Community Mental Health Nursing and Dementia Care

Paperback | May 1, 2003

byJohn Keady, Charlotte Clarke, Trevor Adams

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"it should be compulsory reading for any nurse working with people who have dementia and should be a core text on courses used to train this profession." Dementia

"I'd recommend this book to any health professional working in dementia care. Its commitment to breaking down inter-disciplinary barriers makes it universally applicable." Mental Health Today

A rounded account of Community Mental Health Nurses' practice in dementia care has been long overdue. This is the first book to focus on the role of Community Mental Health Nurses in their highly valued work with both people with dementia and their families.

This book:

  • Explores the complexity and diversity of Community Mental Health Nurse work
  • Captures perspectives from along the trajectory of dementia
  • Identifies assessment and intervention approaches
  • Discusses an emerging evidence base for implications in practice Contributions to this collection of essays and articles are drawn from Community Mental Health Nurse practitioners and researchers at the forefront of their fields.

    It is key reading for practitioners, researchers, students, managers and policy makers in the field of community mental health nursing and/or dementia care.

    Contributors: Trevor Adams, Peter Ashton, Gill Boardman, Angela Carradice, Chris Clark, Charlotte L. Clarke, Jan Dewing, Sue Hahn, Mark Holman, John Keady, Kath Lowery, Jill Manthorpe, Cathy Mawhinney, Anne Mason, Paul McCloskey, Anne McKinley, Linda Miller, Gordon Mitchell, Elinor Moore, Michelle Murray, Mike Nolan, Peter Nolan, Tracy Packer, Sean Page, Marilla Pugh, Helen Pusey, Assumpta Ryan, Alison Soliman, Vicki Traynor, Dot Weaks, Heather Wilkinson.

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"it should be compulsory reading for any nurse working with people who have dementia and should be a core text on courses used to train this profession." Dementia"I'd recommend this book to any health professional working in dementia care. Its commitment to breaking down inter-disciplinary barriers makes it universally applicable." Men...

Dr. John Keady worked for a number of years as a Community Mental Health Nurse in a community dementia team in North West Wales before moving into teaching and research at the University of Wales, Bangor in July 1993. John has maintained an active interest in dementia care and is founding and co-editor of Dementia: The International Jo...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 3.78 × 2.91 × 0.3 inPublished:May 1, 2003Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0335211429

ISBN - 13:9780335211425

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Table of Contents

Contributors
Acknowledgements
Editorial note
Foreword by Professor Mike Nolan
Introduction

Part One: Setting the scene: the landscape of contemporary community mental health nursing practice in dementia care
Voices from the past: the historical alignment of dementia care to nursing
Integrating practice and knowledge in a clinical context
Multidisciplinary teamworking
"We put our heads together"
Risk and dementia

Part Two: Dementia care nursing in the community: assessment and practice approaches
Assessment and therapeutic approaches for community mental health nursing dementia care practice
Cognitive-behavioural interventions in dementia
Turning rhetoric into reality
From screening to intervention
The community mental health nurse role in sharing a diagnosis of dementia
Group therapy
Psychosocial interventions with family carers of people with dementia
Admiral nurses
Normalization as a philosophy of dementia care
Assessing and responding to challenging behaviour in dementia

Part Three: Leading and developing community mental health nursing in dementia
Clinical supervision and dementia care
Multi-agency and inter-agency working
Higher level practice
Index.