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.
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.
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.
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.
Provides an introduction to schizophrenia and a review of the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) treatments being used in treating both schizophrenia and other mental diseases. Rather than focusing on how to carry out acupuncture and TCM, this book examines the best way to apply treatments.
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.
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.
In The Heartland, Nathan Filer, a former mental health nurse, invites us to spend time in the company of some extraordinary people whose lives have been affected by this most strange of human conditions, and to discover their complex, surprising, painful, funny and ultimately relatable stories.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This books is packed full of `need-to-know' information that will help students understand what is meant by mental health and wellbeing, and become aware of the common mental health problems as well as the typical interventions and treatment options available.
`I have a small line of red dots on the back of my left hand, where the needle goes in. The fractured, intensely personal narrative of Paper Cuts follows a single day in his life as he navigates a course through the effects of mania, medication and memories.
"Roberts addresses the subjects that are troubling professionals across the globe, providing a sound theoretical base on which a professional viewpoint can be formed. Complex concepts are presented in a simple way, enabling readers at all stages to grasp difficult and often radical ideas quickly and easily." - Tony Barlow, Birmingham City University
This text proposes new theoretical and practical solutions for tackling the widespread social exclusion faced by people diagnosed mentally ill. Based on research in the US and UK, and with reference to elsewhere, it analyzes evidence of discrimination and the effectiveness of different remedies.
As health and social care organisations respond to the health modernisation agenda, the use of integrated care pathways in mental health is fast growing. This work combines discussion of relevant and developing theory, with accounts of real time developments in practice. It is useful for those who are challenged with developing mental health care.
Helps you to identify the skills and resources that students already have and shows how these can be developed into the essential skills needed for nursing in the mental health practice environment. This book draws on the policy and theory underpinning mental health nursing, focusing on the practical aspects.
Edited by the mental health policy advisor to the Royal College of Nursing this textbook includes a range of experts in their field who introduce the essential elements of policy and legislation to new students and experienced practitioners.