Advanced Practice in Metal Health Nursing

Advanced Practice in Metal Health Nursing

by Michael Clinton
     
 

Advanced Practice in Mental Health Nursing draws on international expertise to provide a collection of perspectives on important clinical, theoretical and policy issues facing mental health nurses in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Australia and Scandinavia. Diverse perspectives are given full voice in this text, enriching and extending the

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Advanced Practice in Mental Health Nursing draws on international expertise to provide a collection of perspectives on important clinical, theoretical and policy issues facing mental health nurses in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Australia and Scandinavia. Diverse perspectives are given full voice in this text, enriching and extending the discussion of mental health nursing. The book begins with a consumer viewpoint. Psychiatry is vilified by some authors and left unchallenged by others. The nurse-patient relationship is considered the centrepiece of practice by several contributors, whereas others focus on programmatic issues or on consumer autonomy and empowerment. Challenging diagnostic categories, such as personality disorder and dementia, are tackled. The young and the elderly are given their due as clients requiring skilled and qualified care by advanced nurse clinicians.

The international scope of this book emphasises the consistent concerns that frame approaches to practice locally and internationally. This text brings together the experiences and expertise of consumers, leading practitioners and academics to provide a text aimed at advanced practitioners, and masters and doctoral program students. It will also be of direct interest to managers and service providers.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"I would recommend [this book] to all mental health nurses wanting to make a difference."

Martin Ward, Health Service Journal 1999

"A fascinating and challenging collection of perspectives on clinical, theoretical and policy issues facing mental health nurses, matched with inspiring descriptions of innovative in-practice solutions."
"Overall, this is an inspiring and thought-provoking volume for all and any practitioners."

Tracey Frudd, Mental Health Care, 1999

"Overall, the book draws on a range of international expertise to provide an eclectic view of the bio-psychosocial approach to mental health problems. It should be compulsory reading for all nurses because it brings together consumer, professional and academic perspectives on mental health nursing practice."
Roy Riseborough, Nursing Standard, 1999

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780632048922
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/04/1999
Series:
Health Topics
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

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