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Fundamentals of Mental Health Nursing

Edited by Victoria Clarke and Andrew Walsh

February 2009

ISBN: 9780199547746

312 pages
Paperback
246x189mm

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Price: £25.99

This is a case-based, service user centred textbook for mental health nursing students to use throughout their pre-registration studies. The essential theory required for nursing care is explored alongside real service users' views and fictional cases providing excellent transferable skills for practice.

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This is a case-based, service user centred textbook for mental health nursing students to use throughout their pre-registration studies. The essential theory required for nursing care is explored alongside real service users' views and fictional cases providing excellent transferable skills for practice.

  • Involvement of real service users helps to promote realistic and relevant learning
  • Clear relevance to practice - video cases, scenarios and care plans simulate real life practice and enable active learning
  • Rationale for nursing actions is clearly laid out in care plans so students can see exactly how Mental Health Nurses make clinical decisions
  • Covers all of the topics in the pre-registration curriculum and is relevant to all settings, acute and community
  • Written by a team of experienced lecturers and practitioners to truly meet students' learning needs across university and placements

About the Author(s)

Edited by Victoria Clarke, Birmingham City University, and Andrew Walsh, Birmingham City University

Table of Contents

    1: On Becoming a Student Mental Health Nurse, Victoria Clarke, Francis Byrne, Karen Cross, Andrew Walsh
    2: Fundamental Skills of Mental Health Nursing, Jim Chapman and Cheryl Chessum
    3: Mental Health Law, Andrew Walsh, Simon Steeves Victoria Clarke
    4: Care of a Person with Complex Needs, Victoria Clarke and Andrew Walsh
    5: Care of an Adult in Crisis, Simon Steeves and Chris Smith
    6: Nursing in a Rehabilitation and Recovery Context, Marjorie Lloyd
    7: Care of Older People with Mental Health Problems, Catharine Jenkins, Glyn Coventry, Linda Playford
    8: Mental Health Nursing in the Community, Andrew Walsh and Victoria Taylor
    9: Additional Skills for Complex Cases, Nicola Clarke, Victoria Clarke, Sandy Fitzgibbon, Marion Johnson, Pam Virdi
    10: On Becoming a Qualified Mental Health Nurse, Victoria Clarke, Linda Playford and Andrew Walsh

Reviews

"The knowledge base and skills necessary for mental health nurses undertaking pre-registration courses are clearly presented in this informative text. There are many texts recommended to mental health nurse students. If you can only afford one, go for this one." - Mental Health Practice, June 2009

"I can't find anything to compare to this book, no other text has everything in one place. I just found the chapters so friendly and captivating - they inform my knowledge further...I can't wait to recommend this to student nurses. " - Justin Watts, Student Nurse Mentor, employed within Plymouth Teaching Primary Care NHS Trust.

"I would recommend it as a main text for the mental health pre-reg branch programme. The text has been written in a consistent, user centred style with realistic scenarios which recognise the contemporary challenges of modern day mental health practice. " - Dr Steve Tee, Senior Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing, Southampton University School of Nursing and Midwifery

"This book is extremely user friendly and very useful for new comers to the profession or those attempting to teach it. I recommend this book for all mental health nursing students to beg, borrow or buy." - Amazon.co.uk reviewer

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