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Understanding Mental Health Practice for Adult Nursing Students

Understanding Mental Health Practice for Adult Nursing Students

First edition
Edited by:

April 2022 | 184 pages | Learning Matters

As an adult nurse you will come into contact with a wide-range of service users during your practice. Whilst your focus might be on the physical problem that brought them to you, understanding their mental health is also a key part of your role and important to treating people effectively. This book will give you practical guidance on how to respond to the needs of those in your care who face mental health challenges, helping you be more prepared and able to deliver person-centred care confidently.

Key features

·        Fully mapped to the NMC standards of proficiency for registered nurses (2018)

·        Offers a clear and concise overview of contemporary mental health nursing care 

·        Case studies and activities help you relate theory and concepts to your nursing practice

Steve Trenoweth & Angela Warren
Chapter 1: The Importance of Mental Health Care
Sonya Chelvanayagam & Zoe Cowie
Chapter 2: Integrating Mental and Physical Health
Steve Trenoweth
Chapter 3: Understanding Mental Health Problems
Tula Brannelly & Josie Tuck
Chapter 4: Legal and Ethical Frameworks in Mental Health Care
Steve Trenoweth and Sue Baron
Chapter 5: Supporting People with Mental Health Concerns
Sandy Walker
Chapter 6: Responding to a Mental Health Crisis
Josie Tuck
Chapter 7: Overview of the Therapeutic Use of Medicines in Mental Health
Steve Trenoweth & Chloe Casey
Chapter 8: Managing Stress and Promoting Your Mental Health

This book is now adopted as ESSENTIAL reading for our students on T Level, particularly in the second year where students will undertake specialisms in Mental Health Practice.

Miss Beccy Smith
H&SC, New College Swindon
June 20, 2022

an easy to read text which highlights mental health practice in adult nursing

Simone Bedford
Nursing, Sunderland University
April 27, 2022

Used in a generic module that covers concepts of mental health. The book is ideally written to give student nurses from other fields an insight into how MH practice is relevant and helpful to them as professionals

Miss Lauren Rea
Nursing and Midwifery (Lancaster), University of Cumbria
October 11, 2022

I use this text when delivering the importance of mental health in adult nursing care.

Mr Thomas Beary
Nursing, Hertfordshire University
December 9, 2022

A welcome updated version of essential aspects of mental health care. User friendly and easy to navigate. I particularly liked the inclusion of positive psychology interventions to balance out the more traditional and expected interventions.

Mrs Janet Macfarlane
Dept of Health & Social Studies, Bolton University
May 3, 2022

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