Mental Health Nursing

An Evidence Based Approach

Edited by

  • Rob Newell, BSc, PhD, ENB650, RGN, RMN, RNT, Professor of Nursing Research, School of Health Studies, University of Bradford, Bradford, UK
  • Kevin Gournay, CBE, DSc(Hons), PhD, CPsychol, ENB650, RN, FRCPsych(Hon), FMedSci, FRCN, AFBPsS, Emeritus Professor, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College, London, UK

This new edition of Mental Health Nursing: an evidence-based approach has been fully updated to include the latest research-based guidance. A wide variety of client problems is covered with , so that students are assured that what they learn is underpinned by a sound evidence base for treatment, and qualified mental health nurses can be confident that their practice is informed by the most up-to-date research. Skills acquisition is emphasised and experiential exercises encourage connections between theory and practice.
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Book information

  • Published: October 2008
  • Imprint: CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-4079-5


Table of Contents

Introduction. Section 1: Orienting material: the background to care. The mental health service user. History of mental health nursing and psychiatry. Race, culture and ethnicity in mental health care. Section 2. Mental healthcare: approaches to client problems. Schizophrenia; nature, treatment and care. Mood disorders: depression and mania. Psychosocial interventions. Medication management. 'Dual diagnosis': an integrated approach to care for people with co-occurring mental health and substance use problems. Inpatient nursing. Panic, phobias and obsessive compulsive disorder. Eating disorders. Post-traumatic disorders. Assessment and management of risk: violence, suicide and self-harm. Mental health in primary care. Child and adolescent difficulties. Mental health and older people. Physical health and severe mental illness. Computerised self-help and information technology. Alternatives to traditional mental health treatments. Forensic nursing.