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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
But with each encounter, it becomes increasingly and disturbingly apparent that what we are reading is not really about the patients at all: it is about the author's own fevered descent into mental illness and mania as he confronts his traumatic past.
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.
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.
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.
'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.'
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.