Nursing in Child and Adolescent Mental Health / Edition 1

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"This book considers the range of skills and roles that nurse's now undertake within specialist CAMHS, it provides a good basic introduction for nurses and clinicians from other disciplines. Discussion around medication management as part of a nurse's extended role is timely and will be of particular use to those considering this option within their practice. The text is easily accessible, utilising case studies to enhance learning. The inclusion of research and audit helps raise the need not only for nurses to be more involved in research but also the need for clinicians to evaluate their practice. I would recommend this text to clinicians new to CAMHS."

Sharon Pagett, Senior Lecturer, Mental Health (CAMHS), Department of Nursing, University of Central Lancashire, UK

"Nurses have a key role to play within the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Team. Yet there are few textbooks devoted to the specialist and advanced roles which many undertake within this field of practice. This text will fill the void addressing legal and ethical issues while focusing upon clinical practice and the application of theoretical concepts."

Fiona Smith, Adviser in Children's and Young People's Nursing, Royal College of Nursing, UK

This book focuses on child and adolescent mental health (CAMH) for nurses training and working in this field. The authors explore the various roles CAMH nurses fulfil and consider how these roles might be undertaken with confidence.

Drawing upon both the academic evidence available, and grounded in the reality of clinical practice, the book looks at how to assess the different issues and the various interventions used in practice. The authors consider the effect of child and family development on mental health, as well as broader factors influencing mental health and well-being. Among the core issues considered are:

  • Definitions and consequences of mental health, illness and stigma
  • Child development
  • Legislative frameworks
  • Assessment skills
  • Therapeutic work: individual counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy, family work and medication
  • Clinical governance and supervision
  • Research

Chapters include case scenarios, clinical applications and boxes highlighting the key context issues.

Nursing in Child and Adolescent Mental Health is relevant to nurses at all levels, but is especially useful to postgraduate nurses and nurses in specialist child and adolescent mental health services (SCAMHS). Other professional staff will also find it useful.

Contributors: Laurence Baldwin, P. Mani Das Gupta, Clay Frake, Neil Hemstock, Michael Hodgkinson, Sarah Hogan, Cath Kitchen, Peter Nolan, Theresa Norris, Ged Rogers, Noreen Ryan, Mervyn Townley, Panos Vostanis and Richard Williams.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780335234639
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/1/2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Nisha Dogra is Senior Lecturer and honorary consultant in child and adolescent psychiatry and Course Director of Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma/MSc in Child and Adolescent Mental Health at the University of Leicester, UK.

Sharon Leighton is Nurse Consultant in Child and Adolescent Mental Health, South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Trust, UK. She holds honorary posts at the School of Health, Staffordshire University and the Greenwood Institute of Child Health, University of Leicester, UK.

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Table of Contents

The editors ix

The contributors xi

Acknowledgements xiii

Introduction 1

1 Defining mental health and mental illness Sharon Leighton Nisha Dogra 7

2 Child and family development Mani Das Gupta Clay Frake 19

3 The aetiology of child mental health problems Nisha Dogra Mani Das Gupta Sharon Leighton 33

4 Legal and ethical considerations in CAMH Sharon Leighton 46

5 Nursing assessment in CAMHS Nisha Dogra Laurence Baldwin 55

6 Counselling and the therapeutic use of self Sharon Leighton 69

7 Family work and CAMHS nursing Clay Frake 84

8 Cognitive behavioural therapy and the CAMH nurse Michael Hodgkinson 96

9 Nurse prescribing and medication management in CAMHS Noreen Ryan Teresa Norris 110

10 Inpatient CAMH nursing: two different models of care Sarah Hogan Ged Rogers Neil Hemstock 124

11 Multi-agency working Sarah Hogan Nisha Dogra Cath Kitchen 134

12 Working with vulnerable children and young people Viki Elliott Panos Vostanis 145

13 Clinical governance, audit and supervision Nisha Dogra Dee Davies 155

14 Nurses and CAMH research Sharon Leighton Lawrence Baldwin Peter Nolan 167

15 Developing mental health services for children and adolescents Mervyn Townley Richard Williams 181

Index 195

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