Description

This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. This book will help to identify the skills and resources that students already have and show how these can be developed into the essential skills needed for nursing in the mental health practice environment. Essential Mental Health Nursing Skills 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. It also provides a practical framework that can be applied in any setting. Examples are given to show how skills can be applied across the diversity of modern mental health nursing. Essential Mental Health Nursing Skills is also designed to be taken into the practice environment so that it can easily be referred to it when learning a skill.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction

SECTION 1 ESSENTIAL SKILLS

2 Therapeutic relationships

3 Observation

4 Taking on different roles

5 Reflection

SECTION 2 THE PROCESS OF CARE

6 Communication

7 Assessment

8 Care delivery and interventions

9 Improving physical wellbeing

10 Managing care

APPENDIX: CLINICAL OBSERVATION SKILLS

Details

Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2007
Published:
Imprint:
Mosby Ltd.
eBook ISBN:
9780723435266
Print ISBN:
9780723433484

About the authors

Alistair Park

Affiliations and Expertise

Lecturer and Pre-Registration Programme Leader, Mental Health Nursing St. Bartholomew's School of Nursing, City University; London, UK