Mental Health Nursing

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The First UK Edition of this popular core text explores the full mental health nursing care continuum within a flexible, person-centred framework. It emphasises skilled engagement, collaborative assessment and care-planning, effective therapeutic communication and compassionate, evidence-based interventions. Its reader-friendly format and concise, focused chapters promote self-awareness, effective communication, collaboration and an emphasis on strengths and resources.

Mental Health Nursing First UK Edition is essential reading for pre-registration students at diploma and degree level, on both adult and specialist mental health nursing courses, and as a resource for post-registration clinicians.

Kevin Acott is Mental Health Tutor/Branch Leader (MH) in the University of Surrey's Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781901831023
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 6/1/2009
  • Series: Incredibly Easy! Series
  • Edition description: First, UK Edition
  • Pages: 508

Table of Contents

Unit 1 Current Theories and Practice

  • 1: Foundations of Mental Health Nursing
  • 2: Psychosocial Theories and Therapeutic Approaches
  • 3: Neurobiological Theories, the Nurse and Psychopharmacology
  • 4: Care and Treatment Settings, The Multidisciplinary Team and Therapeutic Programmes
  • Unit 2 Building the Nurse-Client Relationship

  • 5: Therapeutic Relationships and Alliances
  • 6: Therapeutic Communication
  • 7: Culture, Clients and Nurses: Responses To Stress, Health And Illness
  • 8: Assessment Approaches
  • Unit 3 Current Social and emotional concerns

  • 9: Legal and Ethical Issues
  • 10: Anger, Hostility, and Aggression
  • 11: Abuse and Violence
  • 12: Grief and Loss
  • Unit 4: Nursing Practice for Psychiatric Disorders

  • 13: Anxiety and Stress
  • 14: Psychoses and Schizophrenia
  • 15: Mood Disorders
  • 16: Personality Disorders
  • 17: Substance Abuse
  • 18: Eating Disorders
  • 19: Somatoform Disorders
  • 20: Child and Adolescent Disorders
  • 21: Cognitive Disorders
  • Glossary of Key Terms, Disorders, Other Terms

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