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Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing

An updated new edition of the leading undergraduate mental health nursing textbook written by a renowned Australian author team.

Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing has been the market-leading undergraduate mental health nursing textbook since it was first published in 2005.

Fully updated and packed with new research and content, this third edition cements the book’s place as an essential title for all nursing students, as well as those specialising in midwifery, community health and emergency nursing.

The book takes a holistic approach to assist nursing students understand the complex causation of mental illness. The content delves deeply into mental health diagnosis, the most effective interventions and treatment options for the mentally ill, and the consumer’s experience of mental illness.

Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 3e includes a new chapter on forensic mental health nursing and addresses the integration of mental health care into primary health care. 

This new edition places important emphasis on recovery, which provides students to confidently engage a recovery-oriented, empathic and holistic approach to their psychiatric and mental health nursing practice.

An increased focus on preventative mental health strategies and current and emerging interventions will also help students develop the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to interact effectively with clients and their families.

In addition to ethical and critical thinking challenges, pharmacology and evidence-based practice, this mental health nursing textbook offers students a personal perspective with nurses’ stories and case studies. It also works with a local viewpoint with chapters on mental health in Australia and New Zealand, the ANZ politico-legal context and indigenous mental health.

Audience
Undergraduate Nursing Students

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Published: May 2012

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-7295-8098-4

Contents

  • PART 1

    Preparing for psychiatric and mental health nursing

    1

    The  Effective Nurse

    Debra Jackson and Louise O’Brien

    2

    The Context of Practice

    Vicki Stanton and Barbara Tooth

    3

    Historical Foundations

    Katie Evans

    4

    The Australian and New Zealand politico-legal context

    Eimear Muir-Cochrane, Anthony O’Brien and Timothy Wand

    5

    Professional and ethical issues

    Anthony O’Brien, Phillip Maude and Eimear Muir-Cochrane

    PART 2

    Mental health and wellness

    6

    Mental Health in Australia and New Zealand

    Pat Bradley and Ruth De Souza

    7

    Indigenous Mental Health

    Deanne Hellsten and Hineroa Hakiaha

    8

    Theories on Mental Health and Illness

    Patricia Barkway

    9

    Mental Health Across the  Lifespan

    Debra Nizette

    10

    Crisis and Loss

    Paul Morrison

    11

    Assessment and Diagnosis

    Jan Barling

    PART 3

    Understanding mental illness

    12

    Intellectual Disabilities

    Charles Harmon, Philip Petrie and Chris Taua

    13

    Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence

    Mike Groome, Kristin Henderson

    14

    Disorders of Old Age

    Wendy Moyle

    15

    Schizophrenic Disorders

    Murray Bardwell and Richard Taylor

    16

    Mood Disorders

    Peter Athanasos

    17

    Personality Disorders

    Michelle Cleary, Jan Horsfall

    18

    Anxiety Disorders

    Katie Evans

    19

    Eating Disorders

    Gail Anderson

    20

    Substance-related Disorders and Dual Diagnosis

    Janette Curtis and Peter Athanasos

    21

    Somatoform and Dissociative Disorders

    Ruth Elder

    22

    Forensic Mental Health Nursing

    Brian McKenna and Trish Martin

    PART 4

    Developing skills for mental health nursing

    23

    Settings for Mental Health

    Ruth Elder, Julie Sharrock, Phillip Maude, Michael Olasoji

    24

    The Patient as Person

    Kim Usher, Kim Foster

    25

    Therapeutic Interventions

    Christine Palmer

    26

    Psychopharmacology

    Kim Usher and Kim Foster

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