Mental Health Nursing Skills

Paperback | April 1, 2009

EditorPatrick Callaghan, John Playle, Linda Cooper

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Mental Health Nurses require a diverse skills base to aid service users and their carers on their journey to recovery. During their training, students need to acquire and demonstrate skills to show that the care they provide is evidence-based and effective. Skills as diverse as assessment,forming therapeutic interactions, caring for physical and mental health needs as well as leadership and management, can be difficult to learn and master - until now! Mental Health Nursing Skills provides students with a highly evidence-based and practical account of the skills required for nursing practice. Written in response to the Chief Nursing Officer's review of Mental Health Nursing in England and that of the Scottish Executive, the authors translatetheory into clearly applied skills supported by practice examples, tips and online activities. By inviting contributions from nursing academics, researchers and practitioners this text reflects the best of theory and practice. Each chapter discusses the policy and evidence base for each skill, so students know their practice is rigorous, before outlining a step-by-step description of that skill. 'Practice Example and Tips' boxes demonstrate how the skill can be used on placements. Students can develop their skills throughonline quizzes, scenarios and activities on a free dedicated Online Resource Centre, which also provides updates on evidence, clinical guidelines and protocols every six months. Clearly mapped against all the benchmarks expected by professional nursing bodies and suitable for all settings, Mental Health Nursing Skills provides a high quality and student friendly account of the skills that are required for nursing practice.

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Mental Health Nurses require a diverse skills base to aid service users and their carers on their journey to recovery. During their training, students need to acquire and demonstrate skills to show that the care they provide is evidence-based and effective. Skills as diverse as assessment,forming therapeutic interactions, caring for ph...

Patrick Callaghan is a Mental Health Nurse and Chartered Health Psychologist. He is Professor of Mental Health Nursing at the University of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire NHS Healthcare Trust. Here he heads a research programme designed to enable people to recover from mental distress, leading on service evaluation, testing the effect...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 10.43 × 7.68 × 0.01 inPublished:April 1, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199534446

ISBN - 13:9780199534449

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Table of Contents

Part I: Putting values into practice1. Patrick Callaghan: Introduction to Mental Health Nursing: Past, Present and Future2. John Playle and Penny Bee: Service Users expectations and views of Mental Health Nurses3. Linda Cooper: Values Based Mental Health Nursing Practice4. Patrick Callaghan and Paul Crawford: Evidence-Based Mental Health Nursing Practice5. Theo Stickley and Gemma Stacey: Caring: The Essence of Mental Health NursingPart II: Improving outcomes for service user6. Jean Morrisey: Interpersonal Communication - Heron's Six Category Intervention Analysis7. Jeanette Hewitt, Michael Coffey and Greg Rooney: Forming, Sustaining and Ending Therapeutic Interactions8. Alan Simpson and Geoff Brennan: Working in Partnership9. Julie Repper and Rachel Perkins: Recovery and Social Inclusion10. Helen Waldock: The essence of Physical Health Care11. Judith Gellatly and Karina Lovell: Fostering Guided Self Help12. Dave Richards: Behavioural Activation13. Dan Bressington and Mark Wilbourn: Medication Management14. Richard Griffith: Legal, Professional and Ethical Issues15. Sarah Eales: Risk Assessment and Management16. Julia Jones and Sarah Eales: Practising Safe and Effective Observation17. Martin Anderson and Keith Waters: The Recognition and Therapeutic Management of Self Harm and Suicidal Behaviour18. Richard Whittington and David Riley: The Prevention, Recognition and Therapeutic Management of Violence19. Peter Phillips and Patrick Callaghan: Working with people with Substance Misuse ProblemsPart III: A positive, modern profession20. Ben Hannigan: Interagency and Interprofessional working21. Sara Owen and Clare Fox: Personal and Professional Development22. Neil Brimblecombe: Leadership and Management

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''I would be likely to buy this book and recommend it to others as a core text. The material covered gives a firm grounding and increases my confidence about discussing care with patients and managing their safety". (Mary Clarke, Mental Health Nursing Student, Queens University Belfast, UK)