Partnerships In Community Mental Health Nursing And Dementia Care / Edition 1

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"How useful is this book? I have referred to it often, and found myself quoting information and models of care from it. I lent it to a colleague to prepare a presentation on 'challenging behaviour' to our local carers' group and he thought it was an excellent resource. It is key reading for any mental health professional with an interest in improving the quality of life of people with dementia. I would recommend that all community teams have a copy."


"Overall, this book is useful. It is well-indexed and has helpful summaries and sections on lessons for practice. It is to be hoped that the title will not deter clinicians other than nurses from reading it, as it will be of interest and of use to them too."

mentalhealth today

"This is an excellent reader aimed at a wide readership. I believe it is particularly appropriate for qualified staff in CMHTs, but also for mental health, occupational therapy and social work students as a comprehensive introductory text for mental health for older people in community settings."

Mark Vincent, University of Northampton, UK

"A very useful foundation book for those wishing to understand the challenges of dementia care. "

Anthony Fraher, University of the West of England, UK

  • What is the role of the community mental health nurse (CMHN) in dementia care?
  • What knowledge and frameworks influence the way CMHNs practice in dementia care?
  • How will community mental health nursing be driven forward in the future?

This exciting and long-awaited new book is a companion volume to the respected Community Mental Health Nursing and Dementia Care: Practice Perspectives (Open University Press, 2003, edited by Keady, Clarke and Adams). The book enhances the link between theory and practice, providing a rounded and evidence-based account of the complexity, breadth and diversity of community mental health nursing practice in dementia care.

The text is divided into three distinct sections:

  • Models of community support and practice values
  • Professional roles and clinical work
  • Moving forward: Changing and developing CMHN practice

The book includes coverage of key contemporary issues such as service user involvement, nurse prescribing, younger people with dementia, social exclusion and vulnerability.

Partnerships in Community Mental Health Nursing and Dementia Care: Practice Perspectives is key reading for students of dementia care at all levels. It is also of relevance to professionals within the field of community mental health nursing and all other mental health or gerontology related areas.

Contributions to this book are drawn from practising CMHNs in dementia care, researchers and commentators who are working at the forefront of their respective fields.

Contributors: Trevor Adams, Susan Ashcroft-Simpson, Caroline Baker, Diane Beavis, Catherine Brannan, Dawn Brooker, Shane Burke, Suzanne Cahill, Caroline Cantley, Peter Caswell, Charlotte L. Clarke, Vivienne Davies-Quarrell, Kenneth Day, Kay de Vries, Aine Farrell, Paula Gardiner, Sue Gunstone, Philip Hardman, Steve Iliffe, Dee Jones, Gary and Linda Jones, John Keady, Cordelia Man-yuk Kwok, Jenny Mackenzie, Mike Nolan, Simon O’Donovan, Sean Page, Emma Pritchard, Jan Reed, Jeannie Robinson, David Stanley, Fiona Wilkie, Heather Wilkinson, Kevin G. Wood

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780335215812
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/1/2007
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 0.77 (w) x 7.44 (h) x 9.69 (d)

Table of Contents

List of figures     ix
List of tables     xi
Contributors     xiii
Acknowledgements     xix
Foreword   Mike Nolan     xxi
Introduction     1
Models of community support and practice values     5
Models of community support for people with dementia: Where does the CMHN fit in?   Sean Page   John Keady   Charlotte L. Clarke     7
How others see us: General practitioner reflections on the role and value of the community mental health nurse in dementia care   Steve Iliffe     25
Beyond respite: Working in collaboration with younger people with dementia and their families in designing support services that 'enhance life'   Vivienne Davies-Quarrell   Linda Jones   Gary Jones     40
The right route: Service user involvement in care pathways   Sue Gunstone   Jeannie Robinson     48
Legal and ethical considerations in the role of the CHMN   Dee Jones     61
Ethnic minority communities and the experience of dementia: A review and implications for practice   Jenny Mackenzie     76
An inclusive and relationship-centred approach to community mental health nursing to people with dementia and their family carers   Trevor Adams   PaulaGardiner     89
Professional role and clinical work     107
The Alzheimer's Medication Service: Developing an early intervention service in a rural community   Diane Beavis     109
Nurse prescribing and the CHMN: Assuming new responsibilities in dementia treatment   Sean Page     125
Rural practice, dementia and CHMN activity: An Irish perspective   Aine Farrell   Suzanne Cahill   Shane Burke     142
Younger people with dementia: Emerging needs, multi-disciplinarity and the CHMN   Jan Reed   Charlotte L. Clarke   Caroline Cantley   David Stanley     152
The CHMN: pathways for assessing vulnerability and abuse in dementia care   Simon T. O'Donovan     169
Supporting people with a learning disability and dementia: The role of the community learning disability nurse   Fiona Wilkie   Catherine Brannan   Kenneth Day   Heather Wilkinson     188
The role of the community mental health nurse and the creative arts   Kevin G. Wood     206
The community mental health nurse in the care home sector: Issues of assessment and intervention   Caroline Baker   Dawn Brooker     218
Assertive outreach and the CHMN: A role for the future?   Caroline Cantley   Peter Caswell     232
'A third way?' Challenging behaviour and the development of CHMN services: Case site examples from Hong Kong, China and Manchester, UK   Cordelia Man-Yuk Kwok   Philip Hardman     245
Matters of the heart: The CHMN and palliative care   Kay de Vries     260
At the margins of society: Social exclusion and the experience of dementia: some reflections and challenges to CHMN practice   Sean Page   Philip Hardman     272
Moving forward: Changing and developing CHMN practice     293
The community mental health nurse in dementia care: Educational opportunities and future role preparation   Emma Pritchard   Sue Ashcroft-Simpson     295
Out of our history and into our future: Reflections on developing CHMN practice   Charlotte L. Clarke     314
Signposts to the future: Some personal reflections and messages for CHMN practice   John Keady   Charlotte L. Clarke   Sean Page   Trevor Adams     327
Index     333
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