Mental Health Nursing

A Manual for Practice

By

  • Ruth Elder, RN, BA(Hons), PhD, Lecturer, School of Nursing, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
  • Katie Evans, RPN, BA, MLitSt, PhD, FANZCMHN, Lecturer and Convenor of the Postgraduate Mental Health Program, School of Nursing, Griffith University, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
  • Debra Nizette, RN, Credentialed MHN, DipAppSc(Nursing Ed), BAppSc(Nursing), MNurStudies, FRCNA, FACMHN , Mental Health Nursing Advisor, Office of the Chief Nursing Officer; Queensland Health
  • Steve Trenoweth, BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD, PGDipEA, RMN, MBPsS, FHEA, PhD, MSc, PGDipEA, BSc (Hons), RMN, FHEA, MBPsS Senior Lecturer (Mental Health) College of Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare

This exciting new book offers a contemporary manual for the mental health nurse within a mental health care system that is increasingly focused on recovery. Mental Health Nursing incorporates recent policy changes that place a greater emphasis on person-centred and social caring, whilst retaining a strong evidence base. The holistic, skills-based approach helps the student and the beginning practitioner to understand the complex causation of mental illness, its diagnosis, effective interventions and treatments, and the client’s experience of mental illness.
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Book information

  • Published: October 2013
  • Imprint: CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-4493-9


Table of Contents

PART 1: PREPARING FOR PSYCHIATRIC MENTAL HEALTH NURSING
1: The Effective Nurse
2: The Context of Practice
3: Historical Foundations
4: The UK and Euiropean Politico-legal Context
5: Professional and Ethical Issues
PART 2: MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS
6: Mental Health in the UK and Europe
7: Physical Health and Assessment
8: Theories on Mental Health and Illness
9: Mental Health Across the Lifespan
10: Crisis and Loss
11: Assessment and Diagnosis
PART 3: UNDERSTANDING MENTAL ILLNESS
12: Intellectual Disabilities
13: Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence
14: Disorders of Old Age
15: Schizophrenic Disorders
16: Mood Disorders
17: Personality Disorders
18: Anxiety Disorders
19: Eating Disorders
20: Substance-related Disorders and Dual Diagnosis
21: Somatoform and Dissociative Disorders
PART 4: DEVELOPING SKILLS FOR MENTAL HEALTH NURSING
22: Settings for Mental Health Care
23: The Patient as Person
24: Therapeutic Interventions
25: Psychopharmacology