Mental Health Liaison

A Handbook for Health Care Professionals


  • Stephen Regel, MAPGDip, PGCE, Cert, Behav, Psych, RMN, Senior Behavioural Psychotherapist and Director, Centre for Trauma Studies & Traumatic Stress Service, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, UK
  • Dave Roberts, MSc, RMN, RGN, Senior Lecturer in Cancer Care, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK

Liaison mental health nursing is emerging as a significant role encompassing core skills which can be developed within a range of different settings with different client groups. This is the first book which attempts to clarify the role itself and the core skills which it requires, as well as exploring how it has developed within different acute and general settings.
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Book information

  • Published: January 2002
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-2525-9

Table of Contents

Preface. Section 1: The Basis for Practice. Introduction - realising the promise of liaison mental health care. Working models for practice. Liaison mental health nursing: an overview of its development and current practice. Liaison mental health nursing in community and primary care settings. Section 2: Generic approaches to assessment and intervention. Deliberate self-harm. Mental health liaison in cancer care. Liaison mental health nursing with HIV and AIDS. Section 3: Cognitive Behavioural approaches. Cardiac rehabilitation. Chronic fatigue syndrome. Psychological approaches to body image disturbance. Post-traumatic stress disorder. Staff support and clinical supervision in critical care.