Physical Healthcare and Promotion in Mental Health Nursing

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It is essential for mental health nurses to understand the physical health needs of people with mental health disorders in order to provide holistic care. Yet these people often have their physical health needs unrecognised or poorly managed. This book is a practical and informative guide to the physical health care of people with mental health illnesses. It covers a range of health-promotion strategies, including exercise, diet and oral health, and assessment, intervention and skills for common physical ...

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Overview

It is essential for mental health nurses to understand the physical health needs of people with mental health disorders in order to provide holistic care. Yet these people often have their physical health needs unrecognised or poorly managed. This book is a practical and informative guide to the physical health care of people with mental health illnesses. It covers a range of health-promotion strategies, including exercise, diet and oral health, and assessment, intervention and skills for common physical disorders found in people with mental-health problems. It takes a recovery perspective and emphasises the importance of communication and collaborative care for adherence to healthy lifestyles.

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Meet the Author

Stanley Mutsatsa is a former Course Leader in Medication Management at Kings College, Institute of Psychiatry, London. He is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Health and Social Care at London South Bank University.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
The determinants of poor physical health in people with mental health problems
Physical health promotion, communication and the therapeutic alliance
The care and management of cardiovascular disorders
Metabolic syndrome and diabetes mellitus
Respiratory disorders
Substance misuse and physical health in mental health
Side effects of psychotropic drugs and their management
Diet, exercise and sleep in health promotion for mental health
Glossary

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