Community Mental Health Nursing and Dementia Care: Practice Perspectives

Overview

Contributions to this collection of essays and articles are drawn from community mental health nurse practitioners and researchers at the forefront of their fields. It is key reading for practitioners, researchers, students, managers and policy makers in the field of community mental health nursing and/or dementia care.
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Overview

Contributions to this collection of essays and articles are drawn from community mental health nurse practitioners and researchers at the forefront of their fields. It is key reading for practitioners, researchers, students, managers and policy makers in the field of community mental health nursing and/or dementia care.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780335211425
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 5/28/2003
  • Pages: 306
  • Product dimensions: 9.69 (w) x 7.44 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Acknowledgements
Editorial note
Foreword
Introduction
Pt. 1 Setting the scene: The landscape of contemporary community mental health nursing practice in dementia care 1
1 Voices from the past: The historical alignment of dementia care to nursing 3
2 Integrating practice and knowledge in a clinical context 17
3 Multi-disciplinary teamworking 33
4 'We put our heads together': Negotiating support with the community mental health nurse 45
5 Risk and dementia: Models for community mental health nursing practice 63
Pt. 2 Dementia care nursing in the community: Assessment and practice approaches 75
6 Assessment and therapeutic approaches for community mental health nursing dementia care practice: An Overview 77
7 Cognitive-behavioural interventions in dementia: Practical and practice issues for community mental health nurses 88
8 Turning rhetoric into reality: Person-centred approaches for community mental health nursing 104
9 From screening to intervention: The community mental health nurse in a memory clinic setting 120
10 The community mental health nurse role in sharing a diagnosis of dementia: Practice approaches from an early intervention study 134
11 Group therapy: The double bonus effect of intervention for people with dementia and their carers 148
12 Psychosocial interventions with family carers of people with dementia 160
13 Admiral Nurses: A model of family assessment and intervention 171
14 Normalization as a philosophy of dementia care: Experiences and practice illustrations from a dedicated community mental health nursing team 186
15 Assessing and responding to challenging behaviour in dementia: A focus for community mental health nursing practice 199
Pt. 3 Leading and developing community mental health nursing in dementia 213
16 Clinical supervision and dementia care: Issues for community mental health nursing practice 215
17 Multi-agency and inter-agency working: Issues in managing a community mental health nursing service in dementia 236
18 Higher-level practice: Addressing the learning needs for community mental health nursing practice in dementia care 250
Index 265
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