Mental Health Nursing Case Book

Paperback | August 1, 2012

byNick Wrycraft

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“This is a modern multi-disciplinary text confronting a complex age and journey into recovery. It is a roadmap for every student of mental health who wants to put the most up-to-date practice fuel into their tank. The case study approach offers an authentic insight into life experiences of service users and allows the reader to re-think the relationship they have with vulnerable people in the middle of sensitive life challenges.”
Dr Dean-David Holyoake, University of Wolverhampton, UK

This engaging book consists of 27 case studies which offer a realistic and insightful view into the experience of mental ill-health. A range of mental health problems are considered for people at different stages of the lifespan, from common problems such as anxiety or depression, through to severe and enduring conditions such as schizophrenia.

Part of a new Case Book series, the book is written in an informative and clear style and utilises the latest evidence-based interventions and resources. The approach adopted:

  • Incorporates recovery based principles
  • Emphasizes the importance of collaborative working
  • Values the person’s perspective
  • Actively empowers and advocates for the person to make their own decisions and choicesWritten and edited by academic experts and experienced clinicians, the cases all take a positive, person-centred approach focusing on recovery outcomes. The book addresses the biological, psychological, social and physical aspects in scenarios and includes areas of mental health which are often overlooked, such as alcohol and substance misuse amongst older adults.

    Mental health nurse training involves focusing on working with individuals one-to-one in a range of settings, and this case book will reflect and complement the skills and situations students face while training and on placement.

    Contributors: Geoffrey Amoateng, Jean-Louis Ayivor, May Baker, Alison Coad, Hilary Ford, Sally Goldspink, John Harrison, Mark McGrath, Michael Nash, Cliff Riordan, Heather Rugg, Noel Sawyer, Vanessa Skinner, Steve Wood.

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“This is a modern multi-disciplinary text confronting a complex age and journey into recovery. It is a roadmap for every student of mental health who wants to put the most up-to-date practice fuel into their tank. The case study approach offers an authentic insight into life experiences of service users and allows the reader to re-thin...

Nick Wrycraft is Senior Lecturer for Mental Health Nursing at Anglia Ruskin University, UK. He is also editor of Introduction to Mental Health Nursing (Open University Press, 2009).

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:3.74 × 2.68 × 0.26 inPublished:August 1, 2012Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0335242952

ISBN - 13:9780335242955

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Section 1: Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Case Study 1: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder(ADHD) in Children and Young People
Case Study 2: Depression in Childhood
Case Study 3: Anxiety in Childhood (GAD)
Case Study 4: Childhood Generalized Anxiety Disorder(GAD)
Case Study 5: Behavioural Problems in Childhood
Case Study 6: Problems within Families

Section 2: Common Mental Health Problems in Adults
Case Study 7: Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
Case Study 8: Depression
Case Study 9: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder(OCD)
Case Study 10: Phobia
Case Study 11: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Section 3: Other Types of Mental Health Problems in Adults
Case Study 12: Alcohol Misuse
Case Study 13: Substance Misuse
Case Study 14: Self-harm
Case Study 15: Anorexia Nervosa
Case Study 16: Bulimia Nervosa

Section 4: Severe and Enduring Mental Health Problems in Adults
Case Study 17: Borderline Personality Disorder 1
Case Study 18: Borderline Personality Disorder 2
Case Study 19: Schizophrenia 1
Case Study 20: The Carer's Perspective
Case Study 21: Schizophrenia 2
Case Study 22: Caring for a Person with Bi-polar Disorder

Section 5: Mental Health Problems in Older Adults
Case Study 23: Depression in Older Adults
Case Study 24: Substance Misuse in Older Adults
Case Study 25: Dementia Care
Case Study 26: Supporting Carers
Case Study 27: Alcohol Misuse in Older Adults

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