Offers an understanding of the theories that shape and define mental health policy and practice is essential for every mental health nurse. This book gives you the knowledge that you need to understand those complex and varying theories, concepts and approaches.
Based on extensive research, 'The Tidal Model' charts the development of this model of care, outlining its theoretical basis and including clinical examples to show the benefits of encouraging the client's greater involvement in their treatment.
As the momentum for personalisation and recovery approaches grows, service users are increasingly participating as partners in all aspects of health and social care delivery, policy-making and professional training. This book provides an overview of service user involvement in mental health, its origins and current practice and policy.
A guide to communication in mental health nursing. It emphasizes on demonstrating the use of different skills in various clinical settings. It is suitable for all nurses and healthcare professionals seeking to improve the skills required to communicate confidently and effectively with patients.
Every year thousands of children and young people attend emergency departments with problems resulting from self-harm. This title provides practical guidance for health professionals and other members of the children's workforce who are confronted by this complex and difficult area. It looks at what we mean by self-harm and its prevalence.
The author recognised Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as a serious clinical condition from the start of his career. Since then he has offered his care and counsel to hundreds of sufferers. This book gives an account of how he and his team help to rebuild lives, and piece together the fragments of troubled minds.
What separates the sane from the mad? How hard or easy is it to tell them apart? And what if the difference is really between being mad and going mad? This title is the study of madness, sanity, and everything in between.
Spanning an international evidence base, this book traces the development of contemporary theory, policy and practice within the field of mental health. Drawing on snapshots from across the lifespan, it assesses the impact of issues such as gender and sexuality, and explores the range of global perspectives on mental ill health.
This Reader presents a fresh look at mental health, following on from the hugely popular Mental Health Matters. It provides new and exciting user perspectives across the full range of mental health issues. This is a rich and diverse resource for all students and practitioners of mental health.
Written in a friendly and engaging style, this second edition provides an accessible yet robust introduction to the key psychological theories and concepts which underpin nursing and healthcare, and clearly demonstrates how they can be applied in clinical practice.
With over 100,000 copies sold, 'First Steps in Counselling' sets the standard for approachable, entry-level texts, mapping out the ground for those with little or no prior experience. The fourth edition brings this best-selling text up-to-date for today's introductory students.
Mental Health Today...and Tomorrow: Exploring current and future trends in mental health care is a forward-thinking, multi-author handbook that marks a turning point in UK mental health theory, policy and practice and explores a wide range of current and future trends in mental health care.
Learn what prominent theorists say about bonding, attachment, separation and stranger anxiety, and the best practices for infant care. This introductory guide makes it easy to learn about John Bowlby, Mary Ainsworth, Magda Gerber, John Kennell, Marshall Klaus, and T. Berry Brazelton.
Developed in partnership with Certitude - an influential charity providing support for people with mental health problems or learning disabilities - this book will answer all of the commonly asked questions and provide mental health students with clear explanations and guidance on recovery.
This challenging and sophisticated book offers a comprehensive overview of the concept of recovery from mental illness, while at the same time providing a critical analysis of it and consideration of its application in the mental health services. Provocative yet accessible, this is an important book for students and practitioners alike.
This new edition of the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5(R)), used by clinicians and researchers to diagnose and classify mental disorders, is an authoritative volume that improves diagnoses, treatment, and research.
An essential component of the volume is a guide to making emergency assessments, from risk classification and hospitalization to public safety and communication within and outside the campus community.
Written by a multidisciplinary team of passionate and experienced experts, this is an essential starting point to child and adolescent mental health striking an effective balance between introducing the relevant theory and showing how this can be applied in the real world.
Why is the Western world's treatment of mental illness so flawed? Who really benefits from psychiatry? And why would a patient in Nigeria have a much greater chance of recovery than one in the UK? This title reveals the truths behind the system of mental health care in the West.
The senses play a vital role in our health, social interactions, and in enjoying food, music and the arts. The book provides a unique interdisciplinary overview of the senses, ranging from the neuroscience of sensory processing in the body, to cultural influences on how the senses are used in society, to the role of the senses in the arts.
This text explores the far-reaching ethical implications of changes in the organization and practice of the social professions (social work, community and youth work), drawing on moral philosophy, professional ethics and new empirical research by the author.
Reveals techniques and features exercises that can help you cope with problems and learn how to make life a happier, more exhilarating experience. This book can help you: free yourself from fears, phobias and panic attacks; overcome self-defeating attitudes; discover the five secrets of intimate communication; and, put an end to marital conflict.