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.
Preparing for psychiatric and mental health nursing
The Effective Nurse
Debra Jackson and Louise O’Brien
The Context of Practice
Vicki Stanton and Barbara Tooth
The Australian and New Zealand politico-legal context
Eimear Muir-Cochrane, Anthony O’Brien and Timothy Wand
Professional and ethical issues
Anthony O’Brien, Phillip Maude and Eimear Muir-Cochrane
Mental health and wellness
Mental Health in Australia and New Zealand
Pat Bradley and Ruth De Souza
Indigenous Mental Health
Deanne Hellsten and Hineroa Hakiaha
Theories on Mental Health and Illness
Mental Health Across the Lifespan
Crisis and Loss
Assessment and Diagnosis
Understanding mental illness
Charles Harmon, Philip Petrie and Chris Taua
Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence
Mike Groome, Kristin Henderson
Disorders of Old Age
Murray Bardwell and Richard Taylor
Michelle Cleary, Jan Horsfall
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- 25th May 2012
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Lecturer and Convenor of the Postgraduate Mental Health Program, School of Nursing, Griffith University, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Director of Nursing, Nursing and Midwifery Office, Queensland Health, QLD, Australia