Mental Health Nursing

1st Edition

A Manual for Practice

Authors:

Key Features

  • Broad, yet in-depth, examination of the essential features of contemporary mental health nursing practice
  • A manual for practice - a skills-based approach provides clear guidance to novices on how to complete essential mental health nursing roles
  • ‘Critical Thinking Challenges’ based on Case Histories provide a realistic context
  • ‘Nurse’s Stories’ explore the reality of mental health nursing care
  • On-line resources guide the reader to reflect upon the essential content and ideas contained within each chapter

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

Details

No. of pages:
496
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
Electronic ISBN:
9780702046643
Print ISBN:
9780702044939

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