Placement Learning in Mental Health Nursing

1st Edition

A guide for students in practice

Editors:

Description

Worried about your Mental Health placement? Will you fit in? Will you have the right skills? What do you need to learn for practice assessments?

This book will help you with all these concerns. It will tell you what to expect from the placement, what you can learn, how to link theory and practice, and how to make the most of your learning opportunities.

Placement Learning in Mental Health Nursing covers the following areas:

  • A logical, step-by-step approach to preparing for a mental health placement
  • Helps make the most of learning opportunities
  • Explains how to develop mental health competencies
  • Narratives from other students describe what the placement will really be like
  • Honest discussion of the challenges of a mental health placement to help avoid problems
  • Advice on possible approaches to situations that may arise
  • Keeps the aim of recovery as a central philosophy in line with contemporary thinking in mental health services.

Key Features

  • Takes a logical, step-by-step approach to preparing for learning on a mental health placement
  • Introduces the principles of care, support and treatment of an individual with mental health problems, linking university-learned theory to practice
  • Uses narratives from other students to describe what the placement will really be like
  • Highlights potential learning opportunities and experiences available on a mental health placement
  • Explains how to develop your clinical portfolio by completing specific exercises and activities
  • Maps all activities and exercises to the NMC competencies
  • Discusses the possible challenges that may arise during a mental health placement and advises on approaches to a range of situations
  • Keeps the aim of recovery as a central philosophy in line with contemporary thinking in mental health care.

Series features:

  • A unique guide to getting the most from clinical placements
  • How to prepare for your placement
  • What you can expect to learn during a placement
  • Clear links to, and examples of, achieving NMC competencies
  • Guidance on what to use as evidence for your portfolio
  • Case studies that link theory with practice
  • How to consolidate your experience and learn from the placement
  • Tips, activities, further reading suggestions and useful websites.

Table of Contents

Section 1 Preparation for practice placement experience

1 Mental health services and nursing: development and practice

2 Introduction to the nature and impact of mental health problems

3 Principles of contemporary mental health practice

4 Mental health practice learning

5 The practicalities of mental health placements

Section 2 Practice-based learning and placement learning opportunities

6 Broad skills for mental health nursing

7 Forming, maintaining and ending therapeutic relationships

8 Collaborative approach to nursing: assessment and care planning

9 Working with people to make choices about their treatment

10 Working with people who hear voices or express unusual beliefs

11 Working with people who are anxious or low in mood

12 Assessing and managing risk

13 Handling difficult situations

14 Demonstrating leadership in a mental health setting

Section 3 Reflecting on practice learning

15 The service user experience

16 Turning challenges into opportunities in mental health placements

Appendix 1: Common acronyms used in mental health settings

Appendix 2: jargon buster

Details

No. of pages:
264
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Bailièrre Tindall
eBook ISBN:
9780702051692
Print ISBN:
9780702043031

About the editors

Gemma Stacey

Affiliations and Expertise

Lecturer in Mental Health and Social Care, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Physiotherapy, University of Nottingham, Derby Education Centre, London Road Community Hospital, Derby, UK

Anne Felton

Affiliations and Expertise

Lecturer in Mental Health and Social Care, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Physiotherapy, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK

Paul Bonham

Affiliations and Expertise

Lecturer in Mental Health and Social Care, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Physiotherapy, University of Nottingham, Derby Education Centre, London Road Community Hospital, Derby, UK