suffering from Alzheimer's disease was supplied in 1993. In 1995, Louis may have cured himself. This is an account of Alzheimer's disease as it is experienced from within. together with those experiences of his wife and daughter.
Psychopath. No sooner is the word out than images of murderers, rapists, suicide bombers and gangsters flash across our minds. But unlike their box-office counterparts, not all psychopaths are violent, or even criminal. This book shows that there is a fine line separating a brilliant surgeon and a serial killer.
Multidisciplinary Working in Forensic Mental Health Care provides a practical guide to the establishment of effective multidisciplinary working methods in the care of mentally disordered offenders and others.
Provides a discussion of the issues that are part of the government's modernisation agenda that puts service users at the heart of its reforms and encourages user involvement and real partnership in care. This book shows how the key players, nurses, contribute to meeting their needs and the barriers to effective partnerships and user involvement.
Addresses the area of the role of research in the modernisation of mental health services. This book explores theoretical, methodological and practical issues relating to developing evidence to underpin the evolving modernisation agenda. It covers critical reviews of models of practice and their relationships to research.
A practical guide to implementing mental health promotion programmes with different population groups across a range of settings. It shows how information from research can be used to inform programme development and best practice. It provides examples of successful international programmes illustrating the process of implementation.
Provides information for psychiatrists in acute clinical situations. This book offers information on how to assess the patient, how to effectively manage psychiatric emergencies as well as the accurate diagnosis and management of common psychiatric conditions.
Mental Health and Well Being in Later Life is key reading for those working or intending to work in public health, health promotion and health and social care professions, especially those who work with older people.
Provides those who suffer from schizophrenia and schizophrenic disorders, and their friends/family with vital facts, advice and support to empower them to make informed choices, to understand the illness and to regain control of their life
Candidates for the MRCPsych examinations have often found the Basic Sciences component one of the hardest to pass. This book provides information that enables trainees to tackle difficult subjects, such as psychological assessment, psychopharmacology and neuroimaging. It contains text broken down into memorable parts, highlighting key points.
Addresses the nursing management of a patient's psychosocial response to both chronic and acute physical illness, traumatic injury, loss and grief. This book includes chapters that address: stress and its effects on the body; the two common outcomes of ineffective coping, anxiety and depression; and, the challenges of multicultural nursing.
Presents guidance on psychiatric patient care. From delirium and depression to Alzheimer's disease and anxiety disorders, this title helps you to understand and effectively address the needs of psychiatric patients in the clinical setting.
Suitable for new and experienced social workers, junior doctors and those considering training as an AMHP, this title provides key advice for busy practitioners on day-to-day aspects of using and applying the Mental Health Act. It includes practical advice on how to set up an assessment, and how to make and implement informed decisions quickly.
This work is a personal testimony from Kay Redfield Jamison: the revelation of her struggle with manic depression since adolescence, and how it has shaped her life. The book follows her through college, a love affair, her battle with the illness, bouts of madness, violence and attempted suicide.
An overview of the effects of stress on performance, daily efficiency and health in academic environments (both staff and students). It explores the origins and nature of academic stress, personal vulnerabilities and coping mechanisms, and proposes ways in which individuals can be helped.
Offers an introduction to 'philosophy of psychiatry', a framework for study and skill development, and an overview of research. This book focuses on case studies in 5 key topic areas, supported by selected readings from philosophy and mental health, thinking skills exercises, self-test questions, learning points and guides to further reading.
The policy of closing mental hospitals and relocating mental patients in the community has generated great controversy. This book reports on the complexities and ironies involved here, directly from the front line. It explores how a group of people with a history of schizophrenic illness feel about themselves and their circumstances.
Explores the experience of becoming and being a counsellor, and engaging in the therapeutic process. This book encourages readers to think subjectively, to question theories that come solely from outside, and to stay with and use their internal world as the main focus of counselling work.
How did the human brain evolve? Why did it evolve as it did? What is man's place in evolution? This title traces the intellectual journey of four men who met at Cambridge in the 1890s and whose lives interlinked for the next three decades - William Rivers, Grafton Elliot Smith, Charles Myers and William McDougall.
This third edition includes valuable new material together with the Instrument itself and the photocopiable activity checklists and plans that help to match users' abilities with activities. The author includes guidance for carrying out these activities with individuals of different ability levels as revealed by the PAL Instrument Checklist.
As scientific knowledge grows about the role of the brain in mental disorder, no clinician can afford to be uninformed about neurobiology. This primer provides the basic grounding in neuroscience that all contemporary mental health professionals need. It guides through the fundamentals of neuroanatomy, neurochemistry, and psychiatric genetics.
Details advances in treating specific disorders and offers answers to parents' frequently asked questions. This book covers how medications work; their impact on kids' emotions, personality, school performance, and health; and, the risks and benefits of widely used antidepressants.
Promotes a more humane and effective response to treating severely distressed people that will prove essential reading for psychiatrists and clinical psychologists and of great interest to all those who work in the mental health service.
Scottish broadcaster and author Sally Magnusson cared with her two sisters for their mother Mamie during many years of living with dementia. Sad and funny, wise and honest, this deeply intimate account of insidious losses and unexpected joys is also a call to arms that challenges us all to think differently.
Aimed at busy social work practitioners who are looking to enhance their skills and extend their knowledge, this book brings together the elements of the legislation, Code of Practice, Memorandum, Government Circulars and relevant case law and policy.
The third edition of Mental Health Policy and Practice remains a clear and comprehensive overview of UK mental health policy. It includes ideas from a wide spectrum of mental health services, examples of successful evidence-based practice and analyses the impact, and likely impact, of the latest shifts in policy and changes to legislation.
Get an accurate diagnosis and get on with enjoying and living your life! Bipolar Disorder affects many more people than just the millions who suffer from the disease. Like depression and other serious illnesses, bipolar disorder also affects spouses, partners, family members, friends, and coworkers.
In the summer of 1953, maverick neurosurgeon William Beecher Scoville performed a operation on a twenty-seven-year-old epileptic patient named Henry Molaison. The operation failed to eliminate Molaison's intractable seizures, but it did have an unintended effect: Henry was left profoundly amnesic, unable to create long term memories.
This session-by-session treatment manual demonstrates how clinicians can teach patients four essential psychosocial skills: mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotional regulation, and distress tolerance.