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Mental Health Nursing Skills

Edited by Patrick Callaghan, John Playle, and Linda Cooper

January 2009

ISBN: 9780199534449

272 pages
Paperback
265x195mm

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Price: £27.49

Mental Health Nursing Skills is a highly evidence-based, practical textbook designed so students can develop and apply the skills required for practice. Written in response to the Chief Nursing Officer's review of mental health nursing, this text translates theory into clear practical skills supported by useful examples, tips and online resources.

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Mental Health Nursing Skills is a highly evidence-based, practical textbook designed so students can develop and apply the skills required for practice. Written in response to the Chief Nursing Officer's review of mental health nursing, this text translates theory into clear practical skills supported by useful examples, tips and online resources.

  • 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.

About the Author(s)

Edited by Patrick Callaghan, Professor of Mental Health Nursing, Nottingham University and Nottinghamshire NHS Healthcare Trust, John Playle, Professor of Mental Health Nursing, University of Manchester, and Linda Cooper, Director, Mental Health & Learning Disabilities Directorate, Cardiff School of Nursing & Midwifery Studies

Table of Contents

    Part I Putting values into practice
    1:Introduction to Mental Health Nursing: Past, Present and Future, Patrick Callaghan
    2:Service Users expectations and views of Mental Health Nurses, John Playle & Penny Bee
    3:Values Based Mental Health Nursing Practice, Linda Cooper
    4:Evidence-Based Mental Health Nursing Practice, Patrick Callaghan & Paul Crawford
    5:Caring: The Essence of Mental Health Nursing, Theo Stickley & Gemma Stacey
    Part II Improving outcomes for service users
    6:Interpersonal Communication - Heron's Six Category Intervention Analysis, Jean Morrisey
    7:Forming, Sustaining and Ending Therapeutic Interactions, Jeanette Hewitt, Michael Coffey & Greg Rooney
    8:Working in Partnership, Alan Simpson & Geoff Brennan
    9:Recovery and Social Inclusion, Julie Repper & Rachel Perkins
    10:The essence of Physical Health Care, Helen Waldock
    11:Fostering Guided Self Help, Judith Gellatly & Karina Lovell
    12:Behavioural Activation, Dave Richards
    13:Medication Management, Dan Bressington & Mark Wilbourn
    14:Legal, Professional and Ethical Issues, Richard Griffith
    15:Risk Assessment and Management, Sarah Eales
    16:Practising Safe and Effective Observation, Julia Jones & Sarah Eales
    17:The Recognition and Therapeutic Management of Self Harm and Suicidal Behaviour, Martin Anderson & Keith Waters
    18:The Prevention, Recognition and Therapeutic Management of Violence, Richard Whittington & David Riley
    19:Working with people with Substance Misuse Problems, Peter Phillips and Patrick Callaghan
    Part III A positive, modern profession
    20:Interagency and Interprofessional working, Ben Hannigan
    21:Personal and Professional Development, Sara Owen & Clare Fox
    22:Leadership and Management, Neil Brimblecombe

Reviews

"I wish I had bought this book at the start of my nursing degree rather than at the end of nearly 3 years training. If you're starting a mental health nursing course get it." - amazon.co.uk reviewer

"The authors have addressed complex topics in a very informative and engaging way. The use of scenarios and on-line tests will enable achievement of the mental health competencies required of modern day practice. I believe this book has the potential to become the key text for mental health nurses. I would have no hesitation in recommending this text to mental health nursing students. " - Dr Steve Tee, Senior Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing, Southampton University School of Nursing and Midwifery

"I feel this is very up to date and easy to understand. 10/10 I would give this book to any student on placement with me and to a recently qualified nurse." - Mr James Eley, Senior Community Mental Health Nurse, Norfolk and Waveney Mental health Partnership NHS Trust, UK

"It is made very clear how what the student does in placement links to standards and values set out in policy guidelines, which in turn links very clearly to their role as qualified professionals....this could be the main text for the mental health branch programme and subsequently a helpful reference text for the rest of their training." - Sattish Harbance-Singh, Lecturer and Practitioner, Salford University, UK

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