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.
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
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.
*The Sunday Times Bestseller*
Worldwide, depression will be the single biggest cause of disability in the next 20 years. But treatment for it has not changed much in the last three decades. In the world of psychiatry, time has apparently stood still... until now.
Offers a student friendly review of recent research in the application of cognitive methods, theories and models to real-world scenarios, by looking at how people use basic cognitive skills in everyday environments.
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.
Examines the relationship between mental health professionals and people using services during the recovery process. This book helps to view the distress experienced by people with mental health problems, from a person-centred perspective with the road to recovery being seen as the result of collaboration between professionals and service users.
A collection of writings by people who have experienced mental distress. The work includes: accounts of psychiatric treatment, psychotherapy and other treatments; stories of life in mental institutions and moves into the community; self-help methods; and work to improve mental health services.
Suitable for the students of mental health nursing and qualified mental health nurses, this title covers a wide variety of client problems. It emphasises skills acquisition and features experiential exercises that encourage connections between theory and practice.
'Stuart does not like the manuscript. He's after a bestseller, "like what Tom Clancy writes". "But you are not an assassin trying to frazzle the president with anthrax bombs," I point out. You are an ex-homeless, ex-junkie psychopath, I do not add.'
This engaging new textbook provides a student focused introduction to the main issues and themes in mental health nursing. The book requires no previous knowledge and the content has been carefully chosen to reflect the most significant aspects of this important and rewarding area of nursing.
This guide brings together authoritative contributions from leading mental health researchers, educators and practitioners to provide a comprehensive text for community mental health nurses in training and practice.
Mental Health Nursing Skills is a highly evidence-based, practical textbook designed so students can develop and apply the skills required for practice. Written in response to the Chief Nursing Officer's review of mental health nursing, this text translates theory into clear practical skills supported by useful examples, tips and online resources.
Reflections on Community Psychiatric Nursing looks at the changing trends in psychiatric nursing over the last decade. This book offers students a lively and easy-to-read introduction to the key debates in psychiatric nursing.
Provides an overview of the neurobiological factors which may contribute to, and arise from, the development of mental health problems, and seeks to clearly identify issues relevant to mental health nursing practice.
Intends to answer the following questions: What is mental health? What are mental health problems? What causes them? How do mental health problems affect the lives of people with learning disabilities and those around them? How can mental health problems be identified in people with learning disabilities? How can carers and services respond?
Presents a range of issues that psychiatric/mental health nurses face such as practice, policy, research and education. This book provides several arguments possible in order to inform, educate, and stimulate psychiatric/mental health nurses. It focusses on making the nurses aware of the uncertain nature of nursing practice and knowledge.
Examines some of the ideology and professional issues surrounding the theory and practice of mental health nursing. Drawing on a range of orthodox and unorthodox professional literature from several disciplines, this book presents an analysis of five areas - race/ethnicity, education, ethics, research, and violence.
Mental Health Promotion is the first textbook to provide an accessible guide to applied mental health promotion across all age groups, and demonstrates how both principles and theory can be used to underpin mental health promotion.
This text is a guide to good practice within adult mental health care, providing a comprehensive introduction to mental health and illness. It is designed to aid mental health professionals and workers, and any individuals coming in to contact with mental illness, in recognising a mental health need or problem and offering appropriate support.
The first mainstream text to reconsider the traditional emphasis for what is commonly known as 'abnormal psychology'. Providing a comprehensive account of mental distress, this text challenges your preconceptions about what you think you know about mental health. Includes a foreword by award winning Richard Bentall and a chapter from service users.
Explores the full mental health nursing care continuum within a flexible, person-centred framework. This title emphasises skilled engagement, collaborative assessment and care-planning, effective therapeutic communication and compassionate, evidence-based interventions.