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Nursing and Mental Health Care

Nursing and Mental Health Care
An introduction for all fields of practice

August 2011 | 208 pages | Learning Matters
Improving mental health for all is increasingly important in nursing as more people suffer from mental health issues, ranging from stress through to diagnosed illnesses. It is crucial that all nurses, not just mental health nurses, are aware of mental health problems and the impact these have on patients, families and carers. This book gives a clear overview of mental health in nursing, relevant for all fields of practice. It explains the core features of the mental health nursing field, and explores aspects of mental health that every nurse should understand in order to provide holistic care to their patients.
Understanding Mental Health and Ill Health
Clarifying Your Own Personal Values and Beliefs
The Policy Context for Mental-Health Care
Mental and Physical Health Care Needs
Legal and Ethical Issues in Mental-Health Nursing
Communicating and Relating
Assessing Mental-Health Needs
Helping the Person with Mental-Health Needs
Improving Your Own Mental-Health

interesting book adopting the new NMC standards for pre registration nurse education aligning specific competences to chapters. the book provides an overview / summary of essential mental health topics which could be used therefore as a recommended read for certain 1st year modules

Mr Hywel Thomas
College of Human and Health science, Swansea University
May 14, 2012

easy to read, engaging

Pamela Pringle
Health Wellbeing and the Family, Canterbury Christ Church University
January 9, 2012

A very useful addition to the 'Transforming nursing practice' series: informative, well written & easy to read. As with other books in the series NMC standards & Essential Skills Clusters form a backdrop for the learning outcomes. A range of case scenarios that apply across all areas of nursing support its holistic approach to 'Nursing and mental health care'.

Mr Ian Hamilton
School of Health, Community and Education Studies, Northumbria University
December 22, 2011