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Mental Health Policy for Nurses

Mental Health Policy for Nurses

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April 2014 | 264 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Policy determines much of what nurses actually do on a daily basis, which means it is essential for nurses to engage with policy if they are to understand their own practice.  Mental health nursing in particular has been shaped by a variety of policy factors in the past fifty years. In this new textbook, edited by the mental health advisor to the Royal College of Nursing, a range of experts in their field introduce the essential elements of mental health policy to students and experienced practitioners. The book covers a broad range of areas, including settings for care and the historical context, policy affecting various diagnoses and service user groups, and how policy is translated into action.  Clinical examples are drawn on throughout, to help students think about the real-life context of what can be a difficult subject.

It will be essential reading for pre-registration mental health nursing students, and valuable to those working in practice who want to gain an understanding of policy.

Peter Nolan
The History of Mental Health Policy in the United Kingdom
Neil Brimblecombe
The European Context
Ben Hannigan
Community Services
Norman Young
Elizabeth Collier and Catherine McQuarrie
Older People
Trevor Adams
Karen M. Wright
Personality Disorder
Mick McKeown and Fiona Jones
Service User Involvement
Ann Jackson
Equalities in Mental Health Nursing
Tim McDougall
Child Mental Health Policy in the UK
Cheryl Kipping
Dual Diagnosis
Cris Allen
Policy into Action?

recommended read that supports the essential reading list for the evidence based module.

Mr Hywel Thomas
College Of Human And Health Science, Swansea University
April 30, 2014

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