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Acute Mental Health Nursing

Acute Mental Health Nursing
From Acute Concerns to the Capable Practitioner

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Nursing | Psychiatric Nursing

May 2004 | 256 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
'This is an exciting and timely contribution to the resources available for policy makers, and practitioners wishing to improve standards and health and social outcomes in inpatient care within the context of community oriented comprehensive care for people with mental illness' - Professor Rachel Jenkins, Director, WHO Collaborating Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London

'This book is a valuable addition to the growing literature on acute care and should provide great encouragement to the frontline staff in this area… By bringing together this range of excellent material the editors have also been able to produce a book which addresses the most thorny problems which face most frontline staff for much of their working day' - From the Foreword by Professor Kevin Gournay, CBE Health Services Research Department, Institute of Psychiatry

'Inpatient mental health care has had a rough ride in recent years. Its shortcomings have been highlighted, while policy emphasis and cash have been directed to community services. This very welcome book reminds us that inpatient care and treatment are an essential element in the spectrum of mental health services and shows how they can be re-thought and fine-tuned in ethos, practice and training, for the benefit of service-users, staff and the wider community. It deserves a wide readership' - John Bowis MEP (former Health Minister for Mental Health)

'By concentrating on describing the skills of practitioners the editors and authors of Acute Mental Health Nursing have developed a unique resource for both students and practitioners of acute inpatient care. Their no nonsense evidence- based approach will be an invaluable aid to developing practical responses to this important though challenging area of mental health practice' - Richard Bradshaw, Director of Nursing Prison Health Department of Health England formerly Professional Office Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Nursing UKCC

'Comprehensively tackles a range of key issues that the student or advanced practitioner in acute mental health nursing will face… I recommend this book, which will provide a useful resource for anyone interested in this important area of nursing' - Journal of Community Nursing

Recent mental health policy has focused on developing community-based services, while the reality remains that patients experiencing acute episodes of illness are mainly cared for in hospital. Acute Mental Health Nursing has been developed as a guide to the core knowledge and skills required for working in inpatient settings.

Bringing together a vastly experienced and multi-professional team of contributors, the book covers core areas of practice including:

· assessment

· risk management

· case management and integrated care pathways

· observation

· cognitive behavioural therapy

· psycho-social interventions

· medication management

· user involvement

· social inclusion

· measurement of health and social functioning.

Drawing on the latest developments in policy and planning, Acute Mental Health Nursing addresses issues which are specific to working in inpatient settings. It has been designed for use in training and is also an excellent source of reference for use in practice.

David Howard
An Introduction to Acute Mental Health Care
From Acute Concerns to Capable Practioner

Joe Curran and Paul Rogers
Acute Psychiatric In-Patient Assessment
Mick James and Damian Mitchell
Measuring Health and Social Functioning Using HoNOS
Julie Repper and Rachel Perkins
Social Inclusion and Acute Care
Alison Faulkner
Strategies for Surviving Acute Care
Martin Ward and Gail W Stuart
Case Management
Perspectives of the UK and US Systems

Julie Hall
Integrated Care Pathways
The `Acute' Context

David Duffy, Mike Doyle and Tony Ryan
Risk Assessment and Management in Acute Mental Health Care
Julia Jones and Ann Jackson
Kevin Gournay
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy in In-Patient Care
Ian Baguley and Julie Dulson
Psychosocial Interventions
Richard Gray
Medication Management

'Comprehensively tackles a range of key issues that the student or advanced practitioner in acute mental health nursing will face… I recommend this book, which will provide a useful resource for anyone interested in this important area of nursing' - Journal of Community Nursing

An easy to read and understand text which is supported by up to date theories and resources. I specifically like the discussion and reflection points used throughout the book.I like the fact that it emphasises the core skills, values and knowledge base necessary to become a capable mental heath nurse

Mrs Loretta Clayton
School of Health & Well Being, Wolverhampton University
November 29, 2011

Great little book for acute care.
I would recommend it for undergraduate and post graduate students in mental health nursing

Ms Brigid Arkins
School of Nursing and Midwifery, University College Cork (NUI)
April 7, 2011

This will be a most useful text for both undergraduate and postgraduate nursing students

Mrs Julia Terry
Health , University of Wales - Swansea
December 8, 2010

the book is very comprehensive, evidenced based, easily readable considering a variety of settings and mental health issues. The students find the book very useful and interesting

Dr Praxoulla Rameshwar
FHSCS, Kingston University
May 6, 2010

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