Journals Higher Education



Published: 29 January 2009

272 Pages | 12 line drawings, 4 photos


ISBN: 9780199534449

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Mental Health Nursing Skills

Edited by Patrick Callaghan, John Playle, and Linda Cooper

  • Theory and practice balanced: clear sections on evidence, step-by-step guidance and practical examples are provided for each skill, clearly showing the student what to do and why.
  • The author team combines academic and clinical expertise.
  • Clearly mapped against professional benchmarks and reviews of mental health nursing by the Chief Nursing Officer of England and the Scottish Executive: this book covers the skills that students really need for nursing practice.
  • Designed for students: assumes no prior knowledge about mental health skills, introduces and explains core concepts and practices, clearly showing students what to do.
  • Regular evidence update online: every 6 months new evidence, guidance and protocols will be reviewed and updated on our Online Resource Centre.
  • Contemporary approach: examines key concepts such as recovery, value-based practice, and partnership working. Relevant to current services, skills can be applied to every setting and service.
  • Active learning: students can develop their skills by exploring scenarios and undertaking quizzes on our Online Resource Centre.

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