Fundamentals of Mental Health Nursing

Paperback | May 2, 2009

EditorVictoria Clarke, Andrew Walsh

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In order to provide sound, person-centred care, mental health nursing students need a thorough understanding of theory alongside the ability to translate this knowledge into practice. It can be difficult to apply ideas from the classroom and books when learning how to work with mental healthservice users for the first time. That is why the theoretical aspects of this book are presented alongside realistic accounts of nursing practice. Fundamentals of Mental Health Nursing is a case-based and service user centred textbook for mental health nursing students. Designed to support students throughout their pre-registration studies, the text covers the essential knowledge required to provide high quality nursing care. Contributionsfrom real service users and cases of fictional clients are explored in detail to provide excellent transferable skills for practice.Dedicated chapters explore fundamental nursing skills and mental health law before providing a case-based exploration of the areas and subjects that will be encountered by students in university and placement. Practice-based chapters introduce students to the needs of a diverse range of fictionalclients and explain how the skills of communication, assessment, care planning and monitoring can be applied. Each chapter provides a sample care plan explaining why and how clinical decisions are made, so that students can develop their own skills and practice. The text opens with clear advice tohelp students succeed in their studies and concludes with a wealth of practical and thoughtful advice on becoming a professional and getting that first job.Online Resource Centre * Twenty one video clips of fictional service users demonstrate the application of theory and prepare students for real nursing practice * Quizzes, scenarios and a range of activities help students to apply their learning * Interactive glossary explains terminology and jargon* Sample CV's and self awareness exercises aid professional development

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In order to provide sound, person-centred care, mental health nursing students need a thorough understanding of theory alongside the ability to translate this knowledge into practice. It can be difficult to apply ideas from the classroom and books when learning how to work with mental healthservice users for the first time. That is why...

Victoria Clarke RNMH, RCNT, RNT, Cert Ed (FE/HE), BeD (Hons), MA. Victoria has worked as a mental health nurse for 26 years and within nurse education for the last 17 years. Victoria's current post is Head of Division/Director of Quality (Mental Health) at Birmingham City University. Andrew Walsh RNMH, LPE, Bsc(Hon), Pg Dip(Health De...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.68 inPublished:May 2, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199547742

ISBN - 13:9780199547746

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Table of Contents

1. Victoria Clarke, Francis Byrne, Karen Cross, Andrew Walsh: On Becoming a Student Mental Health Nurse2. Jim Chapman and Cheryl Chessum: Fundamental Skills of Mental Health Nursing3. Andrew Walsh, Simon Steeves Victoria Clarke: Mental Health Law4. Victoria Clarke and Andrew Walsh: Care of a Person with Complex Needs5. Simon Steeves and Chris Smith: Care of an Adult in Crisis6. Marjorie Lloyd: Nursing in a Rehabilitation and Recovery Context7. Catharine Jenkins, Glyn Coventry, Linda Playford: Care of Older People with Mental Health Problems8. Andrew Walsh and Victoria Taylor: Mental Health Nursing in the Community9. Nicola Clarke, Victoria Clarke, Sandy Fitzgibbon, Marion Johnson, Pam Virdi: Additional Skills for Complex Cases10. Victoria Clarke, Linda Playford and Andrew Walsh: On Becoming a Qualified Mental Health Nurse

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`'I enjoyed reading this..it is about time there was something aimed at students which includes service users, is up to date and accurate with current theory, core skills and practice...this would be a book I would buy' 'Sarah Carlisle, 3rd yr student nurse, Manchester University