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With an estimated 450 million people worldwide suffering from mental health problems, more health care workers now need a range of mental health skills in order to provide sufficient care across a variety of settings.

Written by leading authors in their fields, Eimear Muir-Cochrane, Patricia Barkway and Debra Nizette, The Pocketbook of Mental Health is a quick-reference resource that delivers practical strategies and skills for allied health and nursing students, health professionals, general practitioners, paramedics, police and allied health workers to implement. With a focus on social inclusion, recovery, culture and the promotion of consumer rights, this mental health textbook is a pivotal guide for holistic modern health care practices.

• Hands on practical strategies
of what to do in commonly encountered situations
A focus on recovery and person-centred care, and new material on co-occurring health problems
The latest research and evidence, including guidance on medications, scales, tools, terminology and DSM-5 updates
Case studies that provide practical examples.

• New chapter: Assessing Risk
Loss and Grief chapter has a stronger focus on Trauma
Consistent structuring across disorders and medications
Increased content on ice, the therapeutic relationship, pain, the links between physical health and mental, childhood, additional/new cultural groups
Significantly more content on self-care and inter-professional practice highlighting the different roles involved.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780729542852
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 04/12/2018
Edition description: 3rd ed.
Pages: 214
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Mental Health: Every Health Professional’s Business
Chapter 2: Working in a Recovery Framework
Chapter 3: Essentials for Mental Health Practice
Chapter 4: An Overview of Mental Health Problems
Chapter 5: Mental Health Assessment
Chapter 6: Assessing Risk
Chapter 7: Behaviours of Concern
Chapter 8: Mental Health Talking-Based Therapies
Chapter 9: Managing Medications
Chapter 10: Culture and Mental Health
Chapter 11: Co-occurring Medical Problems
Chapter 12: Loss and Grief
Chapter 13: Law and Ethics
Chapter 14: Settings for Mental Health Care
Appendix 1: Surviving Clinical Placement
Appendix 2: Who Does What in Mental Health?
Appendix 3: Abbreviations in Medication Administration
Appendix 4: Supporting People With Mental Illness Taking Medication

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